It’s been about a year since I last posted a project. A lot has happened over the past year. I’ve hardly had time to work on personal projects, and even less to do any major doucmentation of them. But I worked hard my last couple semesters and graduated college with the highest GPA I’ve ever had, I got myself a real job doing what I love, software development. With the new income, I’ve purchased a few awesome toys like a Pebble smartwatch, an Oculus Rift DK2. And most importantly I made my first real car purchase!
Quite an upgrade for me!
So along with this comes a whole bunch more project ideas!
What’s in progress and what’s to come:
- Ambient footwell lighting – Much like what is offered OEM and aftermarket for around $400, done for around $20.
I have it almost all wired up, and a post about it is to come soon!
- Mounted Display for Media and Engine Diagnostics – Using a Raspberry Pi, a 7″ LCD panel, and a USB OBDII connector. I have all the parts, and already laser cut a shell for the raw LCD panel and control board. Just need to do the GUI and OBD connection programming now.
- Dashcam – This is something I’ve been planning on doing for a long time. This is using a Raspberry Pi and camera. Most of the programming is already done (as one of my last projects in school).
- Head-Up Display – Inspired by this Lifehacker post, though I would not let it look nearly so ugly. This is a bit more of a dream, not sure how feasible it will be to do well without digging into my dashboard, but I love the idea ever since I got to try out a Camaro with one. It was way more useful than I ever gave the idea credit for.