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    **NEW** Control Anything, Anywhere, Anytime w/ the FUSION BRAIN and Da Interwebz

    That's right! You can now hook your Fusion Brain up to an internet connected PC (dial-up, phone tethering, cable, dsl, fiber optic, whatever) and control it anywhere in the world! There will be basic mobile support in the future, but currently any broswer that supports javascript will work.

    The webpage never needs to "refresh" to update. It is all ajax run so it is seamless.

    How it works is everytime you start MDX, if you web control enabled, it will send a little message to our servers (99.9% uptime) along with a security verification. When or if you login somehow with a user name and password as shown below (different from your store login and can be registered for freely as shown below #2) it will look up the data the program has sent in. If there is a brain connected (or even being simulated in a Virtual Debug Brain) it will show you the basic control as in picture #3.

    As you can see from image #3, it shows you who you are, the last time your software phoned home with useful data, the remaining time until it tries to ping your software for an update, the time between these pings, configuration options to halt the updates, update now, or change the interval it updates. The interval that it tries to ping the computer for an update is user configurable and is stored permanently in a database. Switch computers, or even different sessions, you can change this to whatever and it will "stick".

    And the main objective on the right is the remote brain complete with the id you gave it in your configuration file, the ports you have configured in your configuration file complete with their ids and the values registered as of the last update. In the picture below, this was for testing, so I was not very creative with my names.

    It also shows all variables and their ids and values. So your analogue input may be 3v, but it is more useful to know that it is 80 degrees instead since you have a temp sensor installed there, which is what it does.

    If you click update now, (image #4) it will tell you it sent a message and at what time. If the last update time/date does not change, it is because no update was received. Either the program has been shut down remotely, connection dropped, or something. It will not falsely say "updated" when it has not been. So message sent, but nothing new received until it says so (which it always has in my tests).

    Image #5 shows how to control the outputs. Click the buttons to turn them on or off, and you will be greeted by the magic status images. The bar uptop shows that there is a pending command. Meaning you want something to be different than it is. Every update it will send what you want it to be and will continue to do so until what you want to happen, happens. Then the individual circular images show each output that will be updating with the command. Every update it will send out the command to turn those on or off. Note it does not automatically send an update to the program. Just click Update Now after toggling what you want to toggle, or wait until the next scheduled automatic update (which would happen in 18 seconds in Image #5).

    Image #6, you can see the magic images are gone, and the actual Fusion Control Centre MDX program has registered the commands and completed them, and sent back its new status which is registered on the webpage you can see as well.

    Also you can turn the automatic updating off all-together as in Image #7.

    And finally in the last image, you logout when done as always. Settings and previous states are stored in the database for the next time you login.








    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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    now that is impressive! I can see it now driving down the street while my son's at home clickin buttons on the mouse and makin my windows and sunroof open and close!
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    Awesome! I like this. I have a WM6 phone, I'll try it out (borth ie and opera). This is... I've been waiting for this for a long time.

    By chance, will the future hold a skinable interface?? will variables be controllable? Please don't take those questions the wrong way. I'm super ecstatic about this the way it is.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    now that is impressive! I can see it now driving down the street while my son's at home clickin buttons on the mouse and makin my windows and sunroof open and close!
    Yeah, maybe something where MDX running knows to reject external commands at specified times.

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    You have to login first, so dont let anyone else know your password!

    As of now it is not skinnable at all. Maybe in the future, but there is more functionality to add rather than form at the moment.
    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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    So... where and when can we download this bad boy
    and the wizard too?

    ohh and your web site needs an update in the software area.
    says full d/l is 105Mb and its closer to 275mb for the full package.

    great work tho on this. looks like you have just made this usable by the masses, now with a easy to use UI you will find all sorts of people using them.

    2 i can think of... tv game shows, buzzer buttons expensive to set up to trigger an event to happen. and security alarms. their custom modules that interface with a pc are over priced. and essentially just measure resistance and volts anyway.

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    Ok link: http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/tcp/login.php

    You can sign up for a remote account there if you want. I am uploading the new software now. Should be ready to download in 5 hours or so.

    Full Install is being updated and also a small update will be registering with the auto updater hopefully once the new master file gets uploaded.
    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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    I've been trying to register to sign in for a remote account, I tried to sign in with a 4 letter user name, and an alphanumeric password of a length and complexity sufficient to satisfy typical security requirements.

    When I click the register, or next, button (can't remember what it says), the screen refreshes, clearing my entries. I took this as an indicator that my user name was too short, or my password was insufficient, so I increased the length of my username a couple of times with the same results (and yes I was on the register page and not the sign-in page).

    I then tried to sign in, thinking that maybe my login was accepted and the page just had a funny way of telling me so, but there was no prize in that box.

    So maybe I am not meeting some requirements with my choices of user name and password. Would you let me know what those requirements are so that I can meet them?

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    Is this on a mobile or a full desktop?
    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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    it's on a HP Desktop (not mine, I'll try at home soon with my others), running IE6 on XP pro.

    Also tried my mobile HTC running WM6.

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    It worked for me, only by using firefox.

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