22. April 2010
Megasquirt on nokia 770
I was thinking the other day how good would it be to have some gauges and basic tuning abilities on the nokia 770 as its based on Linux and gtk I thought it shouldn’t be that hard to write something in python, but thought why start from scratch when there’s megatunix.I’ve had a tiny look into building it from source but it seems a chore just to even get scratchbox working..
So I thought sod it and started learning python and pygtk and after about a month of head scratching and swearing.
I’m still working out the kinks but it’s not bad considering it’s my first proper python app.
The next things I’d like to learn:
- ecu version detection
- ini file parsing to support multiple firmwares
- guage customisation
- bluetooth scanner and connector (have to do it in the command line atm)
- learn cairo and maybe create some proper gauges
- datalogging to sd card?
There’s a plenty to do but I need a bluetooth to rs232 board as I’ve been using my laptop as a bridge and its a bit glitchy keep getting drop outs.