OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th)

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Plezier » Thu May 08, 2014 1:47 pm

Currently sitting in a box in the garage is the 5AS, ignition lock and ECU off the 99 Build VVC which I have working fob for. Could easily add the EPAS ECU as well. Shame your so far away.

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby chrisrigby » Sat May 10, 2014 8:01 am

I'm definitely up for a meet I'm deperate to see how it will deal with frankenstien! !!

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Rob Bell » Tue May 13, 2014 1:25 pm

I guess we should start thinking about when and where...! I'll check my calendar! :)

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby pscan.eu » Wed May 14, 2014 4:19 pm

The box arrived yesterday. I'm fairly happy with it.

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Rob Bell » Wed May 14, 2014 4:41 pm

It's nice and tidy Philip :)

If you need to borrow my T300+ for helping you with the alarm/fob programming features, let me know :)

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby MiniMpi » Wed May 14, 2014 5:38 pm

Looks really good so far! Any rough ideas on dates we will be able to buy?

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby mowog73 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:39 pm

That does look nice; quite professional looking. It would be interesting to compare its functionality to Blackbox's Faulmate, which I have for my F.
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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Rob Bell » Thu May 15, 2014 9:15 am

I think the software side will continue to develop. Chatting to Phillip, obviously he needs to make a return on the investment (I've no idea how much time he's sunk into the project so far?!) and cover costs, but he is a car enthusiast, and this kit is aimed at the enthusiast like us.

Whether the software side can be left open for keen developers to develop new apps using the hardware that's been developed is an interesting area: certainly not something that is currently available to us MG Rover owners! I know the Lotus guys are keen to see whether the kit can be used in conjunction with mobile phone apps (Harry's Laptimer etc for track days) - and this would break this little black box away from the purely diagnostic tool market... Let's wait and see what Phillip can do!

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby pscan.eu » Thu May 15, 2014 2:56 pm

MiniMpi wrote:Looks really good so far! Any rough ideas on dates we will be able to buy?


I really don't like the answer I'm going to give, but I think it's the truth.

a few days to set up the company with Companies House, which is a prerequisite for
a week or two to get through Kickstarters security checks
a month to achieve the target (i.e sell it), which has to be June
July and August to manufacture and build it, given that I have to spend two weeks building a new Kitchen and I would like a holiday, and I have kids
deliver in September

I should have done the first two steps already. I really didn't know it would take that long.

I suppose for a lucky few they might get their interface in July, but I can't see much happening in August.

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby MiniMpi » Thu May 15, 2014 3:51 pm

september would be great, sooner obviously better though lol! Sounds like you are ready for a holiday then!!!

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Rob Bell » Thu May 15, 2014 4:29 pm

More frustrating for you Phillip than for most I us I suspect!

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Miccon » Wed May 21, 2014 6:07 am

Phillip
Your prototype is looking professional for sure.
Have you considered how it would connect to the mini SPi data interface which is a 3 pin for the ECU and a separate connector for the 5AS. :sf:
It would obviously require a different lead to your blackbox. I note on the Sykes Pickavant ACR system they also have an additional power lead..perhaps something else to consider
I am interested in that possibility for playing with my sons mini for both the ECU and 5AS. there aren't too many options here in Canada for getting help on the road.
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Re: OBD Socket

Postby pscan.eu » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:51 pm

This project is now live on Kickstarter.

see http://www.pscan.eu for the link. Buy one while you're there :)

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Mykel » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:00 pm

Phillip,
I really appreciate the effort and funds you invest in this project. What I found most interesting is that your s/w will also run om MacOS X, which would give it kind of a USP in the market. Would be great if the development could at some point include alarm unit to ECU marriage and key fob programming. Or even better, unlocking features of the Pektron BCUs ... (just dreaming :lol: )

I would be ready to give you a substantial backing on kickstarter, but having to register with them somehow keeps me from doing so. Will you be at Silverstone for MG90?

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Re: OBD Socket

Postby Rob Bell » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:31 am

The testing day will be on June the 15th chaps - if you have a Mini, MG, Rover, Lotus, Caterham or anything else with a Rover engine and MEMS engine management, bring it along.

I'll also bring along my key programmer for EKA extraction/ key programming.

Location wise it will be either be in the Plough Pub's car park (Enfield) or at a local trading estate car park (Fiern Barnet) - depending on what's needed: more details soon! :)

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Re: OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th

Postby technozen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:20 pm

A very interesting project!

If access to diagnostic equipment will help with your endeavour, I can offer the following...

Omitec Omiscan II

Blackbox Solutions MSV2 (Uses Windows based software, connects via RS232)

Avon Diagnostics interface (Uses windows based software, connects via RS232), this is probably the original "cheap" tool for MG-Rover applications. The
interface is based on two PIC chips and diagnostically it supports MEMS1.6, 1.9, 2J, 3 and the 5AS.

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Re: OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th

Postby Rob Bell » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:08 am

Hi Paul,

Welcome to the forum! I was actually going to email you today to see whether you'd be able to join us on the 15th? :thumbsu:

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Re: OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th

Postby Rob Bell » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:08 am

Date: Sunday June 15th
Location: Friern Barnet Retail park (parking near the MacDonalds)
Time: 10.00 onwards

All cars fitted with Rover engine/ management welcome! :D

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Re: OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th

Postby Plezier » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:12 am

What is the planned cost when in production please?

Have never had nor used any reader but with four Rover or MG cars now it seems plausible that one may be very useful in the future.

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Re: OBD Socket (and details of MGF technical day - June 15th

Postby andywatson » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:14 am

Rob Bell wrote:[size=150]Date: Sunday June 15th, location Friern Barnet Retail park (parking near the MacDonalds)

All cars fitted with Rover engine/ management welcome! :D [/size ]
does this include diesels, Rob.

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