CAN-BUS Shield Hookup Guide

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Introduction

The CAN-Bus Shield provides your Arduino or Redboard with CAN-Bus capabilities and allows you to hack your vehicle!

CAN-Bus Shield

CAN-Bus Shield connected to a RedBoard.

This shield allows you to poll the ECU for information including coolant temperature, throttle position, vehicle speed, and engine rpms. You can also store this data or output it to a screen to make an in-dash project.

Materials Required

You will need the CAN-Bus Shield in order to follow along with this hookup guide.

CAN-BUS Shield

CAN-BUS Shield

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