Sunday 22 September 2013

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Prototype Real Dashboard

The game Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS2) has a telemetry API to allow plugins access to the data about the in-game vehicle. I've created a plugin to send the data down a serial port to an Arduino microprocessor, which then controls the servos, LEDs and an LCD screen.

 This initial prototype is made from cardboard, with the components just pushed through from the back.

This is the back of the dashboard, showing the Arduino board (blue) connected to the other components.

Video of it working is here:

You can download a copy of the plugin source and a pre-built plugin here: (New version of code)
The code is now up on Github here:

Photo of final device made from MDF, the paint finish is terrible in bright light !
Video of how it works it here:

Fixed plugin built in wrong mode. Note, you may also need to install the Visual Studio 2010 Re-distributable package from here: