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The little wheels in my brain are spinning furiously on this one, but I can't find a good place to start. I've seen some mods where people replaced the OEM clock with a digital display of some sort, and I'd like to do something similar.
I've really wanted to break into microcontrollers, so I'm thinking about using an arduino or similar with an LCD display to display various info.
After reading about Google's ADK, and that a standard Arduino can work with it, I think it would be awesome if a display could read song titles and patch through to my aftermarket stereo.
Basically I'm envisioning a display that only requires a mini-USB plug to my Android phone, and could read GPS data, songs, ????
Does this sound remotely interesting to anyone? My background is in mechanical engineering, but these microcontrollers fascinate me.
I'm replacing mine with an ethanol content analyzer for running e85.. not exactly the same, but it's a LCD display.
I'm going to school for a mechanical engineering degree. Im actually studying some stuff right now that could help you, unfortunately it's very early in the semester and we have yet to get to the good stuff. PLease keep this up to date. sounds awesome!
I like the idea and would be nice to see it going. I would for sure look into doing the same thing to my clock, I hate it haha. So a few mechanical engineers eh, that's cool. I myself am finishing my ME degree too.