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Old 01-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by webdj View Post
i have raspberry PI too... i try to connect in to my E38, I think we have similar protocols=) I'll be watching this topic=)
Yes, it's all IBUS. Programming will be a big part of it, can you code any?

Originally Posted by webdj View Post
ppmz, based on what you want to do interface board?
P.S. Sorry for my english=) i am from russia=)
Interface board will provide power (and standby) to Pi, so it doesn't drain your car battery. Also it will switch video source via a relay between 1) BMW MK4 computer 2) Reversing Camera 3) Raspberry Pi. It's got a small 8-bit Atmel microcontroller to do this and uses very little power (around 500 μA) so can be left running 24/7.

I have this all working, but no software to do anything useful yet. I guess it will require some hacking with xbmc.
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