Sunday, July 13. 2014
openOBC firmware compiling and flashing Posted by benemorius in openOBC at 21:10
Here I document a case of compiling on Lubuntu 14.04 and flashing with lpc21isp through the openOBC's micro-USB port. This is what I'd recommend as probably the most supported setup.
The same steps can work on a variety of systems, but I'm doing this with a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox. A normal install will have just about everything we need out of the box, but we'll probably have to install an
Monday, June 30. 2014
Yeah, I finally got around to installing an oil pressure sensor in my E36 and trying it out with my openOBC. It was one of those really bizarre experiences where everything just worked without a fight.
The pressure sensor I used is a VDO 360-007. It's an 80 psi sensor with M12x1.5 threads and a warning light output at 8.5 psi. It fit perfectly in place of the factory pressure switch I replaced with it and the gauge output on it connects to the analog.in1 or in2 pins of the openOBC board, which are both set up by default to work with grounded resistive sensors like this.Continue reading "openOBC oil pressure"
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