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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 10:47 pm

Mounting Android device:

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Closer
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Not beautiful but functional, for now.

Yes, blocking the left side of the eyebrow would be
better if one needs to plug it in for charging, but
that does block the red and yellow "Master" warning
triangles, but they only alert you to the fact that
another warning of the same "color" (or severity)
is ON.

Made from the "body" of an old audio tape cassette box
(removed the lid, cut out one end for the longer body
of the Android device, cut a little off the right-end front
to access the "Return" hardware button, and added
a little padding and two velcro pads).

Yes, I could cut the front plastic off enough to uncover
the entire screen. But the plastic is difficult to cut nicely.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 11:00 pm

Updated Version 0.020t.

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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 11:05 pm

QueenBee wrote:I'm an iPhone user so excuse my naivety but it seems odd that there is a list of devices that this is confirmed to work on. Shouldn't this work on all devices that are capable of running whichever Android OS version is needed? Which leads to my next question. Is there a minimum OS version required? I had an old G1 running 1.6 laying around and was surprised that the application even installed. It immediately crashes upon opening though.
I'm using an old Motorola Droid running 2.2 and it works fine.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 11:14 pm

garygTx wrote:
QueenBee wrote:I'm an iPhone user so excuse my naivety but it seems odd that there is a list of devices that this is confirmed to work on. Shouldn't this work on all devices that are capable of running whichever Android OS version is needed? Which leads to my next question. Is there a minimum OS version required? I had an old G1 running 1.6 laying around and was surprised that the application even installed. It immediately crashes upon opening though.
I'm using an old Motorola Droid running 2.2 and it works fine.
Ah, so maybe there is a chance that it'll work? I don't have the ELM327 yet so maybe the crash simply it not handling the use case were that is not connected/paired?

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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 11:28 pm

Sorry, the app does not crash due to no ELM327.

I test the app with no ELM327 all the time during development.

1.6 is probably just too old and does not support some of the API that the app uses.

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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Wed May 08, 2013 11:41 pm

I believe that Turbo3 has one Android device with
OS version 2.2, and another with 4.0.4 (at least).

I have a Tablet with 3.2.1, and a device with 4.0.4 for testing.

There were major changes between V1 and v2 of Android OS.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 5:01 am

Stoaty wrote:I am not sure if this feature has been requested previously (and I have somewhat of a life, so I am not going to read through 70 pages of this thread again), but here is my request: save the latest data between restarts of the Leaf application instead of using bogus data on screens 1 and 2 and resetting screen 3 to zeros. Just tonite I was checking to see how much the battery pack temperature dropped over a two hour period with a 10 degree F. differential between battery pack temp and ambient temp. Unfortunately, the accuracy of my report is significantly affected by the fact that I can't remember exactly what the battery temp was when I got home 2 hours ago. :oops:

PS I think the temp only dropped 0.3 degrees F., but not sure, it may have been even less.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 6:28 am

Turbo3 wrote:Updated Version 0.020t.

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! We really can have it our way. No more complaints about screen colors I guess. :D

PS In regards to Gary's comment that saving old data between starting the app might be confusing, here is my suggestion: display the last data on restart of the app until the app connects to the ELM327. At that point everything can be zeroed for the few seconds until data shows up. If you see that the phone is connected, you will know that any data displayed is "new" (current) data.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 6:55 am

Couple of bugs in version 0.20t:

1) The reset button for screens 1 and 2 doesn't work
2) If you are on the settings screen, phone held in landscape orientation and try to pick a color, only part of the palette is shown, and no scrolling is available
3) If you are in the color picker and change the orientation of the phone (move from portrait to landscape or vice versa) the effect is the same as hitting the cancel button (bug or feature?)

OK, actually that was 3 bugs/features. :oops:
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 am

No Debugging Text?

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Yes, taking a screen shot with the Kyocera Event
works well: just squeeze the Volume-Down button and
the PowerhOn/Off button at the same time, and
hold for almost 2 seconds. The Event will take a
screen-resolution screen shot, making a camera shutter
click type of sound, and store the image in a "screenshot"
group in the Gallery. Use the included Gallery app
to view, and delete unwanted pictures. :D

I tried using http://www.imgbox.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but I had trouble
doing a copy (to clipboard) of the link that they
provided. You can upload more than one image
in one upload session, and then you get a
list of links. It should be easy to copy the links,
but I apparently am not yet good enough at
using the Android 4.0.4 OS on the phone. :oops:
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