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    Lets get brains!

    hey if the scarecrow could get a brain in oz why cant we linux guys do the same. One of the few things that the windows people have in their vehicles that we don't is the fusion brain. linux will recongnize it as a generic usb device so all we need to do is write something to work with it.

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    hell yeah I agree! I was master-debating the thought of switching to the tux and that was one of the reason why-not.

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    Im sure you guys would get a lot more sold if linux was available.

    for this obviously we are going to need an immense amount of coding. someone who knows the brain as much as you will definitely be a lot of help.

    i have only been wearing a tux for about a year and do not know all the in's and outs as an some do. We also need some guys that do.

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    I just received my FB yesterday and have been working on a library for it. Currently I have the ability to turn digital outputs on and off, working on reading input, I'll keep you all posted

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    No way! That is awesome! Sounds like youve made ahead start on the project!


    Is there anyway wecould get Linux discounts on brains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yam125 View Post
    No way! That is awesome! Sounds like youve made ahead start on the project!


    Is there anyway wecould get Linux discounts on brains?

    Just got analog input reading working. I'll be able to post the source code and a test program (at least for you Ubuntu users) later today, I want to add in some error checking. I used libusb-1.0 to talk to the FB, which greatly simplified the process. I've noticed that things like photosensors have a fairly high volatility in their voltage return, would it be beneficial to multi-sample the analog inputs and average them out from within the library you think?

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    I dont think it would effect performance for the worse. If it neccesarry to have the anolog averaging outside I don't think it would jar other Linux users. After all we have the tar ball.

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    I wrote the function so you can specify how many samples you want to average (1 to int32::max). I'm almost finished to a point where I can upload some code. Gimme like an hour or two. Fyi, to compile you're gonna need to get libusb1.0 from http://libusb.sourceforge.net and compile it yourself. Pretty much no distro's have 1.0, only 0.1 precompiled

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