[RndTbl] OBD-II compliant car diagnostic tool
wyatt at prairieturtle.ca
Tue Mar 12 23:22:19 CDT 2013
My adventure with OBD II and Linux began at
The chip that makes the tool work so well is the
ELM327 from Elm Electronics @ www.elmelectronics.com.
Elm has several ELM32x chips for differing OBD and CAN uses. Most output
to RS-232 so they are typically packaged with an FTDI serial-to-USB
converter but some are packaged with a Bluetooth chip.
The Australian outfit I ordered from was dx.com as recommended by Mr.
Depending on which Linux distro used you may have to compile some of the
dependencies yourself even though the tool itself is written in Python.
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