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      04-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #23
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Also, I've put together an Amazon list located here: http://a.co/ahypNm2

I've listed a 16GB SDCard. The minimum is 8GB, but I recommend 16GB to give wiggle room for future updates and capabilities (i.e. PTF adding a coding platform to this as well, for coding other things like lights, chime, etc.)

I've listed in all the RP3 Model B, enclosure (You could really buy any, but this is likely tucked away, so who cares about looks), SD Card (mentioned above), ENet Cable (If you need one), and a Micro B cable to power (You very likely have a spare lying around.

For those wondering, there is two ways of tucking this thing away. You can either use the panel under the steering wheel or glovebox OR you can hid it in the center console. I did mine in the panel below the steering wheel, as this was easiest. I ran a USB cable from a car adapter that I plugged into the plug under the glovebox (If you didn't know you had one there, now you do) and ran it through the trim, under the radio, and into the device. I ran the OBDII cable straight up into the area as well. If you want to move the plug completely out of the way, you can unclip the OBDII plug and just push it back up into the panel for a cleaner look. I would like to look into a 90 degree cable as well, for those not wanting to push the OBDII port up into the panel.
Thank you for posting this. I ordered the parts and looking forward to installing!
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inb4 PTF gets support tickets of people reporting agent issues when they are running unsupported configurations.

All the pi firmware from BM3 is raspbian, with a custom script that inits the OBD agent from PTF as well as some smart network configurations.

Personally I'd probably be able to do a smarter build on an even smaller device that can be easily hidden vs a PI3. not difficult by any means.
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Thank you for posting this. I ordered the parts and looking forward to installing!
Awesome! PM me if you need help.

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inb4 PTF gets support tickets of people reporting agent issues when they are running unsupported configurations.

All the pi firmware from BM3 is raspbian, with a custom script that inits the OBD agent from PTF as well as some smart network configurations.

Personally I'd probably be able to do a smarter build on an even smaller device that can be easily hidden vs a PI3. not difficult by any means.
Yeah, nothing crazy! Not sure if it was said in this thread, but if you build your own device, PTF will NOT be able to help you in terms of support for it. They will help with everything else, but won't troubleshoot the device if something goes wrong. That being said, it's not difficult to make and manage the device. I'm always available for anyone who needs help.

As for smaller, it's possible for sure. The RP3 is already small enough as is and I have mine easily hidden away. You can't even tell I have it in there at this point. Just make sure the chipsets are similar so you don't run into the same issue as before in the thread.
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Can you make me one?
Hey Matty. We can do it one of two ways. You can order the parts and I can help you build it remotely OR I can build you one and you can just reimburse me for the parts and shipping. They are really easy to make, so I don't charge anything more than the actual cost.
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I made one of these using Bunker's list. I got it to work with usb tether. Still have to trouble shoot to get it to work wirelessly. Even if i don't, the tether isn't a big deal if you have the device in the center console. I could be wrong, I am yet to actually log the car.
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I made one of these using Bunker's list. I got it to work with usb tether. Still have to trouble shoot to get it to work wirelessly. Even if i don't, the tether isn't a big deal if you have the device in the center console. I could be wrong, I am yet to actually log the car.
Damn iPhone's lol. Make sure you follow the list. The phone connecting to a Wifi hotspot was the issue with another guy I was working with.
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Hey Matty. We can do it one of two ways. You can order the parts and I can help you build it remotely OR I can build you one and you can just reimburse me for the parts and shipping. They are really easy to make, so I don't charge anything more than the actual cost.
Nah I will throw u some cash. But use it on the Bmw. Consider it a tip. Just little something.

I won’t flake. I am patient. Whenever you build it I will take it.
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Nah I will throw u some cash. But use it on the Bmw. Consider it a tip. Just little something.

I won’t flake. I am patient. Whenever you build it I will take it.
Shoot me a PM. If you're already ready for one, I'll order the stuff and build it this weekend. Takes me about 15min to put it together and flash. I can then send it out.
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I was able to get my bm3 app to say obd2 connected and vehicle recognized. I think this means i could technically log now, with USB tether. Still no luck on getting my phone to wirelessly pick up the device. I tried all of the trouble shooting steps with no luck.

Also, when i connected to car, it says my agent needs to be updated. Should i being doing this? Or does that not apply to the app. This stuff is confusing sometimes when i feel it shouldnt be.

Also, I think you have to get the 90 degree obd2 cord in order to tuck the device neatly away...
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I was able to get my bm3 app to say obd2 connected and vehicle recognized. I think this means i could technically log now, with USB tether. Still no luck on getting my phone to wirelessly pick up the device. I tried all of the trouble shooting steps with no luck.

Also, when i connected to car, it says my agent needs to be updated. Should i being doing this? Or does that not apply to the app. This stuff is confusing sometimes when i feel it shouldnt be.

Also, I think you have to get the 90 degree obd2 cord in order to tuck the device neatly away...
If it says your agent is out of date, just click update. This updates the agent on the wifi device, which is separate from the app update.

As for that, you can also unclip the OBDII plug and push it up. Some have done that.
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If it says your agent is out of date, just click update. This updates the agent on the wifi device, which is separate from the app update.

As for that, you can also unclip the OBDII plug and push it up. Some have done that.
Thanks man, i will try these tips out.
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Will this also work with the raspberry pi 2? Or is that to outdated?
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Will this also work with the raspberry pi 2? Or is that to outdated?
I would be suprised if it worked on the 2. It didn't work on RP3 B+, so doubtful. I would be safe and get a RP3 Model B, unless you have a spare 2 lying around that you want to test it on.
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I would be suprised if it worked on the 2. It didn't work on RP3 B+, so doubtful. I would be safe and get a RP3 Model B, unless you have a spare 2 lying around that you want to test it on.
The provided firmware from PTF _should_ theoretically work on the PI 2. however, WiFi and bluetooth may not work as intended.
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The provided firmware from PTF _should_ theoretically work on the PI 2. however, WiFi and bluetooth may not work as intended.
Yeah. If someone has it and can try it out, go for it. The price difference probably isn't worth testing it though tbh.
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OK so a quick update. I only had about 15 mins to devote some attention to this over the weekend. Just super slammed. So I received the RPi 3B on Saturday. Previously I have gone through the WiFI troubleshooting steps as a precaution, renamed my iPhone to bootmod3 (setting the SSID ) and password to bootmod3. I unpacked the PCBA and case, put it together, grabbed my OBD/ENET cable and USB to micro USB cable. Plugged the micro USB into the RPi and USB port in the center console. Plugged the OBD/ENET cable into the OBD port on the car and the ENET port on the RPi. I took my iPhone and disconnected to my home WiFi buy clicking "forget the network" in settings. Opened up the hotspot on my iPhone. Turned on the ignition. I saw the RPi power up. In about 30 secs I see that the RPi has connected to my iPhone's hotspot. I launched my bm3 app and signed in. Navigated to the dashboard and could see that it was working. I haven't had time to properly locate the RPi in the car but for now, I just tucked the ENET cable under the door trim, routed it under the driver's seat to the center console where I have the RPi. This morning on my way to work I launched the bm3 app again. Worked flawlessly. Was even able to get in some logging. I haven't tried to flash yet but I don't expect any issues as everything else works.

Here is my log. Stage 2, 93 octane with 20% ethanol.

https://datazap.me/u/spifilms/new-ob...rk=121-219-290
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OK so a quick update. I only had about 15 mins to devote some attention to this over the weekend. Just super slammed. So I received the RPi 3B on Saturday. Previously I have gone through the WiFI troubleshooting steps as a precaution, renamed my iPhone to bootmod3 (setting the SSID ) and password to bootmod3. I unpacked the PCBA and case, put it together, grabbed my OBD/ENET cable and USB to micro USB cable. Plugged the micro USB into the RPi and USB port in the center console. Plugged the OBD/ENET cable into the OBD port on the car and the ENET port on the RPi. I took my iPhone and disconnected to my home WiFi buy clicking "forget the network" in settings. Opened up the hotspot on my iPhone. Turned on the ignition. I saw the RPi power up. In about 30 secs I see that the RPi has connected to my iPhone's hotspot. I launched my bm3 app and signed in. Navigated to the dashboard and could see that it was working. I haven't had time to properly locate the RPi in the car but for now, I just tucked the ENET cable under the door trim, routed it under the driver's seat to the center console where I have the RPi. This morning on my way to work I launched the bm3 app again. Worked flawlessly. Was even able to get in some logging. I haven't tried to flash yet but I don't expect any issues as everything else works.

Here is my log. Stage 2, 93 octane with 20% ethanol.

https://datazap.me/u/spifilms/new-ob...rk=121-219-290
Log is looking good! Good to hear it's working. Can you get with Insane435 and help with his iPhone dilemma? I wish I had one to help out with.
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Yeah man I'll shoot him a PM right now.

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Log is looking good! Good to hear it's working. Can you get with Insane435 and help with his iPhone dilemma? I wish I had one to help out with.
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So I've been running this for the past two days and it's flawless. It's taken my bm3 experience level up a few notches. Launching the dashboard and logging is so easy now. I also love how with the OBD Agent tucked away it's a completely wireless dashboard and logging solution. With downloadable maps, I can flash in a couple minutes even without internet connection. If you have bm3 I highly recommend building an OBD Agent. It might be the best $50 you spend all year. I should have some time this weekend to do a full write-up, with pictures and tips & tricks.
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So I've been running this for the past two days and it's flawless. It's taken my bm3 experience level up a few notches. Launching the dashboard and logging is so easy now. I also love how with the OBD Agent tucked away it's a completely wireless dashboard and logging solution. With downloadable maps, I can flash in a couple minutes even without internet connection. If you have bm3 I highly recommend building an OBD Agent. It might be the best $50 you spend all year. I should have some time this weekend to do a full write-up, with pictures and tips & tricks.
Good to hear! Yeah, it's honestly the best thing. Going off a discussion I had with another user, I can appreciate how seamless everything is once you get it rolling. Sure it's not as easy as running a K+DCAN cable to a phone, but this isn't hard either. Once you install and tuck it away, everything can be done without ever having to plug in your phone or tablet again. It's wireless and it's quick as hell!
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FINALLY! I was able to connect wirelessly. The device connected almost instantly. I think I knew what i did wrong; I turned wifi completely off when trying this before.

Thanks to Jared and Bunker for all of the support!!
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*UPDATE* Ok, the instructions included a link to a never version, the one in post 1 for firmware is outdated and should be:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/blw8yew4us...12.img.gz?dl=0


Does someone have working link to the image to put on the SD card?

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