Hi all, I work for a company that manufacturer wiring looms and control boxes for the automotive sector. We recently commissioned a company to produce a test rig to test a control box. The cost ended up being a massive 4k which was mainly due to the hardware they used. I am not too familiar with Raspberry Pi but have heard a little about it and seen various kits available. This got me thinking would it be possible to use a Raspberry Pi system to test a control box?
Basically the control box is run from 12v. it has a couple of switches which operate relays and then output to a 12 way connector.
Also a couple of inputs are required through same connector.
So the test unit would need to be able to output 12v at a given time delay or press of a button on a specific output (many individual outputs would be needed for larger projects). It would also have to receive inputs of 12V. I think it would be useful to use logic gates, can Pi do this. When the unit detects a fault it would alert the user and when the control box passes the tests it would have the ability to print a label which would be pre programmed into Pi. Finally I would love to run it through one of the 7" touchscreens. Does any of this sound at all possible and is the Pi unit programmed from a PC?
Any comments appreciated.