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PICAN CAN-Bus Board - Retired, Replacement available

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This PiCAN board provide CAN-Bus capability for the Raspberry Pi. It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN controller with MCP2551 CAN transceiver. Connection are made via DB9 or 3 way screw terminal.

  • CAN v2.0B at 1 Mb/s
  • High speed SPI Interface (10 MHz)
  • Standard and extened data and remote frames
  • CAN connection via standard 9-way sub-D connector or screw terminal
  • Can be use with OBDII cable
  • serial LCD ready
  • Nylon PCB support to the Rev 2 Raspberry Pi. Gives sturdy support
  • LED indicator
  • Two user push buttons


For Raspberry Pi 2 Model, please follow these instructions.

Activate the interface with
# ip link set can0 up type can bitrate 500000

Connect the PiCAN to a CAN-bus network and monitor traffic by using command:

./candump can0

You should see something like this:
To send a CAN message use :

# ./cansend can0 7DF#0201050000000000

This will send a CAN ID of 7DF. Data 02 01 05 - coolant temperature request

A blog post of using PiCAN with Wireshark.