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    EXTREMELY noob question

    actually 2 of them.
    first, is is it possible to have FB use buttons? not steering wheel buttons or what not but just a plain button and when its pressed, notify the computer. if so how?

    and the next one..
    same thing with LEDs. is there a way for the FB to tell the compy when an external led had been turned on, maybe like a radar detector for ex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8rjess View Post
    actually 2 of them.
    first, is is it possible to have FB use buttons? not steering wheel buttons or what not but just a plain button and when its pressed, notify the computer. if so how?

    and the next one..
    same thing with LEDs. is there a way for the FB to tell the compy when an external led had been turned on, maybe like a radar detector for ex?
    FB can read in anything with a voltage. So yes on the button and yes on the LED.
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    hmm and how would i go about setting one of those up? would they be in the analog or digital?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8rjess View Post
    hmm and how would i go about setting one of those up? would they be in the analog or digital?
    Use a light sensor for the LED detection, and analog or digital ins for the buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8rjess View Post
    hmm and how would i go about setting one of those up? would they be in the analog or digital?
    digital = 1 or 0/ true or fase/5v or 0v
    analogue = anything so anything between 5v and 0v

    So all digital inputs can be used in an analogue input since both 5v and 0v are in the range of 0v to 5v.

    But analogue inputs cannot be used as digital since 3.14v is not 0v or 5v.

    So your led is either on or off. That means it can be used on digital.
    **EDIT** This is asuming you are soldering directly to the LED pads. If you cant solder or dont want to open it up, then use a light sensor.


    A button is pushed or not pushed, which means on or off, so can be used with digital too.

    So since they can both be used with digital inputs, they can both be used on analogue inputs.

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    so as far as the led goes, i cant actually like splice the LED and then hook it into the board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8rjess View Post
    so as far as the led goes, i cant actually like splice the LED and then hook it into the board?
    You could solder to the LED and run wires from the LED to the Brain, or you could just use a light sensor.

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    lol sorry, im just throwing ideas out.
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    don't be sorry, I'm just not sure what you mean by "splice the LED"

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    ah my bad. just instead of actually having to use a sensor to detect when the led is on, could you just somehow splice the + and - of the led into the FB? lol i did a quick paint drawing

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