1964 Ford Falcon Ute, full Nexus experience!
I've just found this forum, and I think I'm in geeky heaven. So I thought I might show my current project off. And see if people can poke holes in my plans.
My plans are to have two Nexus tablets, one 7", one 10". The smaller will be the dash of the car, so hook up Torque, and fiddle with it so it's reading all the fuel tank, speed, temp, ect. It'll all be welded in a flush design (no plastic bits in a 52 year old car) (and yes, I realise that there is no ABD2 adaptor in a car that old, I found a way).
Then the fun bit will be with the nexus 10. I'm planning on welding it (well a support it can sit in) into the middle of the dash, and then delete all the exisiting controls. So use the tablet to control all the air-con, windscreen wipers, headlights, car ignition. I think with a bit of fiddling, I can set it to sense the temp, and start the air-con accordingly.
I'm planning on getting an bluetooth relay board, so I just need to hook in the switches, and make some widgets that talk to the android relay app, and cross my fingers I'm not ignoring something stupid.
It'll have a passive RFID alarm, so you walk up to the car, and it unlocks automatically, then put the sensor somewhere, and it turns it onto the on position, and the first image from the tablet will be a big start button widget. Press it, engine starts, automatically (using tasker) switches to the controls that sort out the air-con and so on.
Some pictures, cause I can.
This is when I first got it (sort of)
Two years worth of work:
And the dash I plan on welding the tablets into:
I'm on a few other forums, but I get very confused blank looks when I talk about my plans, so does anybody know why it won't work? Or have any tips to make it easier?
I was going to use this relay board:
And for Torque, since it's an older car without ABD2, I was going to use this: