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    Where do I even start??

    I got the Fusion Brain v6. I am trying to use this to control the HVAC in my car. I know I will use relays and the outputs to turn on and off the blower motor speed etc. But I don't know where to even begin programming. I am not a programmer, so this will be a VERY large learning curve I'm sure. so I appologize in advance for my novice questions and comments.

    Where do I even begin. I insalled a trial version of Microsoft Visual 2012 thinking I would need it to program with, but wasn't sure. the program that I downloaded from FusionBrain seems very rudementary and not many options (but me saying that is probably mostly a slam to myself for not knowing what the heck I'm doing).

    If anyone is willing to give me some guidence that would be appreciated. like I said, I'm not a programmer, so code etc doesn't mean much to me right now without an explanation of what its telling the brain (the Fusion brain not mine) to do.

    I did search, but a lot of what I have found doesn't make much sense yet. I will keep perusing, because I know this has been done before...

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    OMG I figured it out! I was looking at it all wrong. I used FuseGL to create my buttons, on/off etc. then I am using Visual Studio Express (however notepad works too I hear, but I like Visual studio because it shows you errors before you save) to edit from there.

    for example, I want an image for a background... I add that code using Visual Studio. I will be looking into more advanced functions with buttons here, but for now at least I'm moving. I found the below thread helpful for making edits to my program.
    http://www.mp3car.com/fb-skins/15361...of-fusegl.html

    Basically, create the basics in FuseGL, then use Visual Studio to edit the .XML file located in the FuseGL folder (FuseGL\Config\UserGUIConfig.xml)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnston View Post
    I got the Fusion Brain v6. I am trying to use this to control the HVAC in my car. I know I will use relays and the outputs to turn on and off the blower motor speed etc. But I don't know where to even begin programming. I am not a programmer, so this will be a VERY large learning curve I'm sure. so I appologize in advance for my novice questions and comments.

    Where do I even begin. I insalled a trial version of Microsoft Visual 2012 thinking I would need it to program with, but wasn't sure. the program that I downloaded from FusionBrain seems very rudementary and not many options (but me saying that is probably mostly a slam to myself for not knowing what the heck I'm doing).

    If anyone is willing to give me some guidence that would be appreciated. like I said, I'm not a programmer, so code etc doesn't mean much to me right now without an explanation of what its telling the brain (the Fusion brain not mine) to do.

    I did search, but a lot of what I have found doesn't make much sense yet. I will keep perusing, because I know this has been done before...
    The software comes pre-configured with a small (extremely small) subset of things that can be accomplished with FuseGL. The backbone can do literally anything C# can do, which is everything a PC can do. And if you tie in C++ dll's and C dll's you can reference almost any piece of code written for a computer ever. So the power is there, but it is not even a fraction of a percent exposed through examples as you are finding out.

    You might want to look here: http://www.mp3car.com/fb-skins/15361...-new-post.html

    It has a couple quick things.

    Because there is so much to explain I generally approach this question with a "what do you want to do" question and give an answer rather then accept your "what can be done" and provide an answer that would use up all the server space available.
    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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    Are you using an Atom processor for the brain or something x86 derived?

    Curious since C# requires you to either use .NET with a MS OS or mono with Linux.

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    I'm running a 32 bit version of Windows 7 starter. Yes, it is the Atom.

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    I posted a few questions in the tutorials section.

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    Anyone know where I can get a list of xml commands to use for the fusionGL? My latest road block is... Can't figure out how to make the fan speed buttons 1 on at a time. Don't know if I code that in xml or c# or what to do...

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    I will try to have a response for you tonight.
    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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    OH, thanks! that would be really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnston View Post
    Anyone know where I can get a list of xml commands to use for the fusionGL? My latest road block is... Can't figure out how to make the fan speed buttons 1 on at a time. Don't know if I code that in xml or c# or what to do...
    Take a look at this: http://www.mp3car.com/fusion-brain/1...ml#post1483646
    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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