The Open Source Car Tool

About CANtact

CANtact is an open source Controller Area Network (CAN) to USB interface for your computer.

Connect to Cars

Connect to any CAN enabled car using a standard OBD-II cable.

Low Cost

CANtact is a low cost device, and allows you to use cheap cabling to interface with various connectors.

Open Source

A truely open source hardware project. All design files are available under a permissive license

Cross Platform

Works on Mac, Linux, and Windows

Designed for Hacking

Easily scriptable using an open-source Python library.


Community and commercial support available.

Get One

CANtact v1.0

Or checkout the hardware repository and build your own.

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CANtact is released under licenses that comply with the Open Source Hardware Definition

Hardware design is released under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Firmware is released under the MIT License.


Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

About Me

I develop hardware, firmware, and software for all sorts of applications. Recently, I've been working with Bluetooth Low Energy, battery management systems, Controller Area Network, and automotive systems.

I also offer consulting services and training on Controller Area Network and CANtact

If you'd like to work with me on a project, please get in touch.

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