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by ineverwrit
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4049

Re: Some advice on car automation

Drop-down resistors will not provide a steady voltage, which is what the Pi needs - a steady 5V. As the Pi does its thing, the current it draws will vary, and therefore so will the voltage to the Pi vary. A better solution would be a 5V regulator like this: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/linear-volta...
by ineverwrit
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Some advice on car automation
Replies: 13
Views: 4049

Re: Some advice on car automation

Sounds like an interesting project, and a Pi 2 ought to be a good candidate as a controller. It's worth noting that a car is generally a very 'dirty' electrical environment and it's likely that you'd want to ensure good electrical isolation between the Pi and the car electrics - possibly optoisolato...

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