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Thread: Computer to control Air Bag solenoids?

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    Maybe a fails safe could be wired in place?

    For instance, wire in a relay in line and if it senses a power loss on one of the PC power lines it switches, effectively stopping the bags in their place???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
    Maybe a fails safe could be wired in place?

    For instance, wire in a relay in line and if it senses a power loss on one of the PC power lines it switches, effectively stopping the bags in their place???
    Simplest fail safe would be a manual cut-off switch killing the whole relay board power feed. There would be no guarantee of other line states if the pc froze.
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    true....since I'm not into the whole air suspension thing, I'm probably not a good source....lol
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    Christ, this was a duplicate thread from a year ago. Kind of freaked me out....all the way down to when ppl thought post #1 was talking about steering wheel air bags. People thought the same thing in the other thread:

    Controlling Air Bags?

    I had to check the dates cause the threads seemed so alike. Odd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob View Post
    Christ, this was a duplicate thread from a year ago. Kind of freaked me out....all the way down to when ppl thought post #1 was talking about steering wheel air bags. People thought the same thing in the other thread:

    Controlling Air Bags?

    I had to check the dates cause the threads seemed so alike. Odd...


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    I recently decided to do my system and I was talking to a friend yesterday about it. I was telling him I wonder if I can control this with my PC. He told me that at a show he was at recently a guy was using bluetooth to control his I car. I know some of the new Audi's and BMW's have that option but I have no clue what car it was on. If that is the case that would still be pretty cool. He said the guy had all the pressure readings and stuff right on the phone...
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    Curry...I believe it was Connect2Car at HIN at Shea Stadium. There was a truck with everything electronically moving and a hydraulics car jumping from the cell phone. You can use the SoftDash software on a carpc to control your air-ride and ANY 12volt accessory with programable timers.

    http://connect2car.com/web/mfc/demo_videos.php

    http://connect2car.com/web/article.php?id=29

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    Do you really want windows to control your airbags when it can't even do a decent job on memory management?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster View Post
    Do you really want windows to control your airbags when it can't even do a decent job on memory management?

    Peace,

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    Or having to wait for the system to boot....

    I'd go for some kind of a mcu for this kinda a job.

    A Mcu would allow a much better control, and you could control the airbags, almost instantly. (Less than 1 second).

    MCU = Microprocessor. Such as a PIC, or a Basic Stamp. Stay away from "Basic Atom's".

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