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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    yes. that is the whole point of a resistance varying wire system...
    thanks for all your help. on the fusion 3-pin wire the red wire connects to the resistance varying wire. then there is two black wires left, to they both get grounded to the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman View Post
    thanks for all your help. on the fusion 3-pin wire the red wire connects to the resistance varying wire. then there is to black wires left, to they both get grounded to the car?


    NO! This will be really bad.


    Connect the outside wire (The one towards the edge of the board) to the resistance varying wire. Leave the other two disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman100 View Post
    NO! This will be really bad.


    Connect the outside wire (The one towards the edge of the board) to the resistance varying wire. Leave the other two disconnected.
    you mean the red wire, correct? also the 3 pin, when I hook it on the board, the red should line up in pin #1(near the top edged of board) and the other two black ones line up in pin#2 and 2 correct?
    what is the point of making it three pin if your only going to use one pin on the board? then next is I guess programing the buttons to do what I want them to do in streetdeck and wmp. I really just want to control vol up and down, next track, previous track and the mode button to use in streetdeck to give the voice activation feature without taking my hands off the wheel.in the streedeck gives you the option to change key controls to anything as long it on your keyboard. I hate hitting the space bar on the keyboard to activate voice commands that I want my pc to do. It would be best if I can just press mode button on the steering wheel, then speak. need steps to program it to do this. what fusion software version is the best to use for what Im needing the controls to do?also does the fusion program have to be running for the steeing wheel control to work when I listen to music and video in wmp and streetdeck? or do I have to run the program first, then open other programs to take effect? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman View Post
    you mean the red wire, correct? also the 3 pin, when I hook it on the board, the red should line up in pin #1(near the top edged of board) and the other two black ones line up in pin#2 and 2 correct?
    what is the point of making it three pin if your only going to use one pin on the board? then next is I guess programing the buttons to do what I want them to do in streetdeck and wmp. I really just want to control vol up and down, next track, previous track and the mode button to use in streetdeck to give the voice activation feature without taking my hands off the wheel.in the streedeck gives you the option to change key controls to anything as long it on your keyboard. I hate hitting the space bar on the keyboard to activate voice commands that I want my pc to do. It would be best if I can just press mode button on the steering wheel, then speak. need steps to program it to do this. what fusion software version is the best to use for what Im needing the controls to do?also does the fusion program have to be running for the steeing wheel control to work when I listen to music and video in wmp and streetdeck? or do I have to run the program first, then open other programs to take effect? thanks

    Red wire is +5v. You connect that to the wire, it will go boom.
    Middle black wire is ground. You connect it there nothing will happen or work.
    Outside black wire is the sensing wire. That is where you connect it.

    The reason for 3 wires is because all the sensors we sell need power and a ground and an output. That is 3 wires. If the sensor is externally powered (not from the FB) then you only need to connect the sense wire.

    As for control, you need to find out what kepresses do what. For instance while SD is active, what button on the keyboard does what you want. Also when WMP is active, what button does what. I am assuming that the volume up/down and next/previous can all be done in streetdeck, which would simplify things.
    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
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Red wire is +5v. You connect that to the wire, it will go boom.
    Middle black wire is ground. You connect it there nothing will happen or work.
    Outside black wire is the sensing wire. That is where you connect it.

    The reason for 3 wires is because all the sensors we sell need power and a ground and an output. That is 3 wires. If the sensor is externally powered (not from the FB) then you only need to connect the sense wire.

    As for control, you need to find out what kepresses do what. For instance while SD is active, what button on the keyboard does what you want. Also when WMP is active, what button does what. I am assuming that the volume up/down and next/previous can all be done in streetdeck, which would simplify things.
    so I dont connect the red wire to the resistance wire, its the outside black wire. the middle black wire gets grounded to the car? or just leave it unhooked? on the fusion board, does it hook up pin1 blk, pin2 blk and pin3 red? or pin-1 red, pin-2 blk, and pin-3 black. Im starting from the outer top of board. also about how to program this to work? how to program comands

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman View Post
    so I dont connect the red wire to the resistance wire, its the outside black wire. the middle black wire gets grounded to the car? or just leave it unhooked? on the fusion board, does it hook up pin1 blk, pin2 blk and pin3 red? or pin-1 red, pin-2 blk, and pin-3 black. Im starting from the outer top of board. also about how to program this to work? how to program comands
    I figured it out. just need a write up on the software part of it. How to make it all work with the program?

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    Well, official documentation is sparse. So working through it on the forum, with a combination of reading the threads in this forum and and asking questions. You're not going to find a complete doc that has all of your answers.

    For starters, what version of the software are you using?

    Have you looked at the skin files yet?

    Have you found some of the threads that provide guidance for how to skin this program?

    I'd love to help, as would the others, I'm sure. I know that I for one am pretty busy juggling among other things, writing my own skin. I've followed development of this from the start, and I like to think that I'm pretty current on the ins and outs of skinning.

    Being that the software is still under heavy development; official, complete 'end-user' documentation is spotty, and it's mostly found in about 4 to 5 threads in here. It will take some reading to get up to speed.

    If I could get you to read up on this, then we could work on answering specific questions. One thing to keep in mind as you read, is that the syntax in the skin document has gone through some changes since it's inception. It has gone from a very proprietary, but maybe easier to read .txt file to a more robust and less problematic .xml file, complete with all of the tags and hierchical outlining.

    Here's a thread that breaks down a lot of the skinning methods and syntax but it's made for the pre-xml skins.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/skin...-software.html
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/skin...og-inputs.html

    This is a point in the relatively long thread that has some info on skinning the old software:
    *NEW* USB Input/Output Board -- Fusion Brain
    But really, I recommend taking a week off of work (quoting a post in that thread) and getting to know things as they progressed.

    This thread explains the turn that the software took, somewhat:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fusi...-requests.html

    And this is the most current thread on development of the software:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/soft...ml#post1165262

    The skining methods have evolved some as things progressed, but many things have stayed the same. You're going to get many of the tools you need to figure things out in the above threads. From there, it would be more practical to ask questions on things you don't understand (like how to apply the psuedocode I have posted for you to the logic section of the new skin). More important than preserving my laziness is that you will have a good frame of reference, the answers provided will then make more sense. Don't take this the wrong way, I know how things can go, but it seems you could really benefit here from having a better frame of reference from which to ask questions and realize the answers when given. I'm sorry it's so complicated, they are still under heavy development, and don't have a pretty user manual available yet. But, I know both the creators and I are all eager to help.

    So, read up, and then ask away!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman View Post
    I figured it out. just need a write up on the software part of it. How to make it all work with the program?
    Basically what h3rk said.

    But if you are not yet tied to a specific version, I really really suggest using Uber Edition.

    It is not hard to program in Uber, I will give you some help if you need it either here, or in the Uber Thread. Or even a new thread since this is not really hardware related anymore.
    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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