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I'm "computer challenged", .BUT.......wouldn't one of the cheaper tablets .be a better choice? I.e., a new Amazon "Fire 7" is only fitty bux with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB memory (LINK). . [Image: confused0024.gif]
Placerville, California
(former)  2.3T '78 Courier ~ (current)  2.3T '87 Ranger & '82 Mazda B2200 (smog-exempt diseasel truck)
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#12

Ray, I tried using the "Tablets" to set up a while back but they were not as robust to me and had way too many unneeded stuff. For some reason I seem to have have more luck with the Rasp. Pi and have been running it as dash for a while now. I had to use the Qstarz BT-Q818XT 10Hz 66 Channel Bluetooth GPS Receiver and a Touch screen so by the time all in is way north of 30 bucks by multiple of at least 5.

So would be interesting to see what Tablets/PI etc others have tried and use
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#13

(05-17-2020, 11:23 PM)jahlive12 Wrote:  Ray, I tried using the "Tablets" to set up a while back but they were not as robust to me and had way too many unneeded stuff.

(It) would be interesting to see what Tablets/PI etc others have tried and use.
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Hmmm.......velley eenterestink! Having no personal experience with any of the available tuning platforms, I'm interested in what others have used as well.  .[Image: confused0024.gif]
Placerville, California
(former)  2.3T '78 Courier ~ (current)  2.3T '87 Ranger & '82 Mazda B2200 (smog-exempt diseasel truck)
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#14

Absolutely keep it Linux based for this purpose. Starts up way better. More reliable. No need to talk to the mother ship and update all the time. You will not be "dealing" with the OS on a regular basis, and any of the people that sell them already as a "PI Dash" have taken care of this part for you anyway.

I have largely ignored these because I never liked the idea of using the tuning application/hardware as a vehicle mounted display. The reality is it works well for alot of people, and provides a nice solution. I think for individuals that rarely tuned vehicles (use laptop for occaisional diagnosis and sending their tuner/support logs and files) making a small cheap handheld programmer and not even mounting it in the car has its advantages. I purchased a PI4 and integrated 7" monitor case and am building one of these for Dad. I have a feeling it will work out substantially better for this purpose than the typical windows based laptop.

I have a good friend that is doing custom integrations with them. He found a company that will make custom monitors, and he made a dual 4" round display for his 1986 Capri that EXACTLY mimics the factory round gauges. One PI, two screens.

EFI analytics is about to release a dash app as beta as well (instead of running full blown TS all the time). It goes from "lights out" to displaying a functional display in under 5 seconds.
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(05-18-2020, 12:03 PM)Wessk Wrote:  Absolutely keep it Linux based for this purpose.  Starts up way better.  More reliable.  No need to talk to the mother ship and update all the time.  You will not be "dealing" with the OS on a regular basis, and any of the people that sell them already as a "PI Dash" have taken care of this part for you anyway.

I have largely ignored these because I never liked the idea of using the tuning application/hardware as a vehicle mounted display.  The reality is it works well for alot of people, and provides a nice solution.  I think for individuals that rarely tuned vehicles (use laptop for occaisional diagnosis and sending their tuner/support logs and files) making a small cheap handheld programmer and not even mounting it in the car has its advantages.  I purchased a PI4 and integrated 7" monitor case and am building one of these for Dad.  I have a feeling it will work out substantially better for this purpose than the typical windows based laptop.

I have a good friend that is doing custom integrations with them.  He found a company that will make custom monitors, and he made a dual 4" round display for his 1986 Capri that EXACTLY mimics the factory round gauges.  One PI, two screens. 

EFI analytics is about to release a dash app as beta as well (instead of running full blown TS all the time).  It goes from "lights out" to displaying a functional display in under 5 seconds.

I don’t know what happened to my first reply...
if he is interested in someone to test this in a car that’s raced I’m interested.will this version keep the ability to data log? That’s my main use now anyway

I uploaded a video of my interior from when I started my junk up ...

https://youtu.be/05axvOeFvYo

Pi Dash is mounted to a Scott Rod blank gauge panel. On the dash the important part to me is the button added on the top left. With one touch I can start and stop data logs. In reality, I look at the dash I. The lanes to check temps and volts, then never really see it again ona pass. I do give it a look occasionally when driving around.

Tach is a memory tach that logs RPM and Drive Shaft Speed. Download is via the bulk head next to it. This is cleaner for me to keep it separate.

Since the wideband display is on the dash, I removed the gauge on the pillar and was able to install a gas gauge so I can see fuel level.

Anything else ask as needed.

Also as a reference, here is an in car video of a pass ...

https://youtu.be/rEmLNTp2h_s

You can see at about 50 seconds in I reach up and start the data log with my left hand (even with glove on) ... I’m also setting the tach to record mode. The tach starts logging as soon as it goes on the two step

You can also see the data log button in this video, much earlier I reach up to touch it and it turns from white to amber to indicate it’s logging

https://youtu.be/F3JgjlCdEFU
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(05-18-2020, 12:03 PM)Wessk Wrote:  ...

I have a good friend that is doing custom integrations with them.  He found a company that will make custom monitors, and he made a dual 4" round display for his 1986 Capri that EXACTLY mimics the factory round gauges.  One PI, two screens. 

EFI analytics is about to release a dash app as beta as well (instead of running full blown TS all the time).  It goes from "lights out" to displaying a functional display in under 5 seconds.

Hi Wess,

Can you share his contact info? I'm interested more to replace the flaky stock gauges with real temperature, voltage etc. but I don't want to go as far as Bob did with the panel or a $$$$ full Autometer gauge replacement.

Thanks

Chris
84 Capri RS Turbo - total rebuild. Running, 7 years later.
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(05-21-2020, 01:29 AM)cmcurtin Wrote:  
(05-18-2020, 12:03 PM)Wessk Wrote:  ...

I have a good friend that is doing custom integrations with them.  He found a company that will make custom monitors, and he made a dual 4" round display for his 1986 Capri that EXACTLY mimics the factory round gauges.  One PI, two screens. 

EFI analytics is about to release a dash app as beta as well (instead of running full blown TS all the time).  It goes from "lights out" to displaying a functional display in under 5 seconds.

Hi Wess,

Can you share his contact info? I'm interested more to replace the flaky stock gauges with real temperature, voltage etc. but I don't want to go as far as Bob did with the panel or a $$$$ full Autometer gauge replacement.

Thanks

Chris

Had I not already vested heavily into my Autometer Cobalt gauges, this would've been a no brainer but as it is, I am north of $700 in them and makes it tough justifying the cost of the PiDash...
Projects starting over/under construction. Stay tuned...
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