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ratdude747
01-16-2011, 06:22 PM
after my experiences working on getting can to work on my team in the last few months, i decided to make a .pdf on how to make CAN work this year without killing the piggy bank.

I attached it.

comments?

AllenGregoryIV
01-16-2011, 08:41 PM
Thank You for this, I was just researching the best way to go about using the CAN bus. Might I suggest you post this to the whitepapers as well.

ratdude747
01-16-2011, 09:14 PM
i want to do some last proofreading and editing first... once fully polished, it will be headed there.

good luck with you CAN experience!

edit- updated file attached. it will be sent to the whitepapers as well.

Mike Copioli
01-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Nice paper.

One point of fact that you may want to look into, there are more than 2 FIRST 'Legal' options for CAN. A team could also make their own gateway device using either Ethernet or serial.

Good job.

ratdude747
01-16-2011, 11:00 PM
Nice paper.

One point of fact that you may want to look into, there are more than 2 FIRST 'Legal' options for CAN. A team could also make their own gateway device using either Ethernet or serial.

Good job.

I was not aware of that. I will research it further.

It has been added as a white paper and i have updated it (attached). It also has a section on how to use a junk serial cable to make the serial adapter (essentially how i made the 2009 KOP cable to work in the first place).


Edit- yes, you can make your own adapter. good call. updated file attached.

ratdude747
01-18-2011, 03:11 PM
lots more original pictures have been added

the new version is at http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2433

enjoy!