I just pre-ordered a DIY dongle and a pi3B adapter. First post on the board.
I am building a computer for my 2005 Dodge 3500 (1-ton) pickup. All the builds for car computers I have been able to find on the Internet seem to be little more than music servers, with no more capability than my iphone. Media service is at the very bottom of my list.
Here is what I need:
- Video camera live viewing (multiple backup cameras and an inside trailer surveillance camera)
- OBDII communication with the truck
- Tire pressure monitoring for the truck (6 tires) and the trailer (4 tires); my truck does not have this function via OBDII.
- Ability to manage the performance chip (Bully Dog) on my truck and other CAN bus
- Navigation/GPS with maps
- Cellular telephone connection via bluetooth for hands-free phone use and mirroring
- 4G service
- wifi hotspot
- control of trailer exterior lighting by RF switching
- media server
The computer will be based on the raspberry pi 3B, the Autopi DIY dongle, Adafruit GPS breakout card, 4G dongle, generic cameras with RCA connections, and a 10.1" capacitive touchscreen monitor.
I was ecstatic to find Autopi, because it was the first hint of promise to be able to manage my truck’s performance chip via the computer, so that I can replace the malfunctioning Bully Dog monitor.
While I am not a programmer, I am a determined experimenter and am learning quickly. I am currently looking at Arch Linux and Raspbian Stretch for the operating system.
Any help, suggestions, applications, corroboration, would be welcome.
Salem, Utah, USA