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by Keegod
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Some advice on car automation

The reason I'm using position motors is that I don't want to tear out too much of what's there, and I can use tiny electric motors preset to specific locations to turn the metal bars the controls used to turn to change the heating arrangements. Sort of just replacing the knows with a tiny motor that...
by Keegod
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Some advice on car automation

Thanks for the input! So I can definitely see using the isolators to receive the data, and using the relays to control the doors and such. So I might need to just look at external battery packs for the pi, see what I can find with pass through charging and hook that up so that while the car is off I...
by Keegod
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Some advice on car automation

stderr wrote: The other person did suggest optoisolators. No one likes to eat fried pi.
I need to look into what those are. Like I said, pretty new to the hardware side of the house. And agreed, definitely want to avoid fried pi
by Keegod
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Some advice on car automation

I think my first thing to check would be the voltage and amperage your glove box light draws. Couldn't even begin to tell you if it's enough or stable enough to power a PI but it's certainly an idea. Out of curiosity, why go to the trouble of controlling the heat controls with motors? I mean, it so...
by Keegod
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: Some advice on car automation

...It's likely that you'd want to ensure good electrical isolation between the Pi and the car electrics - possibly optoisolators/relays?. It might also be worth mounting the Pi in a shielded box electrically connected to the chassis. Did some work as a freelance macro programmer couple years back t...
by Keegod
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Some advice on car automation

I have a raspberry pi 2, and I'm looking at automating my car. I see a couple people using arduino to get the car to start via bluetooth, and I was just wondering if the pi 2 was a good option if I wanted to control heat, doors, and the starter. To give you an idea of what I'll be doing, I want to u...

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