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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Have you tried this yet, and if so is this what you were hoping for?

    I am thinking that I may be able to make the log file more eye-appealing or perhaps more features if somebody would like that?
    It actually will work perfectly. I downloaded and installed quick 'n easy ftp server (free edition) and had someone connect to my ftp server and had them simulate what I would be trying to do and it worked without error. I will be able to set it up like a bookmark on the end users web browswer and just have the end user connect to the internet and click on the bookmark which will take them into the ftp server. It's simple and that's what I'm after .

    As far as looks go, all it would really NEED would be a timestamp, temp, and which sensor it is referring to. We'll probably have 3 or 4 thermometers so I'm not sure if we'll have 3 or 4 separate log files or if we'll have them all in one log file somehow. Another thing I'd want to control is the rate at which these log files are created. One per day, one per week, month year, ect just for organizational sake. The other issue is how to make the log file in the first place but I'm assumign once I get my hardware and software that will become obvious (my order is waiting on relays to ship ).

    Of course if you can make everythign look prettier somehow I'm sure the end user woudln't have a problem with that. The more I think about things I'd almost like to use the fusion brain to almost function as somewhat of a command center. Like one web app that could have a bunch of different features integraded into it. One tab could be what the thermometers are hooked up to, another tab could be to control all the lights, and another could flip a valve or something I don't know. The goal would be able to do all of the things the end user would otherwize have to get out of their chair to check on . All of these could be done remotely of course, being able to turn the heat on at home before you go into work would be fantastic.

    This is all just me spitting out whatever comes to mind, the main thing I want to be able to do is juts get the log file no matter how its formatted or hwo long it is or whatever. As long as the person I'm setting this up for can check their tempuraters on their kilns so they don't have to drive all the way to the actual site and check them I'm happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty562 View Post
    I have another question. I would like to take the temperature readings I get from the fusion brain and post them to the internet. My uncle has a saw mill and he likes to know the temperature of his one piece of equipment and being able to access it from home would be amazing. If I could take fusion brain and put the information it provides on the net that would be fantastic. Is this easily done?
    I am actually taking this idea and flying with it. I have spent the better half of tonight and thismorning designing the interface almost completely, now I just need to code it in.

    I am redoing the way the device logs info, and your input would be apreciated here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/soft...ml#post1113500
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    This thing is fantastic, I'll be getting one for my car in the next month or two. And sometime after that possibly 2 more for my house.
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    Okay, I'm ready to install the brain in my car. The first task I'm going to handle is my steering wheel controls. My model (4th gen Camaro) is 1-wire resistive. I have a diagram of the pins.


    C3 - White 10-pin connector
    11 - GRAY - (Convertible) amplifier sensor
    12 - not used
    13 - not used
    14 - DARK BLUE - steering wheel controls input
    15 - not used
    16 - DARK GREEN w/WHITE - (Camaro) vehicle speed sensor input for automatic volume
    17 - LIGHT BLUE - right rear speaker negative
    18 - DARK BLUE - right rear speaker positive
    19 - YELLOW - left rear speaker negative
    20 - BROWN - left rear speaker positive

    *Note* That info came from ls1tech.com I don't take any credit for it .

    So I have one wire (wire 14 on the diagram) that inputs all of my information from my steering wheel. I have two issues.

    1. How do I physically hook that wire up to the analog pins of the brain?
    2. Once it is hooked up, what do I have to set in the software to make it convert the resistances to roadrunner commands?

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    First you need to find the maximum resistance. Push each button and monitor the values. The highest value will determine the size of the second resistor you need to make a voltage divider.
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    Okay, I finally got a chance to get the values. I got out my multimeter and I set it to 200 V~ because that was the only one that gave me numbers that looked right. Hopefully these numbers are the correct ones.

    Another thing I noticed was that the number seemed to go up from the moment I pressed it until the time I held it for a second or two. I'm not sure if my multimeter just isn't fast enough or if there is a difference from pressing the button and actually holding the button.

    Anyway, these are the numbers I got when I held them till they stopped changing.

    preset .5
    am/fm 1.3
    seek dwn 2.1
    seek up 2.9
    mute 3.8
    play 4.6
    vol dwn 5.5
    vol up 6.5

    This means my highest value is 6.5. Thanks for working with me, I'm really excited about this. It looks like you helped Voltan through this process as well. I'm going to use the new version of the software that uses the xml file. It looks like I should be able to modify his code with my numbers. He's using centrafuse, but I'm using roadrunner.

    I noticed through the thread the most complicated thing was the voltage divider. It looks like I just need to put the correct resistors in the correct place and it should spit out values that are under 5v which the brain can accept. Does that sound right?

    I'll go get the resistors tonight if I know what to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty562 View Post
    Okay, I finally got a chance to get the values. I got out my multimeter and I set it to 200 V~ because that was the only one that gave me numbers that looked right. Hopefully these numbers are the correct ones.

    Another thing I noticed was that the number seemed to go up from the moment I pressed it until the time I held it for a second or two. I'm not sure if my multimeter just isn't fast enough or if there is a difference from pressing the button and actually holding the button.

    Anyway, these are the numbers I got when I held them till they stopped changing.

    preset .5
    am/fm 1.3
    seek dwn 2.1
    seek up 2.9
    mute 3.8
    play 4.6
    vol dwn 5.5
    vol up 6.5

    This means my highest value is 6.5. Thanks for working with me, I'm really excited about this. It looks like you helped Voltan through this process as well. I'm going to use the new version of the software that uses the xml file. It looks like I should be able to modify his code with my numbers. He's using centrafuse, but I'm using roadrunner.

    I noticed through the thread the most complicated thing was the voltage divider. It looks like I just need to put the correct resistors in the correct place and it should spit out values that are under 5v which the brain can accept. Does that sound right?

    I'll go get the resistors tonight if I know what to get.

    20v would be better, if your meter has such a setting. We need the most specific values possible.

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    My options are 600 V~, 200 V~
    20M Ω, 200k Ω, 20k Ω, 2000 Ω, 200 Ω

    On the other side of V~ there is V--- the -'s are a solid line with dots under them. These values are 600 V---, 200 V---, 20 V---, 2000m V---, 200m V---.

    20 V--- looks closet to what you suggested so I got the values from that:

    preset .40
    am/fm .79
    seek dwn 1.19
    seek up 1.58
    mute 1.97
    play 2.36
    vol dwn 2.76
    vol up 3.22

    They're a bit different O.o

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    V~ is AC voltage. You want DC voltage, which should be a V with a solid bar to the side and a dashed bar above the solid one.

    For kicks, can you measure the resistance?
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    The results for the V dash are:
    preset .40
    am/fm .79
    seek dwn 1.19
    seek up 1.58
    mute 1.97
    play 2.36
    vol dwn 2.76
    vol up 3.22

    Which setting should I test at for the resistance test?

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