Hello there. I own a 1993 Chevrolet G20 conversion van, and I want to put a computer in it so I can do many things, such as play mp3 files, run GPS software, integrate my cell phone, etc. All of the stuff a "carputer" can do can be found on http://www.mp3car.com
Among the things I want to do is completely replace my instrument cluster with a digital dashboard, which shall run through the computer. It will be an LCD monitor I'll put in place of the old instrument cluster. The computer will display the digital gauges with some sort of program, and the program will send the information to the gauges by pulling the data from the ECM.
That is where WinALDL comes in. I was hoping that since WinALDL already pulls most of the gauge data from the ECM, that the software responsible for sending the information to the digital dash would be able to just communicate with WinALDL somehow. Here is a text diagram of what I am talking about
ECM -> WinALDL -> program for digital dash -> digital dash
There are programs out there that do this sort of thing, but they only support OBD2. My ECM is OBD1, so that wouldn't work. I have yet to find a program that can do this, so I was thinking of writing up a simple flash script that would animate the gauges and I would program them to react based on data from WinALDL. Can you tell me how feasible this is? Thank you for your time.