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Thread: *NEW* USB Input/Output Board -- Fusion Brain

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    @neil_ross I've had mine arrive in the UK (thanks 2k1Toaster and greenman100) the nasty people at parcelforce worldwide will charge you a further 8.00 admin fee and you will have to pay the VAT on the import (unless you are VAT reg'd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp3gtr View Post
    @neil_ross I've had mine arrive in the UK (thanks 2k1Toaster and greenman100) the nasty people at parcelforce worldwide will charge you a further 8.00 admin fee and you will have to pay the VAT on the import (unless you are VAT reg'd)

    cheers mate! the cheeky buggers!!

    im not gonna order mine untill i find a spec sheet for all my sensors on the car with out put values on etc.

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    This is def my next purchase for my car. I'm just a little intimidated considering I'm not an electrician or an engineer. Do you guys still have units in stock? Any new sensors coming out on the horizon that we should know about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kostyanj View Post
    This is def my next purchase for my car. I'm just a little intimidated considering I'm not an electrician or an engineer. Do you guys still have units in stock? Any new sensors coming out on the horizon that we should know about?
    we have about half our stock left (50 units).

    No new sensors on the horizon besides air pressure, 0-150PSI

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman100 View Post
    we have about half our stock left (50 units).

    No new sensors on the horizon besides air pressure, 0-150PSI
    will you be getting more when they go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil_ross View Post
    will you be getting more when they go?
    Indeed.

    And the air pressure is the most likely one that we will be getting. But we have some others being thought about.
    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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    i meant more brains! lol

    could the air pressure sensor measure vacume too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil_ross View Post
    i meant more brains! lol

    could the air pressure sensor measure vacume too?
    Yes we get more brains.

    on a side... We have all these smilies, and no :zombie: or anything.
    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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    This is a duplicate post from the skin designer thread that I thought lots of people might want to know about. Basically know for needles/guages you dont have to create a bazillion images at different rotations. Just 1 image and then specify the rotate perameters, and the program will rotate the image and stick it up. You would think that something as simple as rotating an image would be easier in such a high-level language, but as I found out tonight... IT IS NOT!

    So, EUREKA on the rotating images.

    It works. Of course only on my copy.

    But here are some screenshots to hold you over.

    Here is the main image that all the needles are rotated from:


    And then to answer the previous questions on PNG format, if you look at this picture, the checkerboard is "transparent" underneath it. Now you can see that some pixels have a semi-transparent property meaning you can see that checkerboard in varying amounts for different pixels. For instance outside of the main needle area it is all transparent. Inside the needle completely it is 0% transparent. However right on the edge, some are like 50% some are 60% some are 20% and so on. When that is placed over another image, it will blend what is beneath it into it making it look like it belongs. A gif image must be either 0% or 100% in transparency. So all those values inbetween could not be there and that creates akward little artifacts. Make sense now?


    Then the following images are of me manually adjusting the values to different formats. I just used whole numbers, but any decimal will work:









    The skin section for that is:
    Code:
      #ENABLEROTATEMAINS#true
      #ROTATESPINPOINT#153,153
      #ROTATELOWHIGH#0;5
      #ROTATEANGLES#20;300
      #ROTATESTEPS#360
    Where:
    #ENABLEROTATEMAINS# tells the program to rotate the image at #IMAGESTATIC#
    #ROTATESPINPOINT#153,153 where xxx,yyy are the coordinates to rotate around. For instance, the needle itself is 183px long. The circle bubble is 50px by 50px. I want the rotation to occur from the centre of that circle obviously, so 183-(50/2) = 153. And since I have positioned the needle in the centre of the entire 316px by 316px image, it will be symmetric so also 153 from the y direction.
    #ROTATELOWHIGH#x;y where x is the lowest value in the guage and y. So for a speedometer, x would be 0 and y would be the top speed, lets say 200. However for temperature, you might want the lower limit to be 100F and the upper limit to be like 300F. As of now though it cannot accept evaluated data, so you would need to convert 100F and 300F into their repsective voltage numbers such as 2.3 and 3.8 (example only, not actual).
    #ROTATEANGLES#20;300 The image will rotate clockwise. So with the picture I have, an angle of 0 is it pointing straight down, an angle of 90 is pointing to the left, an angle of 180 is pointing straight up, an angle of 270 is pointing to the right, and an angle of 360 will point straight down again. As of now there is no looping so any angle over 360 will always act as 360 so straight down. Also negatives are iffy. I havent tested thouroughly yet. Anyways, the 20 in the skin command means that the lowest angle you want is 20degrees clockwise or pointing down and left, and thehighest would be pointing down and to the right, just as a speedometer is. I have never seen a speedometer point vertically down before (without being busted!).
    #ROTATESTEPS#360 means that there is a resolution of 360. If that was 4 then the needle would only have 4 positions. If the resolution was 8 then only 8 positions. Obviously the more positions, the less jagged it looks. So the default is set to 360 which is 1 image per angle which is the maximum pretty much because it does integer math to prevent epileptic flashes like on the analogue graphs (I still dunno what to do about that).... You can make it like 10000, but that will just eat up cpu cycles and not look any better.


    So there you have it. Needles and any other rotation can now be done. Air pressure, fuel, rpm, anything just like a cluster guage. I will code this into the skin designer and then post both my new designer and main program.

    Any suggestions or comments?
    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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    Looks good, hopefully it's easy to implement in the skin. Definitely will be a useful feature to have.

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