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    I think maybe I have A.D.D or maybe I'm just bipolar, I have no clue. I was watching a commercial for the Lexus LFA and they show how when it starts, those cool digital gauges come up and start reconfiguring themselves. I thought, [email protected] is that cool, I gotta have that on my truck. I said earlier in my build I would never mess with the main workings of my car, but the idea is just too cool to pass up. I happen to have 2 Lilliput screens laying around so I thought, maybe I can use those. Because I know that this shouldnt be to graphics intensive, I was thinking of using a USB VGA card. What else would I need to get everything going? Would it all be done through OBD2, like all the warning lights and stuff? What software would I use, and has anyone come up with something that has transistions like the Lexus LFA?

    Here is the commercial if you havent seen it.



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    Damm, in 10 minutes that car was driven 4 miles in the video!

    looks like a obd + fusion type of hack ...

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    • #3
      I know that when I use OBD2 with CF, almost all the commands pop up on the interface. Well the ones like speed, tach, oil, and power. I am not sure about the other stuff because it was rarely used.

      Does dash command have the ability to have the same type of display.
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      • #4
        Damn!! Thats cool!
        Go ahead push my "why?" button. I dare you. whyagent.com
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        • #5
          Wow that looks pretty sick! Good luck finding pre-made software to do that!!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Slingshot View Post
            Damn!! Thats cool!
            Isnt it? I know alot of other cars are doing this too, but this one is hands down the best looking.

            Originally posted by colin View Post
            Wow that looks pretty sick! Good luck finding pre-made software to do that!!
            i did notice this...... All the warning lights are not digital. Only the stuff needed for driving. So that may make it a little easier. You dont think dashcommand can do something similar?
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            • #7
              Saw this car on TopGear. Interface looked really cool, but I don't see that being anything less than a giant hassle to write, unless you're great with Flash. :v

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
                Thanx for the MOD that fixed my link to show the youtube video correctly!

                Well I thought I had to before I made the following comment


                Originally posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
                How hard is it?

                That's far too personal a question to be answered on an open forum.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
                  that's far too personal a question to be answered on an open forum.
                  for THAT car.. it's pretty self-explanatory.

                  She sounds so sick she just might resonate your eyeballs into mush, then you don't need gauges. You'd need a C-N-I dog

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
                    That's far too personal a question to be answered on an open forum.
                    Well if you give me the password to the adult forum section, I can ask you there, lol.

                    Originally posted by Sleepyz0mby View Post
                    for THAT car.. it's pretty self-explanatory.

                    She sounds so sick she just might resonate your eyeballs into mush, then you don't need gauges. You'd need a C-N-I dog

                    LOL...... I want to do something so bad now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was looking at my dash and I see that it will fit a 7 inch in there. On the sides I can put the warning lights (my car has alot of them) on one side, then on the other I can add a few more warning lights and also intergrate my seperate back up system display into the dash.
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                    • #11
                      Man that would be sick. I hope you're good with flash!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by colin View Post
                        Man that would be sick. I hope you're good with flash!
                        Im good with flash, but not good with flash. I use a program called Swish Max to do all my flash design. I know it does have scripting capabiliities but I do not know if it is the same as flash's scripting. I really want to do this. I am going to see if I can buy a used gauge cluster and start playing with it.

                        I also remembered that I have an over head display that shows Distance Till Empty, MPG, and bunch of other stuff. Would be cool to get that into the cluster also, but I think the OBD2 spits that info out anyways so I can add it to the screen.

                        This [email protected] Lexus commercial has made me rethink my whole dash setup. This means even more work! I think this project is going to happen after I get the Car PC working.
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                        • #13
                          I was just thinking of something as I was driving. How would I share the OBD2 device? Basically CF3 will be using it and dash command will be using it. Unless I can skin the OBD2 plugin that CF uses. That would make things easier.
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                          • #14
                            i think you can buy a "Y" obd2 cable but i think you would need two scan tool but i'm not sure and i maybe totally out of track here
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
                              Well if you give me the password to the adult forum section, I can ask you there, lol.
                              Really? It's "adult" <-- no quotes.
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