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    Fusion USB I/O Board - What type of sensors would you like to see?

    Alright people, we have a mission for you! What type of sensors would you like?

    Please voice your opinion on both the current sensors, and what people will mention here, so we can guage how many people want what.

    Here is what we have on the table so far definately:

    Photoelectric Sensor (Light)
    3-axis High resolution Accelerometer
    Temperature Sensor
    50 Amp Current Sensor

    Here are some possibilites that have been brought up:

    Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (Backup Sensor or Object Detection)
    Tilt Sensor
    Magnetic Sensor




    So list what you think of these sensors, or ones you have thought of and as always, we will take your comments into consideration as we have done before and will continue to do.

    Let the flow of ideas commence!!
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    air pressure sensors upto 200psi.

    ideally id love to be able to get these to work with the fusion

    http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd124.htm

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    Just a couple of small points. I'd like current sensitivity down to quite small values, say at least 0.1A, which i guess you wouldn't get on a 200A sensor.

    Also, usonic distance sensor is great, just make sure it's waterproof somehow :-P

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    , an acurate inline current sensor would be awsome, for the guys who want to read 200amps a clamp on might be fine, but there not very acurate in the low range, I still don't know what a 200amp sensor would be useful for??

    you could add an ir emitter & reciever to be used as a beam to break type setup maybe


    Quote Originally Posted by Ryann View Post
    air pressure sensors upto 200psi.

    ideally id love to be able to get these to work with the fusion

    http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd124.htm
    that should already be usable with the fusion really, what I think would really be friggin awsome would be wireless tire preasure monitoring, but I'm sure that's no easy task...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    I still don't know what a 200amp sensor would be useful for??
    power your amp is drawing? which if that's the best way, id like to see that sensor as an option

    also how about a compass? i know they're fairly cheap and easy to integrate, i've used one on a robotics project
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    I second the compass idea. Definitely a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDog View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    I still don't know what a 200amp sensor would be useful for??
    Quote Originally Posted by red_parchel View Post
    power your amp is drawing? which if that's the best way, id like to see that sensor as an option
    the problem with that is an amp doesn't have a continuous steady draw, & will draw relative to what it puts out at the time, the meter will jump all over & the readings will be pretty useless for the most part unless theres some sort of smoothing algorithym made that averages, really I think a voltage reading for the heavy draw of a system is more useful data, althogh I guess peak readings may be at least somewhat useful...

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    Actually I was incorrect when posting about the 200A, it is actually 50A. Whoops...
    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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