Is Fusion Brain Right for Me?
This may get long winded so I'm going to have a short version and a long version for everybody. If you want to read the long version please read the short version as well as it gives some good info before I get long winded.
So basically this program has to read a bunch of inputs that would vary in resistance or voltage, then take those initial readings look as some form of a translation table to give a useable value, which would then in turn displays a value/moves a gauge needle. That sounds simple to me in theroy, and probably is easy to write for veteran programmers, but I would love some guidance on how to tackle this project.
Thinking about putting a car-puter in a Nissan 300zx TT, it is OBD I so I canít use some of the OBD II reader software that is Plug and Play. There is a fellow 300zx community member that is writing an app currently for ipod/ipad(that he will eventually port to android) that will take an Arduino Microcontroller read a bunch of sensors before they get to the ecu then create a digital dash board with gauges and bars. He has it set up right now where the Ardunio unit is wireless so he doesnít have to actually plug something to the ipod/ipad and he can navigate through all the gauges and even controller some relays to roll windows and unlock doors from the ipod/ipad. I would like to Write/Find a program that will accept various inputs from various sensors that can be translated into gauges with that ability to create my own gauge style and layout. I originally thought of wanting to go the route he did and create my own app to do the same thing but I thought, with my limited knowledge, that it would be easier to write something for a car-puter, and then if in the future I ever wanted to i could convert it to an app. I have taken a few basic C++ and I use VBA to write macros a lot at work, so I have a basic understanding of coding.
Is fusion brain too overpowered for what im wanting to do? Any help would be very nice.