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    Real gauges to gauges on the screen?

    Hi to everyone!
    After a lot of reading in the this useful forum, it is the time to write my first post.
    I have an idea for a Chevrolet 1976. The in-dash gauges which are really analog need to be replaced with the carputer's display. However I don't want to lose them, so my idea is to make them the same, but on the screen and to be "alive" . The place is in the middle of the dash, between the front seats. They are 5 how I said only analog, driven by voltage . What I know is that I need first 5 ADC with an external controller which communicates with the carputer's motherboard ( for example via COM port). After that I need an application for Windows that should "see" the data from the external controller and to make the gauges working according to the data. The idea is when the car starts, to start the screen and the application, which will simulate the real dash and gauges.
    Is it possible to be created a plug-in for Centrafuse for this purpose? I will take a picture of the dash with good resolution and good quality , so that the application will look like the real dash.
    Give me an advice! I officialy apologize about my english !
    Best regards!

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    Sounds like a good application for the fusionbrain.

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    So the fusionbrain will do a good job for this purpose? I couldn't understand the real usage of Fusionbrain. Can anyone explain to me about it?
    Thank you!

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    The Fusion Brain is just the the in/output board of choice for many people on this forum. There are many other options, but the Fusion Brain is probably the best supported on this forum.

    If you are running any type of ECU or fuel injection setup then you may be able to pull the gauge values from that. The other option is to use an Arduino and build a dedicated setup for the gauges, something like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKf61...eature=related
    Enter the LOTUS...
    (more info here)


    Pre-build thread


    Planning: ::::::::::::
    Parts: ::::::::::::
    Build: ::::::::::::
    Test: ::::::::::::
    Install: ::::::::::::

    Oh, yeah, and build the car... ::::::::::::

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    It is what I understood : The FusionBrain is created to provide analog inputs and outputs. So my idea is to connect the gauges' cables to the fusionbrain and via usb the values will be able to be displayed. However I want to use a picture of the dash and make it moving .
    If I use The FusionBrain can I use centrafuse and make centrafuse show The FusionBrain values?

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    I don't know a lot about CF but I think you will need to make (or have one made) a plugin to do that, I would post in the CF forums to get help with that. There are some other programs out there that you might also be able to adapt for your use, like dash command.
    Enter the LOTUS...
    (more info here)


    Pre-build thread


    Planning: ::::::::::::
    Parts: ::::::::::::
    Build: ::::::::::::
    Test: ::::::::::::
    Install: ::::::::::::

    Oh, yeah, and build the car... ::::::::::::

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