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    I have had FreeDrive running in my car now for ages and also a raster based moving map app (OziExplorer). I have started my First RoadRunner skin and thought it was time to post the progress. I would be interested in your comments. I liked Meelobee’s button design but he never got back to me about his PSD’s so I started with a clean sheet

    My List of requirements in order of importance is:

    FreeDrive – for the city and country
    OziExplorer – for the bush and desert trips
    Record video – from my forward facing web cam, you get some interesting footage of those 4WD moments.
    Music – for those long trips
    Temperature – I have a fridge in the 4WD, can let the grog get hot
    Internet – mainly for fun and the following functions
    Traffic Cams – See how Congested the roads are on a long weekend
    Weather Info for fun
    Integrated Phone
    DVD played or TV– TV would be more useful that DVD

    I run FSGate to split the GPS signal between FreeDrive, OxiExplorer and Compass.exe

    The is the main screen Explorer is my 2nd GPS system not IE these screen shots are from my home PC replaying a NMEA file so the only thing that you don’t get is a Sat Count or Altitude.
    The slider on the left is just the Number of Sats the one the right is volume, not designed to be used as a slider only an indicator. For volume control I use the bottom row of buttons.

    The Black buttons and gray dash match my Discovery

    One toggle switch is for Day/Night the other turns off the compass and loads the temperature screen.
    I haven’t decided whether I will use all the LED’s but I want to use the new RR variables to set a Max and Min temperature for the fridge and see if I can light up a LED when the fridge goes above or below Max/min temp



    Night time



    The Temperature screen, Just Photoshop numbers for now



    Audio player


    Audio Browser



    Traffic Information the Auto Refresh runs a script to download the latest image every 2 min. The 6 traffic cams can be individual selected (green LED) and then only the selected ones flip through a slide show. All done with a Traffic.exe that I wrote and using RR custom Indicators. You can do a manual update if required



    Weather for today



    Weather outlook


  • #2
    Nice Skin and interface!

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    • #3
      damn you use my traffic cam idea. Too bad the traffic cams here change save names daily. Can you show me the link to the site you use to get them from?
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      • #4
        very nice..
        will this camera thing work with melbourne cams??
        more info on this please
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        • #5
          Originally posted by djmickyg
          very nice..
          will this camera thing work with melbourne cams??
          more info on this please
          Brisbane main roads have 5 traffic cams that are updated every 2 min, fortunately then file name stays the same so other web sites can refer to them. I also use one from a pub.

          This is the link to the index page

          http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/MRWE...s?OpenDocument

          I wrote an AutoIt script to do the following

          Read webcam name and url from a .ini file (so you can change cam names and URLs)

          Do an auto update of the images every 2min or a manual update triggered by the Auto/man buttons on my skin.

          Check the existence of a flag (.txt file in this case) and include only those cams in the slide show

          Position and run the slide show

          Check that rr.exe is running otherwise exit

          Also the green RR indicators that show which cams have been selected in the slide show are controlled with RR custom indicators based on the flag (.txt file) existence.

          I added a Web Cam name stripe to the bottom of the slide show so your description from the .ini file will show under each image as it cycles through the slide show.

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          • #6
            Any chance for a link to the skin? I am very impressed especially with the links to the traffic cams. Excellent work ashgrovered.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by meddler
              Any chance for a link to the skin? I am very impressed especially with the links to the traffic cams. Excellent work ashgrovered.
              I hadn’t planned to release the skin until it was completed; I still have to do the following:
              Skin for freedrive
              Embed and skin OziExplorer
              Work out how to get compass to start stop
              Order my temperature probe and get the min/max working
              Thinking about it I still have a long way to go

              Are you interested I the 4WD skin or just the scripts for the traffic stuff so you can use them in one of your skins

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              • #8
                Damn sweet mate. I see I still have a lot to learn. I'll be eagerly watching this thread. Off to bed now after a weekend of hooning around at the Digital-Car meet.
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                • #9
                  nice indeed

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ashgrovered
                    I hadnít planned to release the skin until it was completed;

                    Are you interested I the 4WD skin or just the scripts for the traffic stuff so you can use them in one of your skins
                    All of the above. I like the skin but it would also be interesting to see how all the scripting works as well
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                    • #11
                      I don’t want to release the skin until I have finished it, but I have zipped up the traffic skin and scripts so you can have a bit of a play.

                      Because some of the paths are hard coded in the autoscript files you will have to unzip the 4WD directory under C:\Program Files\Road Runner\SKINS (Iwill fix this later)

                      The source file for the autoit .exe are provided as well

                      The menu skin is just a 2 button skin one to call the traffic skin and the other to exit RR so you can have a play.

                      On the Traffic skin the auto refresh button starts the auto update from the web, I cant get the switch button command to then stop the auto update so after you start auto update it will continue to run just end the task.

                      If you have any suggestions on how to make it better I would be interested.

                      Because I am spending all my time working on the skin I don’t have time to do any instructions

                      EDIT: Link removed

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for that. Much appreciated. I look forward to the finished skin
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                        • #13
                          I have just done the FreeDrive screen and one menu, I might have to spend some time finding a good LCD font I am not really happy with the one I am using. Also I will probably change the fancy Menu font back to the Arial which is what I used on the first screens; I don’t want to have 2 different fonts.

                          Any comments…..
                          The FD screen


                          The FD Menu

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                          • #14
                            I see a few members have DL the traffic.zip
                            I worked out what the problem with starting and stopping auto update.

                            Have a look in Traffic.skin
                            Change both the 2 occurrences of SWITCHBUTTON;7

                            To SWITCHBUTTON;8

                            It is a shame it took this long only to find out I cant count.

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                            • #15
                              Oziexplorer

                              Has anyone solved the above issues with ozi?
                              Did you get it to embed properly?

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