First, install these and make sure they work.
A recent release is needed. Developement took place using the 2.3.x
release series. Any 2.X release should work, but hasn't been
tested. Under MacOSX 10.3 (panther), Python is installed by
default. Installation instructions are available at the python
This is needed to communicate with the serial port. It is available
from sourceforge: http://pyserial.sourceforge.net/. Download
and install it. Use version 2.0.
WxPython is needed if you want to use the pretty graphical interface
to sensor data and DTC management. It's available at www.wxpython.org. Version
2.4 is required. pyOBD will not work with the 2.5
In addition to wxpython, there is a text/ncurses interface. To use
it, enable the ncurses module when you build python. It isn't very
polished and use is not recommended.
After those requirements, installation is a snap. Simply download the
release tarball and uncompress it. To "install" pyOBD on the system, simply copy
the release directory to wherever you want (i.e. /opt, /usr/local).
To use the wx interface run python wxgui.py. If you're using
MacOSX, substitute "pythonw" for "python".
-- Donour Sizemore