Page 1 of 10 12345678910 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 92

Thread: Fusion Brain Reloaded

  1. #1
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221

    Fusion Brain Reloaded

    We have finished the design of the next Fusion Brain.



    Improvements over old brain:

    • 16 Digital Outputs
    • 13 Analog Inputs
    • Selectable Power Source (USB or 12vDC Jack)
    • 30% smaller form factor (70mm X 45mm)
    • I2C Bus Port for the addition of Character LCDs, more inputs, more outputs, and user accessible EEPROM
    • Better power filtering and protection
    • Ability to update firmware via USB
    • Ability to update firmware via ICSP header in event of bootloader corruption
    • Improved signal routing for analog inputs


    We just finished the design, now we need to spend a week or so inspecting it for flaws. If anyone is looking for feature we haven't implemented, now is the time to ask.

    Additionally, we are taking suggestions for the name of the new board. So far, all we have is "Fusion Brain Reloaded".

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Philly
    Posts
    157
    I'd be interested on getting one, 16 outputs would work perfect for me.....

    interesting.....

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate quantum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    372
    Hey greenman,

    Cool, Fusionbrain 2.0!

    Quick question, how easy will it be to utilize character LCDs, and what else would be needed...software and programming? Sorry, that's just one area I know nothing, zero, nada about, but always wanted to use.

    Thanks!

  4. #4
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Hey greenman,

    Cool, Fusionbrain 2.0!

    Quick question, how easy will it be to utilize character LCDs, and what else would be needed...software and programming? Sorry, that's just one area I know nothing, zero, nada about, but always wanted to use.

    Thanks!
    The idea is that we will have something somewhat similar to the skin designer, but for Character LCDs. It would only have Text labels and Text values. It would store the configuration to the PIC's EEPROM.

    Does that help?

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    221
    lol mine has sat here in my room for months now, awaiting my ride back from the paint shop, and it looks like it will still sit here, i want the new one!! i can use both can i not?

    you guys really need to release a final software for the moment and documentation so evryone can get on the same page? and plenty o examples for simpletons like me lol

    Also with this LCD screen, can u plug in numeric pads? is it the same sort of deal? i think a numeric pad being able to be plugged in to it, to password the whole PC would be cool...

  6. #6
    cheap custom title JC-S60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ghent - Belgium
    Posts
    1,863
    Quote Originally Posted by greenman100 View Post
    The idea is that we will have something somewhat similar to the skin designer, but for Character LCDs. It would only have Text labels and Text values. It would store the configuration to the PIC's EEPROM.

    Does that help?
    Would this mean that it can run stand-alone? Just using the lcd as output and some digital ins as input?

    Or is that a bit much to ask

    Anyway, great work you guys, I'll be interested in carrying this as soon as our office problems are over

    Joachim

  7. #7
    It ain't easy being a green moderator meddler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Steps out the front of Henson's workshop or Sydney
    Posts
    2,783
    damn! now you tell us. I just bought a fusion brain 1.0
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

  8. #8
    Mo' Programming Mo' Problems
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Sonicxtacy02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,173
    Blog Entries
    53
    guns reload .. brains evolve. Fusion Brain: Evovled!
    mp3Car.com Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
    Find my plugins on the MP3Car App Store!
    Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook
    Live mp3Car Facebook Chat

  9. #9
    Raw Wave lostreception's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    1,806
    when i saw v1.0 go on sale i knew you had something up your sleeves glad i waited sounds awesome either way
    .______
    | '_ |__\___
    [(o)|___(o)] XB
    ._________
    | I__I I_I|_\__I
    [(o)______(o)]b VanPimpin'

    LostReceptions Apps D/L Here

    GPSGasoline- Rewriting

    Draw- SkribblePad for Touchscreens

    iGQwerty-iG3.0 Qwerty Keyboard

    CarPCNetwork

  10. #10
    Fusion Brain Creator
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by JC-S60 View Post
    Would this mean that it can run stand-alone? Just using the lcd as output and some digital ins as input?

    Or is that a bit much to ask

    Anyway, great work you guys, I'll be interested in carrying this as soon as our office problems are over

    Joachim
    Yes, that is the idea.

    I may not be able to finish the firmware by the time the boards are ready (you know, with graduating and all) but with the ability to upgrade over USB, that won't be an issue.

Page 1 of 10 12345678910 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. *NEW* USB Input/Output Board -- Fusion Brain
    By 2k1Toaster in forum Fusion Brain
    Replies: 1123
    Last Post: 02-22-2010, 03:33 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-22-2008, 09:02 AM
  3. New Fusion Brain, other hardware
    By greenman100 in forum Fusion Brain
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-17-2008, 09:15 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-22-2007, 09:40 PM
  5. Fusion Brain Integration
    By michael2 in forum RR Plugins
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-22-2007, 12:59 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •