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Idea's for the Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by darkstone, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Aug 28, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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  2. Aug 28, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    One idea that was tossed around by the roommate and myself, How much of it can we automate with a Raspberry Pi?
     
  3. Aug 28, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    Try automated parking sensors.:anonymous:
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    So been thinking about the parking sensor thing and recently done a oil change on the truck. Realized I dont have a a couple of gauges I like to have to know what was going on with the Truck.

    So the thought that Roommate and myself are bouncing around is a ODB connector and a Odroid with a 7" touch interface. Make a custom mount for the Odroid and Touch screen to mount them in the above center console of the truck.

    The system will also allow us to add sensors like distance sensors for parking, Light sensor for automatic lights, Add additional lights to the truck. So many thoughts we could do with that system installed in the truck.

    Here are a few of the parts we are looking at:
    Odroid: https://www.amazon.com/ODROID-XU4-S...ie=UTF8&qid=1539181771&sr=8-1&keywords=odroid
    Touch Screen: https://www.amazon.com/ameriDroid-O...539182426&sr=8-15&keywords=odroid+touchscreen
    ODB2 Connector: https://www.amazon.com/Panlong-Bluetooth-Diagnostic-Scanner-Android/dp/B00PJPHEBO
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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    I know its been while since I posted. Been dealing with medical issues off and on since I posted last. Everything is good and got back up and running as well as a new job that gives me the flexibility I need. Anyways back to getting this project started.

    Here is what I have just ordered for the Truck and have changed some parts:

    Computer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VSBVQWS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Went with this model because it supports Android 7.1.1

    Touch screen: https://www.amazon.com/Kuman-Capaci...+touch+screen&qid=1555329040&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    GPS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EROIUEW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    ODB2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H9S71LW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I seen cheap ones of this and talked with one of my old friends in Washington that works with vehicles. Warned me dont buy the cheap ones as they ether fry fast or they could damage the engine. Safe then sorry with this.

    Going to get the computer up and running mostly first and use my phone to pass through for internet access


    Looking into:

    Hotspot: https://www.amazon.com/Verizon-6620...rizon+hotspot&qid=1555329735&s=gateway&sr=8-3

    Antenna: https://www.amazon.com/Omni-Directi...enna+verizon&qid=1555329816&s=gateway&sr=8-12

    Photoresistor Sensor

    Tempature Sensor


    Adding a hotspot system to the truck as both myself and roommate are On-Call Admins, will need Hotspot access at anytime when messing around. Added antenna for the hotspot to get better range
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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  7. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    Been thinking in the back of my mind how do I safely turn this unit off with out hard power down all the time.

    So I ordered a mini UPS basically, Wont run the unit long but will long enough for safe power down.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQYX4UX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Until I write a script into the OS. I was thinking simple way to Automate things for the time being:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arlosoft.macrodroid&hl=en_US

    When the battery doesnt show its charging anymore it will trigger the unit to do a safe power down.



    The other part I was working on for the Hotspot in the truck. May need some opinions about because I mostly been handed one at what ever placed I work. I am going with Verizon Hotspot and picked 2.

    https://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Jetp...rizon+hotspot&qid=1555420591&s=gateway&sr=8-5

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/int...k-mhs900l-certified-pre-owned/?sku=sku2990202
     
  8. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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  9. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    That's pretty exciting, looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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  11. Apr 22, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    OK, going to bang my head against the wall. I been messing with this screen all weekend and not having luck getting the touch to work properly...

    But found another solution to work around it until I get the screen working properly.

    Here is a short video of me testing it out.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwk9IGxBK0C/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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  12. Apr 23, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    Been kicking something similar but using the ODROID-C2 and the HIFI Shield with the VU7. Been lazily looking around for a 7-10 inch AMOLED display for shits and giggles. But if you had one installed and kept the background mostly black it wouldn't introduce much light into the truck at night. Maybe switch around the theme for night mode.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    Yes, I am also going to see about getting a light sensor installed on the Board to dim and brighten it list the Samsung devices do
     
  14. Jun 23, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    So I need some help. I am pretty good at figuring out the Computer side of things but need some help with the Truck side now.

    So ran in to a slight issue with the computer installed in the truck, will need to find someone that can build me a frame for the screen and the CPU mount.

    Now planning to install a light bar, truck bed lamps and a few other things. Still debating on some of this stuff at the moment but the light bar and the Bed Lamps are a yes I would like to have.

    Need some recommendations on fuses and fuse box to wire this all too.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    /thread. You sir win the internet today.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    I can’t help.
    But I am looking forward to seeing this completed.

    My truck came with a CD player and temperature display.
    I don’t even have an AUX input.
     
  17. Jun 23, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    You can fit a small aux fuse box under the center console. I installed a 6-way and split the buss so I could have both always hot and ignition only hot terminals. The ignition only side is powered by a fuse tap in the interior cab box and the always hot side via #10AWG straight from the battery on a 30A fuse. I'll probably redo it using an 8-way fuse box but I wanted to see if the 6-way would fit. Mine's a manual with 3 cup holders behind the stick and along with the fuse holder is a relay, air manifold, and 3 solenoid air valves so there's plenty of room. You can make cover removal easier by not using the yellow clips.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    I think I may do that have it split as there are some lights I want to turn off with the Ignition and others to keep on when needed.

    I am going to have to build some kind of wiring system for the Cab as the second computer going to need wiring to the Ignition switch and would like to expand some of the cab lights to connect with a few bed lights for at night

    So this project got a little more complicated then I planned on again >.<
     
  19. Jun 29, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    So I got the SNB computer up and running and ready for the truck. I have a idea on the wiring now but need to figure out how to mount the screen into the overhead console.

    Downside with this version I am using a trackpad with it as the touch screen doesnt work to hot. May get this screen as it work with this version of android.

    Also thinking on may install a Raspberry pi 4. But trying to confirm a good version of Android before i do

    https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi...erry+pi+touch&qid=1561828816&s=gateway&sr=8-3
     
  20. Jul 14, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    Ok so I got the Raspberry Screen and it touch is now working. Still Designing the Mount for the Truck but I need some help and been trying to figure out where to wire the accessory line for the on off signal to the SBC. If I can get some help with the issue?
     

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