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Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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Anyone else want one?
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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Yeah -- That thing looked brilliant. I sense the birth of a cottage industry . . .
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There's an existing ("expensive") version and a new one, more cheaper, that is still in works. What way you guys want to go?
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What are we talking about numbers wise?
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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Old:

- Arduino Due Dual CAN kit $79.95
- SparkFun Big Red Box $8.95
- 93c86 and ULN2003a cost pennies, the shipping will be 90% of price

New:
- ESP32 WROOM $10.99
- MCP2515 - $9.99 for 3 (you need 2) - can get for like $1.5 from China
- POW3 enclosure + PCB $32.99
- level shifter - $9.89 for 10, you need 1 or 2.

Display is $39. Plus a bunch of other common stuff, like connectors, wires, delay timer, DC-DC power converter, etc.

The reason of why I'm switching to a cheaper version is that Red Box is huge, it barely fits under the seat, and I need 2 of them: second one controls two Volvo rear seat entertainment monitors. So I'm building something more compact.
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I should notice: when you are finishing 200th solder joint, you don't think about saving money any more ;)
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Cannot wait to install one!

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Are there esthetic and/or performance or capability differences or reliability issues between the old and new versions? If not, I'd go cheap every time.
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'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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New version shouldn't be any different.
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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I vote new verison.
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