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DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism

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Fans of driving simulator games not only play with steering wheels, gear shifters and pedals. Some of them get working gauges to make the experience more immersive. Hack A Day forum member Leon Bataille wanted to have a dashboard for Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS 2),  but instead of buying or building the gauges and indicators, he decided to use the dashboard of an actual car.

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Leon is repurposing the dashboard of a Volkswagen Polo 6R for ETS 2 with the help of the Arduino Uno and the SEEED CAN Bus Shield, which lets you read and record vehicle diagnostics. Of course, in Leon’s case he’s trying to do the opposite: feed telemetry from the game into the instruments in real time. Leon still has a ways to go, but so far he’s figured out the CAN codes for many of the Polo’s gauges and indicators. He’s even managed to control the speedometer, which you can see him demonstrate in the video.

Have your browser haul you to Leon’s Hack A Day page for more on his hack in progress.

[via Hack A Day]



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