As a short introduction, I'm PTRD-41 or "Pete" for short, if you will (Pete's not my real name in case you're wondering, but this is the internet after all, and it's a lot easier to pronounce than my username). I didn't actually get into cars until, hmmm, 6 or so years ago? But I basically jumped headfirst into this rabbit hole and started an '80 Z/28 restomod project that's progressing fairly well all things considered.
I just stumbled across the notion of the existence of an Arduino-based ECU a couple days ago, and this mildly interests me having just gotten into Arduinos maybe a month or two ago. I don't have a pressing need for an aftermarket ECU at this time since I already rebuilt the engine's top end with a FiTech SBC port injection set and have rather different priorities than re-engineering my engine a second time (everything I do has to be an upgrade, not a straight up replacement).
Still, how much of an electrical (or software) engineer is one expected to be to mess with this type of hard/software on various levels of involvement? I could see myself learning to use one, but I also see a lot of talk about custom boards and such. As a mechanical engineer, that kinda stuff seems a bit like rocket science to me.
I probably won't post a lot for the foreseeable future but might ask the occasional technical question to sate my curiosity, if that's allright