Neil Hopcroft

A digital misfit


Resurrecting Where’s Neil? and the OBD data logger

A little experimenting with the bluetooth OBD units in my car has shown that one of them hasn’t blown yet – I thought my car had a tendency to overvoltage and smoke them, at least a couple have given up their magic smoke. This means there is potential to resurrect the “Where’s Neil?” web page […]

Build break – obd android #42

Build #42 of the obd android project failed with A problem occurred configuring root project ‘obd android’. failed to find Build Tools revision 23.0.1 I currently have v22.0.1 installed, so time to update the Android SDK. Running ‘tools/android update sdk –no-ui’ doesn’t update my build tools, despite going through some of the downloading/updating process. I […]

Building Android OBD Reader

I have, for a while, been interested in OBD automotive diagnostics and have tried using several OBD applications on Android and Windows phone. One of them is Android OBD Reader. To add this to the Jenkins build server I have installed the Android SDK for Linux and the Gradle build system. I tried using the […]