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Thread: ** NEW ** Fusion Control Centre's Fusion Volume Knob!

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    ** NEW ** Fusion Control Centre's Fusion Volume Knob!

    Something new again!

    It is the Fusion Volume Knob, and it is pictured below. This little device looks simple and is extremely simple to use.

    Installation Instructions:

    1) Open box
    2) Plug in to PC
    3) Turn Knob to control system volume, Push knob down to toggle mute

    There are no drivers needed. It uses built in system level drivers for Windows (Everything from 98 to Win8), MacOSX (should be all "X" versions), and Linux (pretty much every flavour).

    Some Features:

    • Infinite Turn Knob
    • Detents to give "feel" of knob
    • Push button knob for mute control
    • 3 Colour RGB shaft. LEDs can make the shaft any colour you want
    • Simple USB powered, USB communication, 1 connector device
    • No Drivers Needed
    • Small Footprint with 4 mounting holes
    • True Volume Control because of the infinite spin. It will never get out of sync with the computer





    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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    Many questions. How is the LED color controlled, I don't see any switches on the PCB, is it controlled with the jumpers? How big is the shaft ( diameter and length ), how far dose it protrude from the PCB? cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyRacer0013 View Post
    How is the LED color controlled, I don't see any switches on the PCB, is it controlled with the jumpers?
    It is controlled via software. Currently it is volatile, but I am making it store the last programmed colour to non-volatile memory (NVM) so that after you program it, it stays that colour forever until changed again.

    How big is the shaft ( diameter and length )
    The glowy bit is 14mm tall and 6mm wide. It is made for standard knobs, that's why it has that shape. It is 18mm from the base of the econder to the top of the shaft. So if mounting it behind something, you probably have 18mm of shaft to work with to stick through to the other side.

    [quote]how far dose it protrude from the PCB?

    26mm from the top of the PCB to the top of the shaft. Less than 5mm from the same top of the PCB to the highest bottom mounted component (including PCB thickness itself). USB connector is on the bottom, that's the limiting factor.

    cost?
    Unknown. Probably $15USD +/- $3USD. It may come in cheaper around $12 depending on many manufacturability factors. On the other end, it is very highly unlikely to be more than $18.
    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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    hmmm, I wonder If I can tear apart my Griffin PM and put it inside. I love the look and feel of the PM, but the drivers are horrible little creatures that don't play well with windows8.
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    Great job again Toaster

    2 Questions, can we re assign the button push so say long push is mute and short push cycles through things like say bass, treble, fade etc?

    The other is if we set a colour that matches our dash lights, how hard would it be to make it dim with the rest of the dash?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch4x4 View Post
    Great job again Toaster

    2 Questions, can we re assign the button push so say long push is mute and short push cycles through things like say bass, treble, fade etc?

    The other is if we set a colour that matches our dash lights, how hard would it be to make it dim with the rest of the dash?

    Cheers
    Thanks,

    Currently, no reassigning! This is because to make it a "volume knob" it cannot send normal keystrokes like "a", "b", "c" and so on. Windows is very very specific about this. However, I did have this in testing doing just characters while getting the hardware up and running. So I could make a "-1" part that doesn't do volume but does 3 assignable keys. RR and CF are good about mapping characters to functions, and with a little software magic any app can. The hardware is identical, so that firmware decision can be made later.

    To make it dim... That would be pretty difficult. I can see what I can do about allowing dimmability. Also I am thinking I might make it a little bigger to add some buttons to control the lights instead of software. That way it keeps it simple. Thoughts?
    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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    Cool,

    I think I like the software version better as it does give so many more options. It also means that you don't have to pull it out to play with it and I am assuming less hardware means cheaper which is always important on something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    To make it dim... That would be pretty difficult. I can see what I can do about allowing dimmability. Also I am thinking I might make it a little bigger to add some buttons to control the lights instead of software. That way it keeps it simple. Thoughts?
    I think it would be much simpler to use buttons or dip switches than create a program that dose nothing but change the color of a LED. Then it could also be wired into the car to change color with the rest of the interior lights ( if one so desired ). How bright is it when mounted with an knob on it though?

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    Well you would need a knob with semi transparent bits I guess and the transperancy would control how bright it is..

    That would be my only other suggestion would be making it so the lights could be used to light up a ring around the knob rather than the knob itself..
    Like this:

    That would be my main interest is getting it to match in with the rest of my dash OEM style

    Cheers

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    Cool

    Looks fantastic! Can't tell you how long I've been looking for something like this.

    Stick with the software control I say. Any idea how soon it will be available?
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