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    May be a stupid question but what does the FB output on it's digital outputs? What kind of current/voltage?

    Is it enough to use a remote wire without a relay?

  • #2
    Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
    May be a stupid question but what does the FB output on it's digital outputs? What kind of current/voltage?

    Is it enough to use a remote wire without a relay?
    The FB is switched ground. The constant + pins are the same voltage as what you put into it. So if you are powering it directly off of the car, you will get 12v-14v on the digital output pins. Each channel is capable of up to 500mA.
    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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    • #3
      Cheers..

      For the sake of not starting another new thread.. Where are people getting this Virtual Brain software I keep seeing screen shots of? I haven't kept up on the new V4 or new features as mine is a good couple of years old.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
        Cheers..

        For the sake of not starting another new thread.. Where are people getting this Virtual Brain software I keep seeing screen shots of? I haven't kept up on the new V4 or new features as mine is a good couple of years old.
        The Virtual Brain is built into MDX.

        If you use the configurator, you can select the debug options and enable a virtual brain. Then save that file in your MDX directory, and next time you start MDX, you will get another window with a virtual brain.
        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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        • #5
          Great. I found it..

          And one more question. For controlling a relay off the FB I could run one pin of a digital output in one side of the relay then back into the FB correct?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
            Great. I found it..

            And one more question. For controlling a relay off the FB I could run one pin of a digital output in one side of the relay then back into the FB correct?
            On the coil side yes. The relays we sell already have the pin connector on them so all you do is plug it in and go.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
              On the coil side yes. The relays we sell already have the pin connector on them so all you do is plug it in and go.
              Yea the ones you have would be great. Shame about the 2 week wait being in Canada. I'll have to hack something up myself. Not sure where to even get those header connectors.

              I'm going to check my FB tonight when i get home. If it's older than a V3 I'll probably just order one of the new V4's. I had so much trouble trying to get my steering wheel controls working I may as well start with the latest hardware with all the refinement done.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
                Yea the ones you have would be great. Shame about the 2 week wait being in Canada. I'll have to hack something up myself. Not sure where to even get those header connectors.

                I'm going to check my FB tonight when i get home. If it's older than a V3 I'll probably just order one of the new V4's. I had so much trouble trying to get my steering wheel controls working I may as well start with the latest hardware with all the refinement done.
                The only ones we sold en masse were the V3 and now the V4.

                V1 died at the factory with a power to ground short.
                V2 was for beta testers only.
                V3 is the blue on we sold for few years.
                V4 is the newest (as of 21/05/09) that we sell.

                So I am pretty sure you have a V3.

                For the steering wheel controls have you followed the tutorial in the documentation section?
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                  The only ones we sold en masse were the V3 and now the V4.

                  V1 died at the factory with a power to ground short.
                  V2 was for beta testers only.
                  V3 is the blue on we sold for few years.
                  V4 is the newest (as of 21/05/09) that we sell.

                  So I am pretty sure you have a V3.

                  For the steering wheel controls have you followed the tutorial in the documentation section?
                  I have but it was when MDX was brand spanken new still in BETA and I gave up. Haven't revisited it. Till tonight.

                  Ok so yea I would have a V3 then. So the conversion table for the outputs still applies too me.

                  Unrelated. Have you thought about making MDX run as a service? For those that just use the logic/functions side and not the GUI?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
                    I have but it was when MDX was brand spanken new still in BETA and I gave up. Haven't revisited it. Till tonight.

                    Ok so yea I would have a V3 then. So the conversion table for the outputs still applies too me.

                    Unrelated. Have you thought about making MDX run as a service? For those that just use the logic/functions side and not the GUI?
                    You can already have it not appear at all and just run in the system tray. Not a service, but it never shows up so essentially it is one.

                    And I would wait about an hour, then download the MDX install package. I am uploading new ones right at this moment. The exe is currently fully uploaded if you want to download that, the zip should finish in 20mins and the rar in another 20 or so after that.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Perfect. Won't be home for a few hours anyways...

                      As far as having MDX start up in the tray. I've never been able to get that to work. I believe it is RunInSystemTray="True" and MinimizeToSystemTray="True".

                      Everytime I've tried that I still get a window set to whatever size pixels I specify with just a solid colour.

                      EDIT: To clarify it will minimze to the systray. Just won't open in there from the start.

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                      • #12
                        That is it, but considering you still had a beta version of MDX, features were added along the way. So just adding that code means nothing if the version of MDX you had couldnt do anything about it.

                        Out of curiosity what version is your exe? (Should tell you if you mouse over the exe).
                        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

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                          That is it, but considering you still had a beta version of MDX, features were added along the way. So just adding that code means nothing if the version of MDX you had couldnt do anything about it.

                          Out of curiosity what version is your exe? (Should tell you if you mouse over the exe).
                          The version I'm testing with right now at the office is pretty new.. And i'm revisting the start minimized and haven't been able to get it. I added a background image thinking it needed something before it would listen. Tried 1 instead of true. Few things and no dice.

                          My EXE is 5.0.0.96

                          EDIT: Always too quick to post. Unless MDX won't start minimized without the brain connected. That would make sense.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
                            Perfect. Won't be home for a few hours anyways...

                            As far as having MDX start up in the tray. I've never been able to get that to work. I believe it is RunInSystemTray="True" and MinimizeToSystemTray="True".

                            Everytime I've tried that I still get a window set to whatever size pixels I specify with just a solid colour.

                            EDIT: To clarify it will minimze to the systray. Just won't open in there from the start.
                            I got the same thing for whatever reason. I did get it to run in the systray by putting the shortcut in the startup folder in the start menu and selecting Run "Minimized" on the shortcut properties.

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                            • #15
                              For some reason anytime i click Debug options my Configurator crashes.

                              I'm on the latest MDX. Tried with my config loaded and with no config. Error details if they help.

                              Code:
                              AppName: fcc uber mdx configurator.exe      AppVer: 1.0.0.262     AppStamp:49aca9c1
                              ModName: kernel32.dll      ModVer: 5.1.2600.5781      ModStamp:49c4f482
                              fDebug: 0       Offset: 00012afb

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