Building gauges and gadgets with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and Switec stepper motors.

Mar 3, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments - Switec X25

OpenXC - Hack Your Car

OpenXC is a very cool initiative involving Ford Motor Company and Bug Labs aimed at creating an open development ecosystem for interfacing with in-car electronics. Looks like a pretty great project.

OpenXC Switec X25-based “Retro Gauge”

One of the OpenXC projects featured on their website is a retro gauge based around Switec X25 type micro-steppers.

They have published Eagle schematics for a gorgeous little combination analog/digital instrument gauge. Their in-gauge PCB cleverly incorporates an Arduino Pro Mini. They have also published STL files for a 3D-printable housing.
This all looks very slick to me.

Their firmware uses our very own Switec X25 library.

You can find detailed documentation and resources at their github repository.