The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 February 2005

It's just a videogame

Um, well, no, really it isn't.

JSC Speed has introduced something called the TurboXS DTEC, which takes one ordinary Nintendo Game Boy Advance (not included) and turns it into an actual automotive-diagnostic device. The various modules allow you to read turbo boost, exhaust temperature, intake air temperature, and RPMs; future modules will include detonation sensors and skidpad readings in g.

It won't read OBD II diagnostics, at least not yet, which means that there are still going to be the usual too-cheap-to-buy-a-manual knobs knocking on my mailbox asking how to pull the codes on their freaking '96 Mazdas, but you can't have everything.

(Via Kotaku.)

Posted at 1:17 PM to Driver's Seat


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Posted by: Pia Sofie at 2:51 AM on 15 February 2005

Weird. I was just looking up stuff on teh intarweb about this same subject (ECU interfacing), but for a PC. Found stuff, too. All I need is some solder and some skill, and that 1984-or-so Panasonic Sr. Partner sitting here on the floor will be useful again. Just hope it can take the heat in the garage during the summer. That thing is hella heavy.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 8:09 AM on 16 February 2005