Just Launched: Automon, Student Project Based on ElmScan 5 USB.

Donal O'Connor is a B.Sc. student in the Software Development and Computer Networking program at the [Cork Institute of Technology](http://www.cit.ie/) in Ireland. In January of 2009, Donal presented his project idea for a final year student project, a Linux-based in-car diagnostic computer, and asked if ScanTool.net would sponsor him. Donal has just finished his project, [Automon](http://automon.donaloconnor.net/). Read more about it, in Donal's [blog](http://automon.donaloconnor.net/).

Automon is built around a TS-7390 ARM-powered single board computer (SBC) with an 800x480 color touch screen, and [ElmScan 5 USB](http://www.scantool.net/elmscan-5-usb.html).

The device has a professional look, and a number of useful features.

Donal found that an ECU Simulator was essential for development.

If you are a student, and have a project that you would like us to sponsor, please post a description on the [Forum](https://www.scantool.net/forum/).

ScanTool.net offers everything you need to roll out your own diagnostic solution, including [OBD interfaces](http://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/), [OBD cables](http://www.obd2cables.com/products/), and [ECU Simulators](http://www.ecusims.com).