Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Boredom + Extra Parts = ghetto Fab!
Today, we found out in our shop what happens when you combine an over-active person with some spare parts.
I'd like you to meet my tool box, new and improved.
The CD player you'll notice if you look closely on the left side of the bottom box has been with me for nigh unto 7 years, first in the Mighty Maxima, then the Altima, then my Jeep. CD players are great. I've decided that you can tolerate a number of failings in a player... for instance, if one of the channels of the auxiliary input goes caput, that's ok. On the other hand, though... Beeping when i get out of the car is not okay. i've replaced 2 players now because they did that... yes, i'm slightly spoiled.
The major failing for which this here 400 dollar (MSRP 7 years ago) was removed from my jeep was this: if you own a cd player that won't feed itself, you've got problems. for a few months, i had to coax the CD in with a screw driver turned perpendicular to the disk, and out with a set of needle nose pliers.
So, i replaced it... Keeping tools on hand and trying to work with them while driving at super-legal speeds isn't smart... but keeping tools on hand IN A TOOL BOX and using them WHILE STANDING STILL seemed a good option to me. As did canabalizing the speakers (ghetto, eh?) from the shop system that would no longer open or close the cd tray, or play cd's or casettes at all. Somehow, a matchbox car was also inserted into one of the speakers too... Not too worried about it.
So, I'm excited that my Toolbox will now play CDs, MP3's, WMA's, and is completely mobile with it's very own 12 volt battery. Yeah. hope you enjoyed it.