DakotaFleck
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Car Media Center HELP

Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Hello. I am still new to Raspberry Pi, but I know the general "how-to" with it. Recently, I came across a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B 512 MB and I impulsively bought it. Now I am wanting to create a car media center and I am unsure as to which components to use. I believe that the easiest way would be to go through the OBD II port(which is required in every automobile after 1996) so that i wouldn't have to do a lot of rewiring. As to features, i'm not a big fan of a touchscreen but I would like a tablet-like display. I would much rather control it with a remote or buttons of some kind. I would also like to be able to still use the radio. My final main feature, is that i would like to be able to view the diagnostics of my vehicle, which is another reason I wish to go through the OBD II port. If anyone can offer any help as to the components and software I should use, I would gladly appreciate it.

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Re: Car Media Center HELP

Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 am

DakotaFleck wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Hello. I am still new to Raspberry Pi, but I know the general "how-to" with it. Recently, I came across a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B 512 MB and I impulsively bought it. Now I am wanting to create a car media center and I am unsure as to which components to use. I believe that the easiest way would be to go through the OBD II port(which is required in every automobile after 1996) so that i wouldn't have to do a lot of rewiring. As to features, i'm not a big fan of a touchscreen but I would like a tablet-like display. I would much rather control it with a remote or buttons of some kind. I would also like to be able to still use the radio. My final main feature, is that i would like to be able to view the diagnostics of my vehicle, which is another reason I wish to go through the OBD II port. If anyone can offer any help as to the components and software I should use, I would gladly appreciate it.

OBDII is only for diagnostics and nothing to do with ICE.

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Re: Car Media Center HELP

Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 pm

I've seen a few projects where, instead of wiring everything into like their fuse box, they ran it off of the OBD II port and i thought it would be the easiest way

After doing some research, I found components that I would like to use. I am curious as to if there will be any compatibility issues for each of them. Here's what I plan to use:


- Raspberry Pi Model B 512 MB

-SanDisk 16GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Up to 80MB/s Memory Card SDSDUNC-016G-GN6IN(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0143 ... 0DER&psc=1)

- LeeKooLuu Backup Camera and Monitor Kit for Car/Vehicle/Truck Waterproof Night Vision License Plate rear view Camera wire Single power source Rear view/Full-time view Optional 4.3 Display Grid Lines(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XK ... ZYZQ&psc=1)

- 3A Car Supply/Switch(https://mausberry-circuits.myshopify.co ... y-switch-1)

- Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Nano Size Lets You Plug it and Forget it, Ideal for Raspberry Pi / Pi2, Supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M ... 0DER&psc=1)

- AmazonBasics 4-Port USB 2.0 Ultra-Mini Hub(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M ... 0DER&psc=1)

- Panlong Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Car Diagnostic Scanner Check Engine Light for Android - Compatible with Torque Pro(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJ ... HH7I&psc=1)

Please let me know of any possible compatibility issues

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