Hacking my Volt with a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Checkout Jspenguin’s multipartblog about upgrading his Chevy Volt with a Raspberry Pi:
In March 2018, I bought a 2015 Chevrolet Volt. This is, by far, the best car I’ve ever owned. It has 38 miles of all-electric range, which is more than enough to get me to work and back every day. I rarely have to run the engine at all. In fact, when I bought it, the tank was 75% full (about 7 gallons), and that lasted until the end of January 2019 – almost 11 months.
There are a few annoying things about it, though – the lack of physical buttons for climate controls, the scattered information that you have to keep switching screens to see, the fact that OnStar Vehicle Status costs $20 per month and only gives the most basic stats… There are lots of other improvements that could be made.
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Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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