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    I would like to tap my garage door opener into my fusion brain. question i have with that is what kind of relay do i need? or mabye what i need in general. what i mean is, with a general on/off switch the relay sends a constant voltage signal to keep something on. but with the garage door opener it just needs it for a second. how would i go about doing that. thanks

    sorry for the horrible explanation. i dont know to many technical terms. thanks again

  • #2
    Just use a regular relay, and tell the fusion brain to pulse the output for a certain numbr of milliseconds

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    • #3
      thanks very much!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by greenman100 View Post
        Just use a regular relay, and tell the fusion brain to pulse the output for a certain numbr of milliseconds
        Exactly.

        This is what I will be doing myself soon. I hope you have seen the remote control part of the program so you can open it from anywhere in the world.
        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
          Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
          Exactly.

          This is what I will be doing myself soon. I hope you have seen the remote control part of the program so you can open it from anywhere in the world.
          Actually I just orderd the fusion brain and am inpationtly waiting for its arrival. I read alot about it but have not ran into anything about the remote control part. thats excelent!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by djurchicprelude View Post
            Actually I just orderd the fusion brain and am inpationtly waiting for its arrival. I read alot about it but have not ran into anything about the remote control part. thats excelent!!!
            Here is a link for the remote control information: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/soft...interwebz.html
            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 greenman100 View Post
              Just use a regular relay, and tell the fusion brain to pulse the output for a certain numbr of milliseconds
              Hey I wanted to come back to this now since I got my FB working in my car and am loving it. How would I go about "pulsing the output for a certain numbr of milliseconds " for the fusion brain? and also it will still work with the road runner and RRfusion correct? thanks!

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              • #8
                Ive searched through the configurator and cant find anything on pulsing???

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                • #9
                  i'm pointing Nick to this thread

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by djurchicprelude View Post
                    Ive searched through the configurator and cant find anything on pulsing???
                    To pulse you need to make some logic. First a button that changes a variable to true or to 1 or something other than false or 0 (or something you determine to mean off) as well as turn on the output.

                    The logic then will monitor that variable that was changed to lets say 1. If that variable is 1, then another variable will be incremented. If that variable is 0, then the counting variable is 0.

                    Another piece of logic that will now monitor this count variable. If the variable is over X where X is a number like 10, then turn the output off.

                    So that 100 number is how long the digital ouput is on for. If the output timer is set to fire every 100ms (0.1s), then it takes 10 counts before the digital output turns off, and therefore (100ms per logic iteration) x (10 logic iterations) = 0.1 * 10 = 1 second pulse.

                    Adjust the numbers for different values. If you change the timer to fire every 50ms still counting to 10, then it would only pulse for 0.5 seconds. Or Change the count to 42 and with the 100ms timer would be 42 * 0.1s = 4.2 seconds.
                    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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