Updates to the PiDash ready for download

Next version of the PiDash 04/23/2020. Why pay $250 or more when you can get it for cheaper with a little bit of elbow grease?

There will be more changes to the .img files as new ideas are thought up. I’ll create new posts when a feature is added along with a changelog.

My rig:


Requirements:
Raspberry Pi4 (2GB version is fine) $45
16gb microSD card $6
Longrunner 7″ touch screen $62
Windshield mount (if thats what you’re doing) $15
Raspberry Pi4 aluminum case with dual fans $25
Optional:
10Hz GPS $70

Changes:
1. Installation of DietPi with only LXDE and Java.
2. LXDE does NOT autoload.
3. Runs TunerStudio Beta demo version using X11.
4. On exit of the beta version, PiDash will automatically shut down*

DOWNLOAD HERE **ONLY** IF YOU ARE USING THE LONGRUNNER 7″ TOUCHSCREEN
DOWNLOAD HERE IF USING A DIFFERENT DISPLAY
If your display doesnt work when booting, its because the config.txt on your image needs to have the correct settings in there for your display. Comment below and I’ll walk you thru it or build an image that will work. Please provide which display you’re using or the settings your display needs.

NOTES:
Default username: root
Default password: dietpi

You can change this if you want from the command line.

*If you exit TunerStudio, it will automatically shut down your PiDash. If you register TunerStudio ULTRA you can create a button that will exit, assuming you have a touch screen or a mouse hooked up. Its better/easier/less hassle if you use a touch screen. Here is the one I am using which is on AMAZON.

REGISTRATION/ENABLING TunerStudio:
If you already have TunerStudio registered, you will need to enable it.

Pre-requisites for NON-ULTRA USERS:
1. Tuner Studio shuts down on exit. If you want that feature, skip step 2.
2. If you DO NOT want your NON-ULTRA version of TunerStudio to shut down automatically on exit go to the TunerStudio ULTRA users portion. That part explains how to remove the auto shutdown on exit.
3. Need to enable networking, skip to the Enabling networking section.

TunerStudio ULTRA users, I will ASSUME you will create a button or something that you can click or touch to shut down your PiDash:
**IF YOU PURCHASE TS Ultra, I believe only the BETA version has this shutdown feature. If so, you will need to log in and do the following to disable my shutdown after exit since you will be using a button or similar to shutdown:

cd /var/lib/dietpi/dietpi-autostart
nano custom.sh


This will bring up an editor. Remove the line at the bottom that says the below. That is a shutdown command.
init 0

CTRL X to save.
Press Y to save and then RETURN when it gives you the filename, do not change that name.

Once out of the editor, reboot by typing this:
init 6

Do not forget to create a button or similar in Dashboard Designer and assign the “single click” to shut down.

Enabling networking for all TS Users:


Plug in your network cable. Power on the PiDash. TunerStudio autostarts. You will need to jump to a terminal session. Get your keyboard out and press and hold CTRL-ALT-F1 keys. The screen will turn black with a bunch of text. Hit return once.
Default username is: root
Default password is: dietpi


Once at a prompt type the following:
systemctl start systemd-timesyncd
systemctl enable systemd-timesycd
systemctl daemon-reload


Once complete, type:

dietpi-config

Select option #7
Select Ethernet and hit return

You will see a message stating Ethernet must be enabled.
Select OK and hit return.

Next prompt states “would you like to purge all wifi …”
Select OK

Stuff starts happening.
Select “Apply: Save all changes….” and hit RETURN

Do you wish to apply settings and reconnect.
Select OK to that prompt and the next wifi prompt.

Once you are back to the Dietpi Config screen:
Tab to “Back” and hit return. You will do this twice.

At the Main options screen select EXIT.
At “Exit Dietpi-Config?” select OK.

You have now successfully enabled networking and timesyncd. Next command, restart the PiDash by typing:
init 6

After reboot, TunerStudio will load. Enter your registration info. Once complete, disable timesyncd and networking that way the system starts up quick again.

DISABLING networking for all TS Users:

Plug in your network cable. Power on the PiDash. TunerStudio autostarts. You will need to jump to a terminal session. Get your keyboard out and press and hold CTRL-ALT-F1 keys. The screen will turn black with a bunch of text. Hit return once.
Default username is: root
Default password is: dietpi

Once at a prompt type the following:
systemctl stop systemd-timesyncd
systemctl disable systemd-timesycd
systemctl daemon-reload

Once complete, type:

dietpi-config

Select option #7
Select Ethernet and hit return

Select Disable: Disable Ethernet Adapter
Select OK and hit return.

Next prompt states “would you like to disable ethernet …”
Select OK

Stuff starts happening and “Would you like to purge all WiFi…”
Select OK and hit RETURN

Once you are back to the Dietpi Config screen:
Tab to “Exit” and hit return.

You are now at “Exit DietPi-Config?”
Select OK

You have now successfully disabled networking and timesyncd. Next command, restart the PiDash by typing:
init 6

After reboot, TunerStudio will load and you will see your registered version.


Next release:
1. USB automount that way you can save your Project to a USB thumbdrive and remove it on shutdown. *May skip this because of #2 below*
2. Wifi TunerStudio log/tune access via a Windows/Linux/Mac.
3. Better notes on stuff and things or if I get suggestions.