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    Help getting started please :)

    Good morning all,

    I've got an FB v6 and have downloaded FuseGL from the FB site. Whenever I connect a temp sensor I get either -20.531 or -16.707 but nothing else. I have followed Grrrmachine's guide. It isn't that cold in my house so I know I'm doing something wrong. Ain0 is closest to the USB port isn't it, thus meaning Ain14 is furthest away? (although I put temp sensors on both anyway!)

    Any pointers? Any other guides/docs?

    I'm keen to get playing but have falling at the very first hurdle! I have some other projects that involve voltage monitoring which I would love to get sorted (accelerometer and steering angle sensor) too, so this isn't the best start.....

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    Dave
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    Any guides or documentation available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    Good morning all,

    I've got an FB v6 and have downloaded FuseGL from the FB site. Whenever I connect a temp sensor I get either -20.531 or -16.707 but nothing else. I have followed Grrrmachine's guide. It isn't that cold in my house so I know I'm doing something wrong. Ain0 is closest to the USB port isn't it, thus meaning Ain14 is furthest away? (although I put temp sensors on both anyway!)

    Any pointers? Any other guides/docs?

    I'm keen to get playing but have falling at the very first hurdle! I have some other projects that involve voltage monitoring which I would love to get sorted (accelerometer and steering angle sensor) too, so this isn't the best start.....

    Regards,
    Dave
    Yes, AIN0 is the closest to the USB port.

    Quickest debug I can think of, have you been plugging it into the same port? FuseGL remembers what port you configure things to. What does the text file in the "FB Details" folder look like?
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    Thanks for the reply. I know the FB has real potential for me, I just need to get my head around it ....

    I'm using the same port each time. I have a thermometer sensor on Ain0 and Ain14 and the sensor are -20.531 and -16.707 (or thereabouts) degrees centigrade.

    I have simply downloaded FuseGL and not added any variables or such like.....

    The text file in "FB Details" simply says:

    0|\\?\usb#vid_04d8&pid_fb60&mi_01#7&2ef8c1dc&0&000 1#{6813545a-53bc-4e52-a63f-77e5af150654}

    Cheers ,
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    Does the text file highlight an obvious problem I can rectify? And is there any documentation to help me?

    Thanks in advance ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I know the FB has real potential for me, I just need to get my head around it ....

    I'm using the same port each time. I have a thermometer sensor on Ain0 and Ain14 and the sensor are -20.531 and -16.707 (or thereabouts) degrees centigrade.
    Just a quick stupid question, but are you sure the red wire goes to the "+" marks on the analogue inputs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    I have simply downloaded FuseGL and not added any variables or such like.....
    Can you add a generic voltage sensor and see what it looks like? If you add a voltage sensor for all ports, or even temp for all ports, do they all show the wrong value, or does one pop up correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    The text file in "FB Details" simply says:

    0|\\?\usb#vid_04d8&pid_fb60&mi_01#7&2ef8c1dc&0&000 1#{6813545a-53bc-4e52-a63f-77e5af150654}

    Cheers ,
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    That's good. It means there is only 1 instance so you are using the same physical USB port each time.
    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
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    Nice one Nick . I set all analogue inputs in FuseGL as temp sensors as moved the temp sensor along one at a time to find that Ain0 (no change as stayed at -20.531) and Ain14 (change to -16.707). It appears that Ain0 and Ain14 unserviceable for whatever reason but I still have 13 analogue inputs to work with .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    Nice one Nick . I set all analogue inputs in FuseGL as temp sensors as moved the temp sensor along one at a time to find that Ain0 (no change as stayed at -20.531) and Ain14 (change to -16.707). It appears that Ain0 and Ain14 unserviceable for whatever reason but I still have 13 analogue inputs to work with .

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    If you just purchased it from me or MP3Car.com, we can swap it out if it has a bad port Dead On Arrival.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    If you just purchased it from me or MP3Car.com, we can swap it out if it has a bad port Dead On Arrival.
    It was bought from Grrrmachine on http://www.mp3car.com/classifieds/15...gps-mouse.html thread. Do you think it's worth re-installing the firmware?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave One View Post
    It was bought from Grrrmachine on http://www.mp3car.com/classifieds/15...gps-mouse.html thread. Do you think it's worth re-installing the firmware?

    Cheers,
    Dave
    If everything is working except 2 ports, that sounds like a hardware problem not a firmware problem. Reinstalling the firmware doesn't hurt, but probably won't help.
    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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