Archive | July 2013

Lift off

This is a little project to satisfy my curiosity that started off with the famous words of “How Hard Could It Be”?

You see, I have this car:

And it has an old school analogue instrument cluster, like this:

It displays the usual information:
– Speed
– Revs
– Boost
– Fuel
– Engine temperature
And various lights for warnings/information.

The instrument cluster is connected to the car through a simply set of connectors.

I thought to myself, that’s not so complicated, it should be possible to read this with something with a few ADCs and put it on a screen. Right?

Well, here are the two main ingredients:

A Rapberry Pi model A:

An Arduino Leonardo:

Still deciding on what screen to use.

More to follow..