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

Andrew Turner ajturner at
Fri Jan 26 17:06:35 CET 2007

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.

Bluetooth OBD scanner:

Open-source OBD scanner & python software:

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