View Poll Results: Would you want SD to control your AC

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Thread: Air Conditioning DigitalMod

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    Air Conditioning DigitalMod

    Ok. I've finally gotten Visual Basic 2005, Got SD to talk to a comm port via a digital mod, and got the hardware to do it. Here's my question.

    Who Here Would Want SD to Control Their Air Conditioner?

    If there is a strong "yes" i'll post a tutorial for hacking one's air conditioner's head unit or if i can the actual data port itself.

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    why?

    This would reduce the clutter in my dash seems how that my dash area wasnt meant for a 7" screen i will be a very tight fit for that screen and possibly if i can get rid of the ac/heater controls i can got bigger. i love something like this

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    I would like that as well,

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    Ok. At the moment I'm concentrating on making a Garage Door opener mod as I live in Florida and F**king with my AC might render my car undrivable. I'm gonna work on this mod tommorrow tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablodemorte View Post
    as I live in Florida and F**king with my AC might render my car undrivable.
    Huh. I live in Texas, but it's Winter here...you must be warm-natured. ;-)

    Why did I vote no? Because I am a stickler for functionality. A physical knob/control is MUCH easier to use than a touchscreen for frequently used functions. One can operate a knob, switch, or dial simply by touch...there's no reading, navigating menus, or wondering if the touchscreen "took" your last touch with a knob.

    I've heard it said that the MOST difficult part of engineering is figuring out which features to leave out...so don't make things more complicated than they need to be.

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    @parksgm - You sound exactly like my dad! I completly understand your view point. Which is why I'm keeping my temp knob as both the temp controller and the on/off. I'm going to try to make it as simple to use as possible so the things you mentioned aren't a factor.... So I've got alog way ahead of me

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablodemorte View Post
    @parksgm - You sound exactly like my dad!
    Diablodemorte, that's because...I AM your father, mwahahahahahah!

    Wait a minute...no, no...upon futher consideration I'm in fact NOT your father. In fact, I don't even know you. But good luck with your project anyway. ;-)

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    Why not keep both parties happy and use a rotary encoder to send signals or the computer instead of a knob that clicks from low to high, just have an infinate spin knob that when you spin to the right, it gets hotter, spin to the left it gets colder. That way the computer can take care of the actual control, and have the touchscreen work in tandem as well.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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    @2k1Toaster... Why not just outline what i'm doing :P.. No seriously.. That was my plan

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    cool!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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