[aprssig] APRS in-dash display
KB5ILY - Travis W. Burton
kb5ily at arrl.net
Sun Jan 17 14:21:10 CST 2016
Greg, Does the gear-shift have to be in Reverse to view that input ? If
so, how are you bypassing it ?
On Sat, 16 Jan 2016, Greg D via aprssig wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Picking up on a thread I started a while back... Not sure if this will
> lead to something permanent or not, but I tought I'd give it a try.
> I got access to the back of my car's in-dash unit, and the video input
> connector. It's meant for use with a back camera, which I currently
> don't have (though it's on the wish list...). Found a VGA to RCA
> adapter box, and fired up APRSIS32 which was loaded on a small laptop.
> Here's the result:
> Given the difficulty, if not questionable legality, of controlling a
> GUI-based laptop while driving, I think the next steps need to include:
> 1. Replace the laptop and VGA adapter with a Raspberry Pi. VGA output
> is built-in, also much better power draw and small size. (The car is a
> sports car, so no room for anything bigger.)
> 2. Replace APRSIS32 with YAAC (for Raspberry Pi compatiblity).
> 3. Probably still need a keyboard for full control while parked, but
> add some fixed key switches tied to keyboard shortcuts for the common
> stuff while driving. During the earlier exchange, Andrew figured it was
> a "simple" matter of a Java library to bridge the swtiches to keyboard
> shortcuts... Hope he's right.
> 4. The Pi will boot itself when the car turns on, but I need a way to
> automatically safely power down the Pi when I turn the car off. Any
> ideas on this?
> Anything else I'm missing?
> Greg KO6TH
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