FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and more)

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FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and more)

Postby pine1981 - September 7th, 2017, 8:34 am

Not sure if it should go here or to Electrical mods, so let it be here.

Some time ago I pulled out factory head unit, and 1 year later started to develop FDIM dash display controller, as I've been really frustrated by the fact it just displays "Mercury Mariner". Project evolved a lot over time, so recently I decided to open all the information required to build it on your own. Currently supports Escapes/Mariners 2008-2012, maybe will work on other Fords with same FDIM module, but I haven't had a chance to check.

Device is based on Arduino Pro Micro and cheap CAN interface board from AliExpress.

Teaser

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Mounted behind display

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Current functionality

[*] display current speed, RPM, engine temperature, tires pressure, tires temperature, current time
[*] configurable display units (km/miles for speed, Celsius/Fahrenheit for temperatures, psi/bars/kPa for pressure, 12h/24h for clock)
[*] full functionality offered with aftermarket head unit (with no other modules using dash display)
[*] support for CAN-enabled aftermarket head units (may require minor additional power wiring)
[*] very early preliminary support for stock head units
[*] semi-configurable display layout for different head unit types
[*] configuration made on the fly via serial terminal

All the stuff (source code, PCB layout, part list and building instructions) is available on GitHub:

https://github.com/p1ne/fdim-controller/

Enjoy.
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Re: FDIM display controller

Postby bangster - September 7th, 2017, 12:19 pm

This is very cool! Everything I do for cars on an Arduino I end up being able to put on an ATTiny, not that you can't get the full Arduino board for less than 3 bucks. I also really haven't had any practical use for the CAN boards and other bits. I have always wanted to make a more generic display from the OBD/CAN data besides using Torque and a Bluetooth adapter.
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Re: FDIM display controller

Postby thesavo - September 8th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Omg want. I have wanted two do something like this. It involved hacking a bt receiver and the OEM Sat radio receiver.
Providing controls and song titles to the fdim. Good work.


Oh my 24hrclock. I have been trying to get the ACM to do that for years.
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby jimmyznutz - October 14th, 2017, 1:23 pm

I'm sure someone could sell a crap ton of these if they produced them in ready to install form. I'd be in line.
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby pine1981 - November 8th, 2017, 11:23 am

jimmyznutz wrote:I'm sure someone could sell a crap ton of these if they produced them in ready to install form. I'd be in line.


Hah, that's not really easy to sell those from Russia to somewhere else :) So I decided to open the design. Let's see if someone will start to copy those
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby Nikki86 - December 4th, 2017, 4:35 pm

someone please make these in the US and share your ebay ID. :yes:
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby MuadDeeb101 - December 6th, 2017, 4:33 am

But from Russia to Slovakia it would not be a big problem, or?
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby pine1981 - December 7th, 2017, 5:49 am

PM me. I will try to find a way. Maybe for U.S. too
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby Javafox - March 3rd, 2018, 9:55 pm

Awesome!
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Re: FDIM display controller - clock on dash is back! (and mo

Postby Thorrinn123 - March 6th, 2018, 6:48 pm

So any word on if we will be able to also get in Canada too??
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