iBus interface for my E46 BMW written in Python This is to be used with the USB interface which can be acquired from Reslers.de
The software expects MPD to be working on whatever it is installed on (I use a Raspberry-Pi, if you are interested in doing the same, check out the project page on my blog for a guide! HEAH)
There are 2 main components:
pyBus.py - Interfaces with the iBus to emulate a CD-Changer as well as other devices:
- Loads up a music library from a memory stick.
- Emulates a CD changer with appropriate signals and responses
- Plays music over the car speakers
- Can be controlled using radio controls and steering wheel controls as you would expect.
- Displays track info on the standard radio LED display (not the fancy screens)
pyBus_web.py - Web-Server which creates a web-page that allows a user to:
- Modify Playlist
The software is not completely finished, and regardless of its state, I shall not accept liability for any damage done by this software (though it is next to impossible due to the nature of the iBus).
I am in the process of illustrating this. At the very least I should let you know there are multiple threads involved in this.
- python, mpd, python-setuptools, mpc (mpd CLI, useful for testing)
apt-get install python python-setuptools mpd mpc
Python modules: termcolor, web.py, python-mpd, pyserial, probably more
easy_install termcolor web.py python-mpd pyserial## How to use
- Install the prerequisites above. There may be more, feel free to leave a comment letting me know which one.
- Ensure music is available at /music and that mpd is configured to read from there (best test mpc using mpc prior). NOTE: I use a little bit of BASh to mount my memory stick to /music on boot up.
There is also a requirement for a folder: (/music/pyBus). Logging will go in this folder, which is useful for debugging away from the RPi.
Plug in iBus USB device
./pyBus.py <PATH to USB Device>