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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so I have a "brilliant" idea but I need some help. I have a 94 chevy truck nothing to fancy in it, it doesn't even have an obd2 port in it but I am wanting more information when I am driving here is the list of things I want to do


engine temp sensor (my truck has a temp gauge for the engine but I want to know the exact temp and be able to record it for reference)

Transmission temp sensor

outdoor temp/humidity sensor

in cab temp sensor

voltage meter

backup camera/dash cam

gps tracking

android auto (for GPS navigation and music control)

and onboard engine diagnostics (similar to obd2 but has a different wiring scheme for troubleshooting problems of the engine, transmission, etc,)



my initial idea was to use a raspberry pi because it already has a wide assortment of accessories but with everything I'm wanting to do, I do not know if the raspberry pi would have enough power. I would, of course, like to make it as cheap as possible but my max budget is $500 and I would like the computer to be as small as possible (maybe an intel nuc running Linux size or an Asus tinker board) It also has to stay as cool as possible because I live in Kansas so summers get hot af and winters can get cold af. this is going to be a summer project but I am getting started on researching this idea of mine now and just need some help and feedback. Thank You!!! 

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Does it have an OBD-I or OBD 1.5 port? 


It's from 1994 so it should have one, it should also have an early PCM (ECU). 

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