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    TY, so instead of using a phidget, you could use a fusion brain instead?

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    well i can but I didn't play with their API yet.
    but I say dont expact me to do that very quick. I'm ussually slow on switching technologies around
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    I was just thinking it through, I never worked with a phidget or a fusion brain yet, but I have a fusion brain I was going to tinker with soon.

    I have read alot of the info and examples on the forums, but I just need to work with something in real-time vs. reading to learn better (learn by doing).

    That's why I figured if I can use your concept to play with, I can carry it further down the learning curve. You have a phidget there in the pic, yes?

    There is software needed too, yes?

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    yes you need my custom software. on pix is phydget 8/8/8
    i can get access to fusion brain... i'll think about writing another app for FB too.

    by the way, looked at your bezzle. how much did it cost you to pain texture over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    "items"? um phydgets controller - LCD and I/O , radioshack buttons, some old box

    software i wrote myself in VB.net
    hey did you have to program that LCD ?
    I bought one for a transmission controller read-out and it just shows defaut screen.

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    LindyM, I'm having trouble getting what you are saying.
    Yes you need a program for LCD to output text. If you need one i can post it here. A bit later... i'm working on some extra LCD things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    "items"? um phydgets controller - LCD and I/O , radioshack buttons, some old box

    software i wrote myself in VB.net
    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    LindyM, I'm having trouble getting what you are saying.
    Yes you need a program for LCD to output text. If you need one i can post it here. A bit later... i'm working on some extra LCD things.
    I have a transmission controller added in my car. it has serial port. The makers of this unit say you can connect a 2x16 lcd screen and it will display basic transmission information. So I bout this one from silicon craft. but it only display the default screen from the factory. I was told I have to program it.




    was wondering if someone on here can program it

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    Bezel was about $225 to get done by Phoenix Imaging

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    LindyM, forst your LCD is not serial but rather paralel. Second it will only output whatever you will input in it. I dont undertand waht you men by saind transmission controll... do you refer to actuall car transmission or you using that word to refere to Input / Output controller?

    quantum, damn thats expnsive for me just to do a paint job
    But in your case you have so much space for buttons. In my car it so tight, no free space at all, thats what you get in sports cars ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    LindyM, forst your LCD is not serial but rather paralel. Second it will only output whatever you will input in it. I dont undertand waht you men by saind transmission controll... do you refer to actuall car transmission or you using that word to refere to Input / Output controller?

    quantum, damn thats expnsive for me just to do a paint job
    But in your case you have so much space for buttons. In my car it so tight, no free space at all, thats what you get in sports cars ...
    I have a high performance automatic transmission that requires a controller to shift. that controller unit has a serial port to make adjustments and display vital information thru an lcd.
    The LCD I bought is show the default screen and needs to be programed I guess.

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