Bluz+OBD - hardware addons


#1

Hi Eric,

Do you think is reasonable to use your board as an OBD device for cars? I’m planning on adding an OBD chip with accelerometer and gps on top of bluz. At this moment i have a prototype on rfduino but it lacks the OTA firmware upgrade…

Thanks,
Vali


#2

I can’t say I have played around with OBD devices very much, but this should be do-able. RFDuino is based on the same Nordic nrf51822 that bluz uses, so if you can do it on their board you should be able to port it to bluz pretty easily.


#3

Thanks a lot. I’ll try to have a look on your pcb’s to see how i can make some more room for the obd and can chips. I’ll keep you updated if it will work :smile:

Thanks,
Vali


#4

How are you mounting all of this? Do you have a custom PCB that the RFDuino snaps in to? Or did you use something like a Prototype shield?

Let me know if I can help with anything, you can look at our Proto Shield if that would work or use any of our hardware designs on GitHub


#5

Hi Eric,

Is a custom PCB, in fact a full re-design of RFDuino board with additional microchips on.

i’ll have a look at proto for start.

thanks,
Vali