[Ovmsdev] OVMS CAN-USB Call for Assistance

Mastro Gippo gipmad at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 07:20:58 HKT 2013

Well, the idea was to just add the dip header, it doesn't waste much space
because the bt module "floats" above the pcb (see the pics on the ebay
Well, I think that it would be a good idea to bring out at least some of
the unused pins to a header, to allow hacking and customization, it would
add a lot of value for cheap. Like in the ovsm! :)
Il giorno 06/set/2013 22:44, "HONDA S-2000" <s2000 at sounds.wa.com> ha

> I seem to recall that Mark wanted to keep the CAN-USB simple and cheap.
> Adding space for a Bluetooth module could double the size and cost of the
> PCB. It's not an 8-pin IC.
> Is there any reason you can't use the OVMS v3 for whatever you want the
> Bluetooth for? The CAN-USB is supposed to be a single-function, cheap,
> giveaway piece of electronics.
> Brian
> On Sep 6, 2013, at 00:52, Mastro Gippo wrote:
>> Just a quick request: there should be enough space on the pcb to add a
>> bluetooth module. Please add at least the footprint for
>> [http://www.ebay.it/sch/i.**html?_odkw=hc-05&_sop=15&_**
>> osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_PrefLoc=**2&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&**
>> _nkw=hc-05+-74hc05&_sacat=0<http://www.ebay.it/sch/i.html?_odkw=hc-05&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&LH_PrefLoc=2&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=hc-05+-74hc05&_sacat=0>
>> ]
>> This would add the need for an independent power supply, but as I
>> recall you were already planning to place the footprints on the pcb.
>> I found myself in need for a wireless connection a lot of times,
>> usually to get a quick log with my phone. For example, this weekend
>> I'm doing a few tests with a tesla model s and I'd love a more stealth
>> method to get the data.
>> About being stealth, I found myself using ELM327 adapters to get CAN
>> data more than a few times, but I have to include a lot of filtering
>> due to the slowness of the adapter. That said, the STN1170 is an
>> "elm327 on steroids", and may have enough horsepower to log unfiltered
>> can data, while being a very good diagnostic tool to interface with
>> Torque. http://batman.homelinux.com/**blog/stn1170-bluetooth-obdii-**
>> adapter/<http://batman.homelinux.com/blog/stn1170-bluetooth-obdii-adapter/>
>> I still have not tested it, but maybe will soon. Single chips are
>> available for 10$ in single quantities.
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