TL,DR: dash situation is not ideal. Open question what is acceptable boot time and what is boot time for each of the options.
We have 4 versions of Digital Dash currently
A-- The Quickest and easiest Digital Dash is TunerStudioMS... And is described Below
B-- Second is a PowerTune IMG that is just copied onto a SDcard -- and will boot up PowerTune on a raspberry Pi 3 ... More details
C-- Third is a Custom Digital Gauge cluster... Link HERE ... And here is the GitHub link for Code
D-- Fourth is Android tablet or phone running the Real Dash App
How to set up a Raspberry Pi with TunerStudio as a Digital Dash¶
Click the image to watch a video of a Raspberry Pi rusEFI connected display. Early "proof of concept"
Hardware Needed to run TunerStudioMS on Pi¶
|Raspberry Pi (3 b+ or 4)||Raspberry Pi|
|Display of your choice||7" Display|
|Controls||Keyboard and Mouse|
|12+ Power Module||12v-5v|
Download TunerStudio - you want the tar.gz file
Extract to your home directory
a. Default home directory is "pi", open terminal and type: "ls /home/pi/TunerStudioMS" (if your home directory isnt "pi" change to match your home directory)
b. Ensure that "TunerStudio.sh" shows up in the results. If it is not, re-install
Note: you MAY need to install JAVA... if so, type `sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre` To set default Java runtime `sudo update-alternatives --config java`
Create link to start TunerStudio:
a. Open termnial and type: "ln -s /home/pi/TunerStudioMS/TunerStudio.sh /usr/local/bin"
b. Once complete in terminal type: type: "bash /usr/local/bin/TunerStudio.sh"
i. TunerStudio will open. Enter your registration information now. ii. Load your tune and dash iii. Go to options - preferences - select "load last project on startup" **paid TunerStudio function iv. Go to options - preferences - select "make dashboard fullscreen" **paid TunerStudio function v. Save tune. Close TunerStudio
Here is a site with free dashboards to spice up your look
Here is a site on how to make your own custom dashboards