ISOBlue 2.0 Deployment

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Yang Wang

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Apr 1, 2017, 10:02:26 AM4/1/17
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Hello all,

We recently have finished a ISOBlue 2.0 and deployed it in a farm. The most updated software is still located at: https://github.com/OATS-Group/isoblue2



There are some minor additions and changes to the hardware (mostly related to 4G modem and some sealed USB connectors and adatpers) and I will make the corresponding change in the ISOBlue 2.0 parts Google sheet soon: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WqZEwrMn0YtipQEH7p_CY4DoMpcck4VHPD6FeaK7hyM/edit?usp=sharing

We plan to make some more ISOBlue 2.0s and I am currently working an ISOBlue SD card image that could be used to flash onto the Toradex board. I will post on the Google group once I finished it.

To demonstrate the usage of ISOBlue 2.0. we also have a cool web page that let you see the real-time GPS location of the ISOBlue 2.0 we deployed. Currently, you can only see the ISOBlue 2.0 when it is on and there is no historic data. It is normally on from 9 am to 11:30 am EST during weekdays and probably some time in the early afternoon as well. We are also working on a better demonstration so there will be more to go but at this point, during mornings you will have the best of luck in seeing ISOBlue 2.0's GPS track. Here is the web page: http://wheres-my-isoblue.oatsgroup.org/

Regards,
Yang

Rifo Turs

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Apr 1, 2017, 11:49:53 AM4/1/17
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great news!

congrutulations for your hardwork. What types of farming equipment uses isoblue 2.0? is it possible to give model / brand names?

have a nice day
rifo

1 Nisan 2017 Cumartesi 17:02:26 UTC+3 tarihinde Yang Wang yazdı:

Aaron Ault

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Apr 3, 2017, 10:00:02 PM4/3/17
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ISOBlue2 will work on any tractor with an ISO11783 diagnostic port, which is any tractor built after around 2005, I believe.

In the picture Yang sent, it's plugged into a Case Puma 165 CVT, soon to be in more equipment as the planting season starts here in Indiana.

Thanks!
Aaron



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Rifat Türsen

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Apr 4, 2017, 1:35:31 AM4/4/17
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Hey Aaron,

Thanks a lot for your answer. I remember that the equipment manufacturers were hiding their message format on purpose. Is it possible for you guys to make a very brief summary of what we can acquire from the isobus messages?
for example, in your case with Puma 165 CVT, which information did you monitor /log?

Thanks!
rifo

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Yang Wang

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Apr 6, 2017, 2:44:28 PM4/6/17
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Hello Rifo,

There are proprietary and published ISOBUS messages. We currently are collecting mostly published ones like fuel rate, vehicle speed, engine RPM, etc.

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Yang
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Aaron Ault

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Apr 10, 2017, 7:18:55 AM4/10/17
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I want to amend Yang's statement earlier just to be clear: the point of ISOBlue2 is to log everything and let you choose dynamically what messages you want to push to the cloud in real-time.  Therefore we are collecting all ISOBUS messages on the ISOBlue2, not just the published ones.  The entire CAN stream is logged to the local Kafka service and saved on the hard drive.

What Yang was referring to is that currently we only are using the published ISO messages to make apps and analytics for our research.  For example, the published GPS messages are sent live up to the cloud to support the first quick app we threw together to check our initial installation: http://wheres-my-isoblue.oatsgroup.org/.  It shows the live position of the tractor whenever an ISOBlue is currently connected to the cloud.  

It's currently connected to my tractor that feeds our cattle, so it tends to be on from around 8:30 am EDT to 12:00 noon EDT every day.  I'm going to be switching it to our anhydrous applicator soon, and we'll be adding two more ISOBlue's in the next couple of weeks for my sprayer and vertical tillage tool.

Thanks!
Aaron

Rifo Turs

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Apr 11, 2017, 10:18:30 AM4/11/17
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Great! Thanks for the extra information.

May I then ask what information will we be able to observe from anhydrous applicator, sprayer and vertical tillage tool. For example from the sprayer, will we be able to get the spraying rate? I have very little information regarding agricultural equipments and trying to figure out what we can learn from the isobus? 

between, it's great news that more isoblue 2.0 are coming alive :)

10 Nisan 2017 Pazartesi 14:18:55 UTC+3 tarihinde Aaron Ault yazdı:

Aaron Ault

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Apr 24, 2017, 10:26:16 PM4/24/17
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It's usually uncertain until you hook up to the machine what particular data is available.  One reason to compile a nice public set of CAN traces from known equipment.

http://wheres-my-isoblue.oatsgroup.org has three ISOBlue's working live!  They are generally all three on from about 8:00 am EDT to 6:00 pm EDT for the next few weeks.

Aaron

Rifo Turs

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Apr 28, 2017, 3:50:57 AM4/28/17
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Hey Aaron,

Thanks a lot for your answer. I also agree that it makes sense to collect a public set of CAN traces from known equipment. Between, just noticed that farmlogs stopped selling isobus data collector device (flow). I asked why but got a vaque answer like "there will be new products". 

25 Nisan 2017 Salı 05:26:16 UTC+3 tarihinde Aaron Ault yazdı:

Jesse Vollmar

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Apr 28, 2017, 11:54:50 AM4/28/17
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FYI - The main reason we (FarmLogs) stopped offering the Flow device to new customers is because the equipment manufacturers have started offering built in capability to upload machine data to the cloud. We have integrated the John Deere API and can bring in machine data wirelessly through that. 

The feedback from most of our customers is that they prefer that approach. Obviously this doesn't work for every farm, but it is aligned with where things are headed. 

Rifo Turs

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Apr 29, 2017, 8:23:37 AM4/29/17
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hello Jesse,

thanks for the explanation.



28 Nisan 2017 Cuma 18:54:50 UTC+3 tarihinde jesse yazdı:

Rifo Turs

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Jun 5, 2017, 4:37:37 AM6/5/17
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Hello Aaron,

Did you have the chance to try isoblue 2.0 in other equipments? How did it go?

thanks
rifo


10 Nisan 2017 Pazartesi 14:18:55 UTC+3 tarihinde Aaron Ault yazdı:
I want to amend Yang's statement earlier just to be clear: the point of ISOBlue2 is to log everything and let you choose dynamically what messages you want to push to the cloud in real-time.  Therefore we are collecting all ISOBUS messages on the ISOBlue2, not just the published ones.  The entire CAN stream is logged to the local Kafka service and saved on the hard drive.

Aaron Ault

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Jun 7, 2017, 1:07:48 AM6/7/17
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We're still collecting data from the spring.  The ISOBlue 2's are running great after we worked out a few kinks.   Should have some new data up soon.

Thanks!
Aaron
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