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The Research and Development Thread!!

Discussion in 'Envyous Customs' started by TazzI, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. TazzI

    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    My Holden Research and Development - All the stuff Im working on


    Im sure anyone thats followed my threads/work on the web knows I tend to chatter alot! And try to involve the public in testing/trying things out that Im currently working on.

    So I figured why not bring that to JustCommodores, so that everyone can see what I fill my days with and the new mods/applications that Im currently developing!

    Lets start with the current projects (Off the top of my head!):
    -VN/VP Diagnostic cable
    -Bluetooth ALDL diagnostic Cable
    -Android/Iphone ALDL and OBD2 application
    -VT/VX/VY/VZ Body Diagnostics application (Finished.. currently being tested by a couple JC members!)
    -VE Body diagnostics application
    -VT-VZ ECU Immobilizer resetting (Allows relinking to BCM/PIM)
    -Over the web reprogramming
    -Remote Module Flashing
    -Custom VT-VE LCD Pod gauges (Plug-n-play)
    -Custom All-in-one Diagnostic cable that supports ALL Holdens languages + wideband input + more
    -VE Cluster custom startup text
    -VE headunits custom startup logos/text
    -VF Tyre pressure monitoring system enabling
    -VF Steering wheel paddle shifting
    -VF Diagnostics application (Collecting parts and basic beginnings!)
    -VF Mylink VIM/General reverse engineering
    -VF Mylink App development (Official app with GM when/if accepted)

    Annnnd, thats just off the top of my head currently!
    So why do I have so many? Generally as I progress one project (even if not related) it can actually help progress in other fields which include deciphering algorithms or implementing new routines. Or when I become stumped, I move onto the next idea/work and eventually will overcome the original issue of the previous project from progress made on the new project.

    As I start tinkering with things, Ill post updates here with what Im doing and if there will be any lucky (Or brave?) individuals that want to try out the latest inventions.

    Im all for requests or ideas as well!. Can never have enough projects... as you can tell :beer chug:
     
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    Good job Tazzi, keep it up.
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Wonder if you could get an Android app going that would work with the OTG (on the go) adaptor. Was going to try your cable and torque pro if I can get an OTG cable for my phone. Would prefer your specific designed app though.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    I looked into that not long ago. And for mobiles/tablets, the best option is highly quality bluetooth that support increasing its communication speed (Baud rate) or WIFI device but not so many programs/applications happily deal with WIFI devices.

    USB would be a nice solid connection.. but.. you cant install all the same drivers that a windows PC has. Or if they can, it requires jailbreak/root access to the device to enable certain abilities.

    Only problem with todays wireless diagnostic cables (ELM WIFI and ELM Bluetooth), is the ELM was not intended to be used wireless, they dont communicate with a checksum (To validate the data) and do all communication too slowly preventing them from capturing data at a decent speed!
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    So what your saying in simple terms is you or some one needs to come up with an adaptor that's better then everything else and will work over bluetooth/wifi with the checksum feature? Sounds like a pretty big project.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Exxxxxxactly!!
    It is a big project.. But.. its already in the works. :beer chug:
    The hardest part is making it future proof, since no-one wants to have to keep upgrading devices!

    I have a working implementation, but need to invest into a high quality 3D printer to develop some nice cases and a few other bits and pieces!
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    I have recently bought your cable and have been happy with it. Not that I'm very technically minded but if you want a guinea pig for the android side of things I'm happy to help :p
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Sounds good. When I get something up and running on android, you will be the first I ask!
     
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    Have you made Any progress or started on any work with my link?

    I have searched and found some references to the OS, hardware etc, but nothing really useful.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Sure have! I havent posted much up anywhere in regards to it. If there was any interest I can start putting progress here :)
    I have been a bit slack with keeping this thread up to date with progress with various projects due to lack of time everyday.

    So far for the VF mylink....

    1) Can relink a second hand mylink to another vehicle. This then allows non-nav vehicles to be upgraded to nav vehicles!

    2) Enable/Disable the mylink HSV EDI button. :beer chug:
    Im still working on a plug and play cable and box to fit a VF HSV EDI to a non HSV though.

    3) Enabling the reverse guidelines for those without guidelines.

    Now as for digging a bit deeper into the mylink.. the operating system is based on a openware solution (I think from memory!). This got my hopes up for a custom operating system.. but.. I can go as far as opening up the operating system but.. the damn thing has various encryptions inplace to prevent modifications or peeking further into it all. I will eventually keep looking into it but for now my time is less then limited.. actually.. non existent!
     
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    For sure mate I am interested in the updates. I am a tech head by trade so all this **** fascinates me. Would be keen to get involved as things progress if required :)
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    As with anything I work on, I always look for testers!. I always provide software for free to testers, just gotta keep an eye out for any new threads I open up for software.

    The main software development for the VF's will be backed off for a while as Im developing a custom scantool that will cover the entire Holden range (VR-VF) (expect VN currently). And will be basing all new software's on the new scantool.

    Will then look into combining all previous software's into one massive application. :beer chug:
     
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    Cool, if you need a Guinea pig for the VE, I'll put my hand up for that.
     
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    Ill watch for updates nice!
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Yeah seen those!. Already figured the VF cluster stuff out, plus more then what he has shown there. Looks like he still has got a bit to still learn there.
    And the mylink HSV logo update is no problem either, doesnt appear he has done anything else of significance with the mylink.

    My key aim on the mylink will be a VIM (Vehicle in motion) enabler and also an EDI kit. And... maybe... my own custom EDI interface.

    Have had my own VE EDI kit in my ute for a while now, and am extremely happy with how it all works. Ute went in for a service the other day, and had the whole Holden crew confused on how it had the EDI screen up :rofl2:

    The VF EDI kit will be next, but.. will have to invest into purchasing a VF to be able to test it.... which isnt exactly very cheap to do!
    The VF VIM fix will also be a custom plugin module as well, but again.. will need a VF.

    Theres a few softwares I want completed/updated and available first before I continue anymore on the VE/VF side of things.
    But once they are finished and out, the kits that will be available will include:

    -VZ Reset ECU or VZ security sets (for the dreaded dead VZ V6 ecus!)
    -VE Full Series2 IQ Conversion inc fully programmed and ready to go.
    -VE Series2 reverse camera kit including plug-n-play programming module
    -VE EDI kit
    -VE RSE or DVD kit
    -VE VIM enabler plug-n-play programming module
    -VF TPMS enable
    -VF EDI kit
    -VF VIM kit

    And theres a bunch more! But the above is the main ones Im looking forward to getting out!
     
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    Interesting stuff. So is the cluster software stored separately on the cluster itself?
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Ah you lost me a bit there.. do you mean are the cluster's settings/configurations stored on the cluster? If thats what you meant then yes, every module in the VF has its own 'settings' and configuration stored inside the module it self.
     
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    Sorry, that was a terribly worded reply. Yes thats what I was getting at.

    The VF software seems to be similar same across the board and that certain features are either on or off. I have seen a couple of companies who have managed to unlock certain features on the VF Clusters. I was curious as to if that was re-flashing the software or just making other pages available by other means. I'm assuming you have come across this yourself.

    The IQ system in the VE people have been able to make some awesome changes, I guess that will come with time on the VF units.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Thats alright!.

    Most things for the clusters are a matter of "turning on a switch", where settings are simply turned on and off.
    This is what I worked on before whereby turning on various other menus such as lap timings, Boost menu ect ect. Sounds easy just "flicking a switch", but theres alot that goes on behind scenes with reverse engineering algorithms and the unbelievably vast amount of time spent testing and working out what everything does.

    Reflashing the complete cluster software is simply to upgrade the cluster to the latest version which may include updated fuel calibrations ect.

    The VF mylink.. is a completely different ball game though. Theres not much I can see that can be done other then adding the VF HSV EDI to non EDI vehicles or changing the startup logo to a HSV logo. Other then that, the mylink is all round a great media interface.
     

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