Efika 5200B ProjectEfika/MorphOS controller/GUI for B&G Megasquirt Opensource EFI systemin category Hardware
proposed by Tronman on 9th February 2006 (accepted on 11th February 2006)
posted by Tronman on 18th February 2006
Greetings~ The first thing I wonder when thinking about this is.. Did I bite off more than I can chew? ;-) Naah, you just have to eat that elephant one bite at a time!
So I put this project up, got it approved, then got the stomach flu :-( Now that's over with, its time to look into the Megasquirt system itself. It looks like I can get a complete V2.2 Megasquirt kit for $140 and put it together. I found a Digifant EFI intake setup for $20 from a co-worker, so I'm going to do a CIS-ectomy on my trusty '88 VW Cabriolet first. It is a simple little four cylinder, and its been done before so the learning curve won't be as steep for me.
First I have to get the Megasquirt and put it together. That should remind me a thing or two about all that electronics I took in high school ;-) It comes like a Heathkit radio-a bare board and bunch of parts which you then solder together. First you assemble the serial connector on the board, then plug that into the serial port on your computer with the appropriate send/receive lines connected. Then you connect the two on the board and echo some characters through your terminal program, to verify that you did it right so far. This is the easy part-you can use any terminal prog you want, even on an old Amiga (the OS doesn't matter here.) I'll post more when I get this far..