This project is about –
The project was started in early 2005 to develop a low cost but high quality data link between your vehicle and mobile device as open-
If you are looking for one of these:
- learn about OBD-
- analyse driving performance?
- track and trace vehicles?
- full access to CANbus via bluetooth?
- ESD protection and automotive design?
you should go definitely with blueOBD™!
Most people asked over the time to get a module for lower cost and having a chance to build something by their own. The used protocol chip translates diagnostic protocols to messages which can be received via high speed serial link. This data stream is exposed to and Bluetooth Serial Port Profile 2.0 so you don’t need a cable between vehicle and smartphone. Supported protocols: ISO 15765-
The Bluetooth module runs on 3.3V level and class 2. But don’t worry, you will not need an SMD workbench –
The latest revision of blueOBD defines the first and smallest interface between your Android™ phone and your vehicle using wireless communication. Meanwhile blueOBD has been seen building a link to personal navigation systems too.
The blueOBD got redesigned and comes up with one of the tiniest and fully certified Bluetooth module on the market. Testing has been done on bases of the new Google ‚Nexus One’ running Android 2.1. Now it is out in the wild.
Get your own blueOBD®! Choice a kit based on your skills and interest. Following steps are based on the blueOBD™ starter kit.
Select a male OBD-
Wiring of blueOBD is easy: PIN 5, 6, 7, 14, 16 of OBD-
Get blueOBD wired with OBD-
|16||Battery power 12 Volt||12V+|
|14||CAN low||CAN L|
|6||CAN high||CAN H|
The blueOBD will be already set to high baud rate of 115kBaud and show up as bluetooth serial device –
Get software of choice running on your device. Here is a selection:
OBDII Reader for Android
The OBD II reader works perfectly together with blueOBD. Please take a look at the Wiki for more information. This application is free from the Android market. Brice is doing a great job! Follow this link to find the source code.
Download from Android market –
OBD Gauge for Pocket PC
Just connect to blueOBD using COM6: after you have created bluetooth serial port profile on your PDA. OBD Gauge will automatically open the bluetooth conncetion for you. There is a update version of OBD Gauge with support for blueOBD™.
What’s coming up?
Step by step tutorial for blueOBD frame kit –
Tutorial on how to build a universal CAN monitor with blueOBD –
Tutorial on the protocoll chip, e.g. vehicle performance –