Yup I’ve jumped to a bathtub test and bypassed the lovely soldering and coding… will revisit later but here’s the video :-
It’s taken me a while to officially start this project. When I first bought my Mazda 3 I had envisaged making my own speedometer based off the Mazda CAN Bus but somehow never quite got around to it.
I even ended up buying 2 Chumbies for the purpose of hacking one and developing the same speedo (The chumby is such a great alarm clock I couldn’t live without one…).
There has been quite a bit of interest in the comments for source code/information etc etc. So now I’m officially starting the mChumby project! This first post is basically a brainstorming session write-up or a mini requirements specification on myself. Feel free to comment on any ideas/improvements you think I can make.
(This post seems too wordy without a photo but I’m just too lazy)
Well this chronicles my first attempt at compiling a toolchain for programming ARM’s in ELF code.
Why do I need a toolchain for programming ARMs?
- I found a LPC2378-STK development board in my room
- I want to give ARM programming a try (PS WinAVR is great for programming AVRs)
- I found I have some spare ARM7 LPC2378’s lying around (WTF?) and thought I’ll actually complete my Chumby Speedometer on my car project!