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Published on: July 26, 2013 / Comments: 2

A good start to a CarPuter using a Raspberry Pi and an OBD-II reader

A noble start

Martin got inspired by another guy doing a similar project using a Raspberry Pi and OBD-II reader on a motorcycle.  So martin got a Pi and and a USB OBD-II reader on the cheap and got it working on his car.  Seeing how the Pi is doing the heavy lifting here I can see a good start to a Car PC that monitors the vitals of your car, and possibly throwing in some multimedia and / or a touchscreen.

Martin has made his fork of the code available here and a little bit of instructions here.  The decoding is done in python so it should be pretty easy to modify or add a PyGTK library for some graphing.

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