Tomtom linux



  • Hi,

    I have an old Tomtom I don't use anymore. The TomTom is running on TomTomLinux, with TomTom navigation software. Is it possible to create a custom programm on this device? And take off the navigation software. I would like to make a programm where I can choose options on the screen, and it will be sent to a PIC microprocessor trough the usb cable from the tomtom, via serial communication.
    Is this possible? I have 0 knowledge about Linux, and even less about how this device works...



  • Hi! Might be possible or not. But it's definitely not worth the effort (slow, no documentation,...). Better get an old Android phone (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S3 or newer). Writing software for Android is easy with Qt.



  • Is it possible to sent info trough the usb cable with serial data on a phone?

    The reason I wanted the TomTom was because I just have it laying here, and the programm doesn't have to be fast. The only thing it needs to do is to send data if I press a button on the screen.



  • I guess your microcontroller is a USB device, not a USB host. And I assume that's the same for your navi. So, no, you can't connect them.


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    @GhostWolf said in Tomtom linux:

    The reason I wanted the TomTom was because I just have it laying here, and the programm doesn't have to be fast. The only thing it needs to do is to send data if I press a button on the screen.

    As @Wieland already said, most likely nobody here can help you with this. So even if it's possible (from hardware side) to do what you want, you're on your own.


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