Category: Hardware

CanSee Case #2

The first case doesn’t fit 100% – as usual – so I’ve made some improvements before launching the next print. 😉

CanSee Case

As the original case doesn’t fit the needs and can’t be easily modified to do so, I just decided to create a new one. 3h of printing to go … let’s wait and see 😉

CanSee duct-tape edition

Today I’ve been building two more CanSee dongles. As the case is slightly different than the one of my development build, the screws don’t fit, so I needed to tape the cases, but the dongles do work, despite of the

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Geek talk: ISO-TP and ELM327 dongles

Micro introduction: A CANbus, which is used to connect all computers in the car, can only carry chunks of 8 bytes plus an ID, called frames. All data used to actually operate the car, such as switch positions, speed, and

CanSee dongle v2

Too impatient to wait for the ODB2 cases to arrive, I reused my ELM732 WiFi dongle I didn’t use anyway, to build a second CanSee dongle. LED’s have been put into a new order and the interior is somewhat cleaner.

New material arrived …

New material arrived … So let’s wait for the ODB2 cases to arrive before the fun can start 😉

DIY dongle build and documentation

While heavily a Work in Progress, Bob has started to put together some decent documentation on the dongle. It’s in the development branch of the firmware on gitlab, look here for odt and pdf versions. Have a peek and maybe

CanSee dongle in DIY mode

My current development dongle already looks somewhat clearer, now that it got it’s case, but under the hood, there is still room for improvement. The second transceiver has recently be added, still it is not being used right now. So

Dongle build: from breadboard to veroboard

Here is an example on how I build my dongle prototype. Note that this is not fitted in a real dongle case. It’s slightly too big for it and at the moment this my only ESP32 board and I want