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    Couple questions about the possibilities of the fustion brain, and also some praise

    I've been reading what I could find about the fusion brain but I haven't seen many real world examples of what this thing can actally do. I know it takes in analog and digital inputs and outputs them. To me that means I can take the tempurature outside and make it show up on my screen in my computer. I'm looking for real world applications that this unit could provide me.

    Question 1:
    Right now I have a stock monsoon amp in my 01 Camaro and it somewhat forced me into keeping my stock head unit in the car which I'd rather not do. I'll still manually turn ony my laptop though, even though it could be automated .

    What I'm curious about is if I could buy an after market amp and replace it with my stock amp and then use the FB to turn on the amp once Windows is loaded. If I could do this I could ditch my head unit all together .

    Question 2:
    I'd like to have my music turn up and down as I accelerate and decelerate. I like to have my music at a certain volume at all times and where I live there are a bunch of small towns so my speed is constantly fluctuating anywhere between 0 and 60 mph. If I could have the FB change the folume every 5 or 10 mph that would be fantastic since I woudn't constantly be fumbling with my volume controls (even though they are on my steering wheel )

    Question 3:
    I read this in another thread but I'm not sure if I understood it correctly. My car has physical knobs form y climate control. One of them controls the fan speed and the other controls hot vs. cold. Could I somehow rig the FB to automatically try and achive a specific tempurature I set? Lets say 70 degrees?

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    I'm 99% sure it can do this but I'll ask anyway. Can the FB lock my doors when I go above 5 mph and unlock them when my ignition is turned off? (Not 0 because I don't want the thing locking and unlocking every time I hit a stop sign.)

    My 5th question was if the FB could take my 1 wire frequency sensing steering wheel control cable and convert that into commands which someone said it could in another post. That's fantastic and I've love to learn how to do it.

    All in all I'm really excited about the fusion brain. From what I've gathered this is an amazing piece of hardware with incredible potential. Once some howto's start to come out and I feel comforatable I could hook this thing up on my own I would be very eager to buy one. I consider myself a complete newb when it comes to this item and I suppose my outlook on this item is the same as many others who won't post. I think my issue right now is how I hook up the sensors and how I get that information into a skin.

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    #1: Yes. And since the outputs wont turn on until windows is loaded, 100% anti-thump proof.

    #2: That would be easiest achieved through the "speedvol" settings in RoadRunner. Uses GPS. With the brain, it can be done for sure, but you would need a speed sensor such as on your wheels. So you can do it 2 ways.

    #3: Yes

    #4: Again, you would need a speed sensor. But yes very doable.

    #5: Are you sure it is 1-wire frequency, or is it 1-wire resistive? Either can be done, but require completely different methods to hook it up.
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    I'm sorry, you are correct about the resistive aspect. I couldn't remember what it was called and that was the closest thing that came to mind. Your answers are simply fantastic. I was thinking for number two the FB could monitor my spedometer maybe?

    Either way thanks for the information. My last question would be when and where the information on how to do all of this will be available.

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    For #2, yes you could monitor the speedometer, you would just have to find a way to tap that wire. If so then yes.

    And I am working as fast as I can, and I have about half of the skin designer tutorial up to show you how to setup the software side. Hardware will come after that.
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    Thanks for all your hard work. Even when you were completely swamped you had time to answer my questions .

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty562 View Post
    Thanks for all your hard work. Even when you were completely swamped you had time to answer my questions .
    No problem.

    I am pretty swamped now to "Vista"-ing the software... It sucks.

    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?
    Possible yes. To make it just available online, easy. Set the folder where the log file exports to in a public folder and use some free software such as Apache Server. Set the "htdocs" folder of Apache (the web server root) to the log file, and then you can just navigate to and download the log file.

    To make it look pretty, it will be a bit harder... You would have to program something to use the upcoming COM object... It would be easy for a web designer, hard for someone who has never programmed, (html or otherwise).
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    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    No problem.

    I am pretty swamped now to "Vista"-ing the software... It sucks.
    That sounds like alot of tedious work... I wish I knew more programing as I would love to help.

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    Possible yes. To make it just available online, easy. Set the folder where the log file exports to in a public folder and use some free software such as Apache Server. Set the "htdocs" folder of Apache (the web server root) to the log file, and then you can just navigate to and download the log file.

    To make it look pretty, it will be a bit harder... You would have to program something to use the upcoming COM object... It would be easy for a web designer, hard for someone who has never programmed, (html or otherwise).
    I didn't think of that. That would actually work perfectly. They would be checking it from a dial-up connection so a low bandwidth solution would be perfect. You can't get much more dial-up friendly than a log file .

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    you guys are amazing, never cease to genuinely amaze me evrytime i check these posts, and the hard work getting put into this, seriously top notch...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty562 View Post
    I didn't think of that. That would actually work perfectly. They would be checking it from a dial-up connection so a low bandwidth solution would be perfect. You can't get much more dial-up friendly than a log file .
    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?
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
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    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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