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    I have to admit I donít know much about fusion brain. Today is the first time I have seen it. How I came across it was I was looking for gps/datalogger systems for my race car.

    The FB hardware seems like it really does have limitless potential. The systems that I am looking at are really quite simple. Combine accurate accelerometer and GPS data with a few sensors like RPM, temperature, etc and you have a very powerful tool for training and generally improving driver skill.

    Right now the most likely candidate is a product called Traqmate. The thing that sets this aside from many of the tools is the software that comes with it. It lets you analyze your braking/acceleration/line to help you get the best track time possible. The things I donít like about it is its quite limited to the number of sensors that can be hooked up and the software seems quite closed. The price tag doesnít help, but it is actually quite reasonable.

    I am looking to setup systems for 2 cars right now. If the FB software has tools like this, does anyone have screenshots of it? If not, is this something that others might be interested in? I am by no means a programmer, but I would not mind paying for developer time if someone thinks they can do it for a reasonable rate. Toaster, does this seem like something you might be interested in?

    Sparky

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    Originally posted by wondersparrow View Post
    I have to admit I donít know much about fusion brain. Today is the first time I have seen it. How I came across it was I was looking for gps/datalogger systems for my race car.

    The FB hardware seems like it really does have limitless potential. The systems that I am looking at are really quite simple. Combine accurate accelerometer and GPS data with a few sensors like RPM, temperature, etc and you have a very powerful tool for training and generally improving driver skill.

    Right now the most likely candidate is a product called Traqmate. The thing that sets this aside from many of the tools is the software that comes with it. It lets you analyze your braking/acceleration/line to help you get the best track time possible. The things I donít like about it is its quite limited to the number of sensors that can be hooked up and the software seems quite closed. The price tag doesnít help, but it is actually quite reasonable.

    I am looking to setup systems for 2 cars right now. If the FB software has tools like this, does anyone have screenshots of it? If not, is this something that others might be interested in? I am by no means a programmer, but I would not mind paying for developer time if someone thinks they can do it for a reasonable rate. Toaster, does this seem like something you might be interested in?

    Sparky
    Well MDX isnt exactly setup to do start and stop result tracking all in one.

    MDX can graph sensors in real time and log that information for display in Excel or something like that. Advanced calculations can be made on real time data and logged as well, but if you wanted to manipulate data over historical data, MDX cannot do that easily as of now.

    I do developement work, and since I develop for the FB already (obviously) I know I can make what you want, but just to let you know up-front custom software is not cheap.

    Hardware wise, it seems like a perfect application. If you want some custom software done, send us the details.
    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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      well lets talk scale....

      Everyone has a different meaning of expensive. So just to put things in scale, how far along would you guess, say $1500 would get us into integrating GPS and FB data and plotting them on graphs and maybe even a map (well GPS location, dont really need a map per-se). I don't care if I own the software, but thats about what I would be willing to contribute.

      Sparky

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wondersparrow View Post
        Everyone has a different meaning of expensive. So just to put things in scale, how far along would you guess, say $1500 would get us into integrating GPS and FB data and plotting them on graphs and maybe even a map (well GPS location, dont really need a map per-se). I don't care if I own the software, but thats about what I would be willing to contribute.

        Sparky
        Without knowing the full details of the application, a basic application that you describe would be in the $1500USD ballpark.

        And maps are copyrighted, so those are big bucks above and beyond if you want legalized maps. Only way around it is to use free maps which usually arent great, or a 3rd party app that you buy for less cost that has an API for a developer.

        Like I said, if you would like to discuss a full program or even chunks, or a customized version of MDX, send us an email at [email protected]
        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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