yyrkoon 250 Posted September 14, 2015 Share Posted September 14, 2015 How many people would find a canbus to ethernet "bridge" in hardware / software useful ? Hardware would initially be for the beaglebone black + logic supply serial/cancape. But perhaps could later be made to work with hardware that already has socketcan support. Such as the Microchip MCP2515, and perhaps another embedded Linux / RTOS platform. The Idea would simply be to make an initially small framework or library( wrapper? ) based off of socketcan, and Unix TCP sockets. Then simply read the canbus, and put the frame data out over a tcp socket. Later, perhaps add in some configuration options, and write over tcp sockets to the socketcan interface. I can think of all kinds of use cases for such a framework. Ranging from what I've been doing already, to canbus troubleshooting / network design. My reasoning for such a project is in part fairly simple. What I've been doing lately on the beaglebone black + logic supply serial/cancape is very niche. Not much use for many other people. But I suspect that if I make the project more modular. That many more people could get use out of parts of the project I'm working on. One of the thoughts that crossed my mind recently is that I could *potentially* turn such a project into a professional classed CANBUs monitoring / development system. By "professional classed", I mean one that could compete with current hardware / software system already on the market. But not necessarily be sold as one. I'd love to hear what other people think about this concept. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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