hello all, My name is Steve & i am someone with alot of ideas & drive, but lack some knowledge on how to accomplish them. Enter the Arduino.
i have a few things that i would like to get setup & going but not sure how to accomplish them.
1 idea that i want to implement is a HUD (heads up display) in my car that will display current speed, or RPM, or boost levels...etc.. the payload of what is being displayed is not something i am 2 worried about since, once i implement 1, im sure the other ones would be similar
i have a few old cell phones (blackberry curve, or a moto razor) & would like to use either of those screen. I also have a consult cable, that will interface with my car's ecu. it has the proprietary Nissan consult plug on 1 end & a serial cable on the other end. I plan on cutting the serial end off & plugging it into the arduino.
so the issue i guess i have, is how do i get the data from the consult cable to the arduino in a way it can understand, & then have the arduino pass that info to the LCD.
In my mind i visualize it like this: cables get plugged into the arduino from the cable, the arduino then gets the raw data from the cars ecu., i then will have to write some code to translate that data (there are a few open source consult apps out there that i can probally copy some code from) then i will have to then translate that data to the LCD (this would be basically plain text, then when i get comfortable i can probably make it a bar graphic or something)
any help, or direction would be greatly appreciated.
I currently have a Arduino ADK board (a bit over kill i know, but i will build & test on it, then move it to a smaller arduino or a pic chip if possible)