Our Arduino-Compatible, open source project designed to help you take more control over their cars - especially Electric cars!
We are developing an Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed specifically for use in an automobile - more specifcally, an electric vehicle. This will be an ongoing project where we will work closely with the community to ensure that the appropriate features are implemented and done correctly.
In case you were wondering, the word "macchina " is the Italian word for "machine" or, as slang for "Automobile."
Macchina = Arduino Mega 2560 + OBD2 interface + automotive specifications + bigger power supply
The Macchina is based on the Arduino Mega 2560 and is compatible with all 5 OBD2 signaling protocols including PWM, VPW, ISO 9141-2, KWP and CAN. This should cover any car built from 1996 onward. It includes a sturdy power supply to power sub-circuits and add-ons (called "shields" in the Arduino world) and was designed with automotive standards in mind on a 4-layer PCB with better immunity from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
Here is the schematic - feel free to download and give us some feedback.
And here's a zip file with schematic and layout files.
Stay tuned for more information, or as always, feel free to contact us.
Visit the Macchina section of the forums for more up-to-date information.
Visit our GitHub repository for the latest code.