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A setback, Maybe what I need!

A project log for Digital Speedometer

A new digital dash to replace the slow inaccurate one on my cheap Chinese bike

Mangus TiranusMangus Tiranus 05/06/2017 at 14:330 Comments

Well Ive had a setback today, Today i discovered that Virtual Box works in mysterious ways...

As Im using a Macbook I had to run Vbox to use some small windows apps, this including the Nextion Editor for building the GUI on the lcd display...

A few weeks ago i did some house cleaning on my computer and deleted some unused large files. Including some Snapshots of the VM I used. I kept the main virtual drives I had setup believing my important files to be in those drives... only to today find out thats not how VBox works. It puts everything you to in the machine into a second Virtual Drive for some strange reason. Strange because that takes up a huge amount of space for no reason at all...

I recovery the VM got it working again and tried to find my files... Nothing. Its not there... All gone. All the Nextion Editor program and project files. Gone.

I still have the graphic assets as I made them in Mac. But the project gone...

There is some one who maybe able to recover some of the project from the firmware file. But it will still be a fair amount of work getting it running again.

Pretty gutting... And Yes I should have had a recent backup. But trouble is with all the stuff going on in my life at the moment. Backing up has been the last thing on my mind.

I do have a backup but its old. its from when I had to move out of home so late January...

But silver lining... This might be the kick I need to finally make the proper move over to the EVE display solution. Im already designing my mainboard with the ability to use an EVE setup. But Im currently struggling with making the display board itself. I need to find and stick to one LCD panel but finding one is proving more complicated than I had hoped.

In either situation. I have a lot of work to do... If i can recover the project in a partical state I have a fair bit of work to fix it. But it would be availible to show mockups to a potential backer... Moving to FTDI EVE will also be a huge amount of work. Not only would I have to learn its entire process. its documentation isnt the best... I would also have to completely rebuild the project from scratch anyway...

But I do intend to make some graphic design changes with the new system.

Lets see where this goes :)

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