View Poll Results: Which module would you want the most?

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  • Make an LCD screen module.

    0 0%
  • Make a BLUETOOTH module.

    1 6.67%
  • Make a REMOTE CONTROL module.

    1 6.67%
  • Make a VOLUME KNOB module.

    6 40.00%
  • Make some SENSORS (voltage, current, light, etc.).

    5 33.33%
  • I've got a better idea - check my post below!

    2 13.33%
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Thread: Which sensor/module would you want the most?

  1. #21
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    why not find the present gear using current speed and rpms? reading those two inputs to the dash you could not only find the current gear but also gear ratios (which should be easy enough to find online), and with some data logging it is also possible to diagnose trans/converter issues maybe before hand...


    just a thought...

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    Mod - iPad Forums RipplingHurst's Avatar
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    That would be an interesting exercise, but I'm not sure it would work. Take those values from OBD, do the math and display the results. However, each gear works for a wide range of rpms, and this would not take acceleration into account. For instance @ 35mph and 1800 rpm the Sequoia could be slowing to an eventual stop in 5th or 6th gear or accelerating hard in 1st gear, so you'd have to take into account the acceleration inclination too. That is possible because of the wide range of torque available, that allows a big engine to work at such low speed/rpms in high gear. The Civic Sized, 414HP/400ftLb IS-F with 8 gears is even worse, you can launch the car in 3rd...and it can pull from 8th gear in manual mode from idle at 35mph no problem.

    So I don't know, maybe this can work, just not sure.

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    That sounds like a more realistic idea. While it would be possible to get gear information, I doubt it would have a high user-base and therefore wouldnt be worth the money to produce. It'd be better off grabbing RPM and speed through OBD.

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    Mod - iPad Forums RipplingHurst's Avatar
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    Of course, I was just answering the OP.

    Just saying there's a (small) market out there for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    Of course, I was just answering the OP.

    Just saying there's a (small) market out there for that.
    Well, if you find a sensor or wire that you can tap into, I will make sure that the Qube has the necessary firmware to convert the readings for ya
    How's that for support!

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    seems like there are a whole bucket load things that we could do IF we could get our hands on it...

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    Great!

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    Sourced some voltage, current, and temperature sensors today!

    What other sensors do you guys want?

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    looks like you are making great progress colin!
    I voted bt assuming you can send command over bt. that'll be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky View Post
    looks like you are making great progress colin!
    I voted bt assuming you can send command over bt. that'll be awesome!
    If you check out my blog, I actually made a bluetooth module already! I haven't manufactured it since there doesn't seem to be a ton of interest quite yet... but it does work and I'm pretty excited about it I just need to lay down a protocol for it... I already have it all thought out but it isn't really implemented in the firmware design yet.

    I should probably start working on that!

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