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  • Buick Park Avenue 1997-2005 Ultra

    I just want to control all the electrics with the computer.

    Stage I
    laptop. I'm not very good at fabrication. Later I'll find someone to help me with a touch screen display.

    Stage II
    Fusion Brain
    A few relays for simple on/off things.
    Trunk lock
    gas cap lock
    door locks
    Rear Defrost
    Heated seats
    Interior lights

    Stage III
    ODB and GPS I plan on using something that I can just load on the computer and plug into the odb port.

    Stage IV
    Power windows
    Power Moonroof
    current sensing so I don't take anyones fingers off with the windows, detecting window is open or closed, detecting moonroof open, closed, or up.

    Stage V
    Rain sensing to shut the moon roof

    Stage VI
    8 way power memory seats
    Power memory mirrors

    Stage VII
    Servo controled dual temperature

    Parts List

    $1500.00 1997 240HP SuperCharged Buick Park Avenue Ultra from the charity lot.
    $1100.00 Taxes, Tires, and miscelaneous car repairs
    $1500.00 PC and display (Haven't clicked submit yet I hope I can get a nice one for 15bills)
    $.100.97 Fusion Brain with 4 relays and isolator board
    $.399.00 Laptop for prototyping controls
    $..69.99 Laptop Extended Warranty
    $.139.95 ElmScan 5 USB OBD-II by ScanTool
    $...0.00 Dash Command Lite Software
    $..23.20 Wiper motor from the u-pull lot. Now I can park my rain sensitive wipers.
    $5864.11

    If you look at the pictures you can see I have memory seats with exit button. I just have to put a relay across the button this will be very easy. I have a climate control system and some buttons on stearing wheel. There's a built in power amp in the trunk and it rocks ok. Sound system will be absolute last and I'll probably have to cousin to help.
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  • #2
    I'm starting at stage two with my prototyping laptop a fusion brain and the gas cap lock.

    I sure wish I could find a good example of interfacing the fusion brain with ride runner. I need to do momentary switches.

    edit I found out I'm doing a "Vote" switch.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by DANNYDOTNET View Post
      . . .I sure wish I could find a good example of interfacing the fusion brain with ride runner.
      Try doing a simpler search -- like "fusion roadrunner".

      I hate to steal Tidder's thunder here, but how 'bout some pics of the car and the dash?
      .
      If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

      2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
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      • #4
        Pictures coming good motivation...

        I can't find the picture upload button. The ultra reads 171k and its a winter beater.

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        Dan
        Good Luck
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DANNYDOTNET View Post
          I can't find the picture upload button.
          Uploading Pictures to MP3Car.com

          It's easy, it's pretty fast, and uploading -- instead of attaching -- keeps your pictures from getting lost or blocked. Size limits are 1524x1524 pixels, and no larger than 2MB per image.

          At the top of the MP3Car page, click on User CP in the toolbar, and then Upload an Image. You can do multiple images at a time. Once you get them uploaded, you'll be redirected to your images, or you can go to User CP in the toolbar, and then My Images. Copy the "BB Code with URL" into your worklog where you want your picture to appear.

          I usually work with two browser tabs open so I can go back and forth between the post and the pictures.

          I center the pictures. When applicable, I also include text to suggest the reader can enlarge the photo(s):

          Click image to enlarge.

          When I put pictures side-by-side, I leave two spaces between them, and I usually leave an open line above and below the pictures.
          .
          If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

          2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
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          • #6
            It's even easier than that. See that link for "Quick Upload" under the smilies when you go to post a message? Just click on it, browse to the image, click on "Host It" and there you go, the photo is added to your photo collection and a link is auto-inserted into the post.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rdholtz View Post
              Try doing a simpler search -- like "fusion roadrunner".

              I hate to steal Tidder's thunder here, but how 'bout some pics of the car and the dash?
              Thank you.
              I've found "FB RR" gave me really good results.
              Good Luck
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              • #8
                Thanks I've been looking for the "Ultra Advanced HTML Editor Button" I got three pics up there.
                Good Luck
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DANNYDOTNET View Post
                  . . . I've been looking for the "Ultra Advanced HTML Editor Button"
                  Yeah, I've been looking for that same button. All I can find is the "rustic editor" button.
                  .
                  If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

                  2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rdholtz View Post
                    Yeah, I've been looking for that same button. All I can find is the "rustic editor" button.
                    I just wanted to cut and paste html maybe put in some cool jquery or whatever into my posts. rustic or raw html please somebody show me the button.
                    Good Luck
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                    • #11
                      Received the fusion brain and I was able to turn one of the outputs on and off. whoo hooo and I also had limited success with the fusion brain editor.

                      Found this cool site to make buttons with.cooltext.com/Buttons actually it was in my favorites just wanted to share.

                      My screens not mounted in the dash but I do have a mount setup for it. Can't go without the radio now can I?

                      Short term todo:
                      1. Get a project enclosure for FB
                      2. Get a project enclosure for relays
                      3. Get a 12v power supply and test fb and relay.
                      4. Hook a relay across the gas cap button thought about doing the trunk button but that would suck if the trunk opened while I was driving down the road.
                      5. Take some more pictures everyone seems to like pictures.
                      Good Luck
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DANNYDOTNET View Post
                        . . . Short term todo:
                        1. Get a project enclosure for FB
                        2. Get a project enclosure for relays . . .
                        Check Mouser for project boxes. At this link, they show 6,481 types and sizes to choose from.
                        .
                        If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.

                        2006 Scion xB with in-dash Atom & Lilliput 889GL -- Worklog at http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...res-links.html
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the link. I was looking at a polycase sl-53 and its just like mouser I end up paying $7 in shipping for a $2 case. So tomorrow after work I'm stoping at radioshack to pick up one of their seven dollar cases I figure I'll save two dollars. Thanks again for the link.
                          Good Luck
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                          • #14
                            FB v4 enclosure $2.29 from radioshack

                            Originally posted by DANNYDOTNET View Post
                            Thanks for the link. I was looking at a polycase sl-53 and its just like mouser I end up paying $7 in shipping for a $2 case. So tomorrow after work I'm stoping at radioshack to pick up one of their seven dollar cases I figure I'll save two dollars. Thanks again for the link.
                            With some small modifications to the enclosure fb v4 fits perfectly in a $2.29 radioshack 270-1801 project enclosure



                            I just had to carve out all the insides with a Dremel carving bit. You don't need a Dremel I used a pwr drill. Cut holes in end for the usb port and external power. Cut a hole in the top for the outputs/Inputs



                            I did my cuts free hand tomorrow I'm going to use a router on another box but this one is perfect for the desk/bench.



                            Snap



                            Its driving three relays now. I'm seeing how hot it gets now a four hour test.

                            Update. The fb v4 case is working great. It doesn't get hot like a laptop brick but it gets hot.
                            Good Luck
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                            • #15
                              Nice I got my voompc-2 it looks like a high end power amp. It feels like a high end power amp. I'll have to mount it like a high end power amp.

                              also: I've got my fusion brain fb case done. I'll put pics up soon.

                              todo: get a mobo and os

                              Happy holidays....
                              Good Luck
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