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Old 10-06-2012, 05:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ballistic325 View Post
Interested in this project.... Great idea! I received my Pi a little while back but haven't had time to play with it yet.

What's your background? Are you into programming?
Yes I know how to program a linux box, so that shouldn't be a problem

Started designing a Raspberry PI to BMW interface board. Some features:

1. Can switch video between three sources using a relay: (a) Stock BMW menus (b) Raspberry PI (c) reversing camera.
2. Can read/write ibus while the PI isn't powered or booted up using an 8-bit microcontroller.
3. Provides switch-mode power to the PI and a way to turn it off automatically when you lock your car (don't want it draining your battery).
4. Provides two extra relays to control extra stuff: e.g. Power to your reversing camera (if you use it while not reversing), garage opener.
5. No need to rip out or wreck any factory equipment - except maybe the CD changer.

Hopefully will get a board fabricated soon. I need to quit my day job to have more time to tinker with BMW electronics
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