Design Concept Wrapup

A project log for wifiRC

Anything goes digital transition for radio control appliances. Like HDTV, but for RC projects

Blake W. FordBlake W. Ford 04/24/2016 at 13:350 Comments

I am seeing decent progress on the base Android server / Intel Edison monitoring solution. I wanted to point out a possible future direction and illustrate how simple it would be to adapt most of the current project to an actual vehicle. I recent bought a 2015 Honda Grom. This vehicle includes a K-Line OBD system so I am considering creating a shield to communicate with the bike and report back through the Android UI. I adapted the UI a little to look a bit more like my current combination meter and pushed it to my $50 Kindle Fire tablet for more screen real estate. Previously I have written a custom Launcher for this device, which makes the tablet power on to a custom UI. I could also create a sensor shield to provide some of the same functionality(accelerometer etc...)

With that background information I hope my vision for the future becomes clear: a reusable, cheap toolkit for machine monitoring. I still need to resolve a little weirdness in code where both the MIT and Apache Licenses apply, but I do not see an issue completing this task at some point in the future.