Our Arduino-Compatible, open source project for taking control over your car.
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).
open source community
Here is the schematic - download and give us 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.
macchina developer program
Open source projects are pretty boring without contributions and collaborations. As people work together and share their work, improving designs by iterating and evolving along the way, amazing things start to happen. To encourage all of this, we've started the Macchina Developer Program.
What does this mean? In summary, we will offer a place to hold conversations (forums), a place to keep track of code (Git repository) and lastly, offer our hardware at a discount to those interested in working together. Interested? Tell us what you have in mind
Goals of project
- Build and maintain database of vehicle-specific messages
- Reverse-engineer vehicle communication
- interface to other CAN-based products such as chargers, motor controllers, etc
- Create better instrumentation for EV or any car.
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- Macchina PCB
- 6 foot USB cable (optional)
- 3 pin and 6 pin terminal block header
- Quick start guide