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    Quote Originally Posted by SKiTLz View Post
    Im looking at using a Temperature controlled relay so my CarPC wont turn on unloess its between a certain temperature..

    Can this Input/Output board combined with the temperature probe abailable do what ths device can do.

    http://www.process-controls.com/ener...ture_relay.htm

    That looks perfect. But your board may work also im just not sure on the functionality.

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    This board is PC dependant. So the PC needs to be on the interpret the data. So it cannot be used to prevent the PC from turning on, but you could use it to prevent other things from turning on as long as the PC itself is on.
    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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    Damn Toast, that should be on the main page. It just summed up this entire thread into one post and convinced me on a sale. I'm picking this up as soon as I get the cash. Is anyone making a Roadrunner skin with this incorporated or do you have to exit Roadrunner to control this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    This board is PC dependant. So the PC needs to be on the interpret the data. So it cannot be used to prevent the PC from turning on, but you could use it to prevent other things from turning on as long as the PC itself is on.
    Yea makes sense.. I even knew it was PC dependant.. My bad.. Didn't think that through too well.. heh

    Well it will still work for my other things..

    Man my car is going to be a rolling electronics shop with all the wiring and PCB's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKiTLz View Post
    Yea makes sense.. I even knew it was PC dependant.. My bad.. Didn't think that through too well.. heh

    Well it will still work for my other things..
    The entire purpose of the software I have been working on is that it easily embeds into any frontend, and is completely skinnable.
    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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    haha quoted the wrong post. But thanks.
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    We got our supply of rotary and linear volume controls today, as well as our IR sensors.

    The linear volume control has an optional LED, in red or green.

    The IR sensor is good for 20-150cm.

    Any questions?

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    ok, I've been crazy busy lately, but here is my review of the fusion brain:

    when I first saw the concept of this project I thought it was pretty cool, I mean it seemed very versitile & I had a few things that I wanted to try to computer control, I thank both tim & nick for allowing me to be a beta tester for this product.

    one of the apealing things of the fusion brain was the fact that the control software was skinable & was designed to be easy to embead in any front end, this was good. I had envisioned setting up the brain to control the remote starting of my car as a pc controlled device, & being able to control windows opening & closing, sliding door opening & closing & a few other misc controls, the fusion brain performed as promised, & I was very pleased to see no eronious or spuratic outputs, weather the computer was on or off or inbetween, through repeated power ups & downs, the brain never sent any commands by accident, which was one of my first tests.

    there was a small issue of a voltage regulator that was spec'd a bit low, but that's what beta testing is for, & the issue is being resolved on the production of these units, other than that & the beta boards having an error mix of red & green leds, electrically everything was fine, the board worked as it should & I was happy with the hardware.

    now the software on this fusion brain is where it get's interesting, I mean the software was cool,yeah skinable, but pretty static & not highly customisable, but I had envisioned being able to skin this in a way that was very dynamic


    I wanted to be able to display an image of my vehicle, & have it show the status of each of the items it had control over, similar to the display console of the new S-class benz. To my surprise, amazement & delight, nick also saw the benifit of this dynamic approach to skinning & software interface, & actually rewrote the entire interface making the whole program simply amazing, theres support for animated gifs, he even added the abilty to integrate gauges & indicators by using many different images that you put in file, it changes images based on values from another port, no flash necissary, it may seem intimidating, but if you can maniulate images & follow simple examples you can bud a skin for this.


    you can build a page & have controls & readouts any way you'd like to display it, you can put a link to another page that you can also build as a sub menu/display, this is as versitile & customisable as it gets short of writing your own program!! the software for this fusion brain allows you to build your own graphic interface with no programming knowledge required! the latest addition now is voice control... if they had these fusion brains back when micheal was driving kit they wouldn't have had to make that whole thing fake


    It's hard to really explain how thrilled I am with the whole concept of this fusion brain, suffice to say when pre orders were announced I ordered a few more of these, the uses of this are as wild as your imagination, I want to use these at home, in the car, I guess by now you can guess that I'm going to give this a rock solid 5 stars.... I'd recommend this to anyone who has a carpc or any pc that wants to control external devices & read external sensors, & then design there own skin to really have there own totally custom interface.... It don't get better than this & to me, there just is no competition

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    ^^ Great review, makes me really glad I've pre-ordered already. And one a side note, do we get to pick which style volume control we get with the pre-order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezz64 View Post
    ^^ Great review, makes me really glad I've pre-ordered already. And one a side note, do we get to pick which style volume control we get with the pre-order?
    Default will be rotary, but if you want something different, email us.

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    Thanks for the review turbo!
    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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