Neo Carputer (was: idea for Neo 2nd generation: Accelerometer)

Richi Plana myopenmoko at
Fri Jan 26 18:06:01 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 11:06 -0500, Andrew Turner wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Tim Newsom <cephdon at> wrote:
> > As a side note... In the US and probably other countries there is a
> > standard for the interface to the car computer.  From that interface you
> > can get the vehicle speed and diagnostic information about how the
> > engine is running.  It might be interesting to have some kind of
> > bluetooth car interface to obtain that information and display it for
> > you while you are in your car.  Anyone ever heard of anything like
> > that?
> >
> You're speaking of OBD or CAN.
> There are some good interfaces out there, though the auto companies
> try to protect their information. It would be neat to build a
> plotter/scanner interface for measuring the car sensors on the Neo
> using either bluetooth or serial/usb.

On my car, the interface is an OBDII. TurboXS <>
has written a program (DTEC Boost Controller Pro (DTEC-BC-PRO)
<>) that turns a Nintendo
Gameboy DS into a Boost Controller. I have a Linux-based carputer that
reads off data from the Subaru, so why not a cellphone (via USB)? It's


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