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Thread: Digital Gauge Software

  1. #291
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    May as well throw a post here too.. Is there anyway to hide the "Loading Parameters" & "Loading Skin Set" splash screens when you embed the app?

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    No, there isn't a way to hide those. You can pass -nosplash as a command line option to hide the splash screen though. Those ones you're talking about aren't really splash screens, they're loading screens so we don't have a way to turn them off.

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    Is auto-reconnect supported yet?

  4. #294
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    Dashcommand does support autoconnect, and has for a very long time.


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    Auto connect has been supported for a long time, I think SKiTLz is asking about auto re-connect, after the PC Hibernates or goes on Stand By.

    Auto re-connect is still not supported, there are a few technical hurdles we need to overcome before we can add this feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestonAtPPE View Post
    Auto connect has been supported for a long time, I think SKiTLz is asking about auto re-connect, after the PC Hibernates or goes on Stand By.

    Auto re-connect is still not supported, there are a few technical hurdles we need to overcome before we can add this feature.
    Correct. As per my e-mail I sent, I think you guys should really consider the work around I suggested.

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    The dashboard gauges look nice, but for my purpose, I just need to see the data in digital form. I was wondering if there are many people that actually look at these PC screens while driving? Maybe if was in the dash in a nice bright display it would be ok but the vehicle dash is good for me. I only need to see the data while in the shop so the gauges are actually more of a distraction here. For on the road data, I record the data silently, then later play it back, and scroll through it to analyze various things about the trip. Dealers have a tool that does this also. I wrote a program using excel and VBA that does these functions and it works great. It doesn't have the dashboard gauges, but they're really just a novelty in my opinion. I am planning to add them to my program just for that reason as soon as I find an open source set of VB controls for the gauges. There are some commercial packages available but are way too expensive. Anyone have any practical experience or stories using the gauges on their vehicle or in the shop, how useful are they, and how are they best used?

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    Digital Dash

    I came across this forum and thread while searching on a way to install a digital dash in a Jeep Wrangler.

    To help I'll explain what I've done and what I still need to do. I've successfully transplanted a diesel engine (Mercedes OM617 5cyl diesel engine from a 1985 MB 300D) into a 1990 Jeep Wrangler. Mechanically everything works fine. The problem is the Wrangler Interior and Dash are limited as to where to mount gauges. I've thrown few ideas around. I'm hoping to somehow install a screen to display virtual gauges, on a 7 or 8 inch screen. I've seen quite a few products that are somewhat plug and play that I like. The problem is I don't have a ECU or OBD2 connector as everything is mechanical on this engine. I've seen the DashDAQ and the Magden. I liked the Magden which accepts additional inputs but I'm told still relies on OBD2 inputs.

    The closes thing I've seen that I feel will work is the Vgauge set up that I've seen a few people talk about on this thread. I'm not looking for something to simply plug and and use like the DashDaq. It would be nice but I know its not possible with out the OBD2 connector. I already have a bunch of the sensors installed and wired up. I was originally going to use VDO gauges but had to scape that idea due to the space issue. The Vgauge set up is very pricey and I'm not too happy with the graphics.

    I don't want to go the route of installing a computer, especially running windows. If there's a way that I can use a touchscreen that will run a linux setup with somekind of gauge software off a sd card or usb stick I'd be up for doing that. I like the idea the vguage uses of using a box that all the sensor inputs are wired to and then an output to a screen. I'm welcome to any ideas anyone has. Here's a list of things I'm looking to monitor... Also, I'd like to monitor them all one screen at once.

    Oil Temp
    Trans Oil Temp
    EGT
    Boost
    Air Pressure
    Vac Pressure
    Fuel Economy
    AFR
    AMPS


    I plan on retaining the original gauges but if I can get them up all one screen too that would be great.

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    Our DashCommand software should be able to do this, we accept some external (non-OBD) sensor inputs. It sounds to me like you're looking for a solution like this:

    - Android tablet or iPad mounted in dashboard running DashCommand (you would need a rooted Android tablet for the ad-hoc WiFi, iPad already does ad-hoc networks)
    - PLX Kiwi WiFi + iMFD
    - A bunch of iMFD sensors (http://plxdevices.com/sensormodules.html)

    This is a video with an iPad mounted in the dashboard, running DashCommand. All of our dashboards are completely customizable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSZGXpd4IeA

    If you did go with full Windows, our Windows version of DashCommand supports some external sensors from other manufacturers as well, you wouldn't be limited to just PLX stuff. Some advantages to the tablet route is that you'll have things like GPS navigation built right in.

    Just some thoughts for you.

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    @WestonAtPPE

    Sounds interesting.
    But whats about cars they do not have ODB-II, let me say older cars from the 70s or the 80s ?

    Is there an option to connect DashCommand to their speed and rpm signal ?
    Your link to PLX devices is great but they do not offer all kind of sensors, so do DashCommand work also with other sensors ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Alex

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