Kevin Sharpe - Founder and Patron for UK registered charity Zero Carbon World. Founder and Chairman Mainpine Group. http://about.me/kevinsharpe
It feels amazing to get final hardware in the cars at last, and monitoring our roadsters from both iPhone and Android. I always say that 'there is no such thing as the number 2' (I guess it is my Ockham's razor), and hope that this is just the start.
So BIG Thank you's to both of you.
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Would the owner of "EU359" please PM me. We need to get your car registered on the server, for access. Thanks.
I'm pleased to say that the first batch of OVMS hardware kits for developers is now available. It should be ready to ship out monday/tuesday next week. A second batch will arrange a week later.
The development kits consists of:
- Version 1 OVMS controller board and expansion ports;
- Quad-band SIM900 modem board, customized for piggy back connectivity with the OVMS controller board;
- GSM car antenna with an approximately 4 feet long connection cord;
- Plastic case with customized support legs for secure installation of both OVMS and GSM boards; and
- Connection cable with diagnostic port connector for the Tesla Roadster.
Required tools (not included in the kit):
- A flash programmer that's compatible with the Microchip PIC18F2680 (we recommend PICKIT3, while PICKIT2 should work as well);
- Microchip Mplab or Mplab-X IDE (free download from Microchip).
We've managed to meet our $99+shipping price target, and you can order online (with payment via paypal) at:
Open Vehicle Systems
- Initially, we are releasing this to developers who can program the devices themselves, and who know what they are doing (and the damage that can be caused if things go wrong).
- You will need a Microchip PICKIT2 or PICKIT 3 (not included), and know how to program PIC firmware via the ICP pins on the board.
- We need a few weeks (hopefully not months) for people to find and fix bugs and ensure everything is stable, before we release a firmware suitable for end-users. We'll let you know when that happens.
first. what great job you all are doing to make life simpler and more convenient for the rest of us..... not so abled.....!
i had an idea and am not sure how far scott has gotten in his CAN bus research. would it not be great if from your mobile device one could change the type of charging that has been set. for example: winter storage is not at home and so the car is in storage mode but I know that tomorrow I will pick it up and would love the charging pattern to be on another setting to get the battery fully up and running. or the car is sitting at home on standard charge and you are out and get an offer to go somewhere the next day which needs range charging but you won't be home in time to implement the extra charge, etc., etc. would this be possible to implement?
also in the writup for the IOS version 0.91 you wrote of open doors etc in the diagram........ on my phone they are closed.......... not a big deal but just wondering........ also noticed that this build does nothing on the iPad.........!
sadly I will have to wait until you developer types have finished working on the firmware until I can implement this into my car.......... hope you are able to be as quick as you hope
very best of luck and again THANKS for all of your hard work around this community!
Our code can operate in two modes - listen-only and active. In listen-only mode, it does not transmit or in any way acknowledge stuff on the CAN bus - this is very safe and extremely unlikely to ever affect any in-car systems. In active mode, it participates on the can us, and can transmit messages. It can spoof the VDS and do most things (on the CAN bus it works with) that the VDS can. It can, in fact, do more (like incremental amperage limits, not just the stepped amperages that the VDS offers).
The iPad support is not yet complete. We've really been concentrating on iPhone/iPodTouch. That said, iPad is our next target. We are planning to re-arrange the 3 current iPhone tabs (Battery, Car and Location) and put them on 1 for the iPad. This should be achievable in the short term.
Longer-term, I'm hoping some more experienced iOS developers can get involved to help out here.
Things are moving incredibly fast, and we've got some exciting announcements coming. We're really glad the hardware is finally going out to developers, which is the first step in getting it out to the wider community. It is incredible to see my car on the system - I feel much more comfortable on-street-parking when I can check up on the car, and sharing location/status is a great alternative to find-my-friends!
Thanks for the kind words. We really hope we can get there soon.
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