Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Controlling Emergency Lights from CarPC

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5

    Controlling Emergency Lights from CarPC

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on this. How could I go about controlling emergency blue strobe light from my carpc? Just a matter of turning it on and off, want to have one less box in the car. Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    421
    fusion brain will do.
    It might be too fancy for what you need though.
    dsatx in voompc 2 case <HERE>

  3. #3
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colorado, but Canadian!
    Posts
    10,049
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Luko View Post
    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on this. How could I go about controlling emergency blue strobe light from my carpc? Just a matter of turning it on and off, want to have one less box in the car. Thanks in advance!
    If you want to control it from the CarPC, the Fusion Brain will work.

    But you do know that it is illegal to have blue flashing lights on your car in both the US and Canada because police use that colour.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5
    In New Jersey, EMS and Fire Fighters (volunteers) are allowed to have blue emergency flashing lights on personal vehicles as long as you have a permit. Thanks guys!

  5. #5
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    13,950
    The legality of flashing lights varies from state to state.
    In Texas, you cannot have a red flashing light. In other states it's blue flashing lights.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  6. #6
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,619
    Bit of a minefield for those aliens with the flashing lights on their flying saucers, isn't it?

  7. #7
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colorado, but Canadian!
    Posts
    10,049
    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    The legality of flashing lights varies from state to state.
    In Texas, you cannot have a red flashing light. In other states it's blue flashing lights.
    Wasn't aware of that, but just trying to cover our butts. Dont want to tell someone to use the product for something illegal.

    I thought that blue was the default emergency light? Never seen red before, but I am red/green colour blind anyways!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

Similar Threads

  1. How does this look? Building my first CarPC...
    By ThePistonDoctor in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-07-2008, 01:10 AM
  2. CarPC Gets BLACKOUT! when monitor is connected!
    By Sympotonic in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-08-2005, 04:30 PM
  3. Illegal Lighting?
    By lgbr in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 04-03-2004, 02:26 AM
  4. Controlling Lights with the PC
    By Cryogen-x in forum Input Devices
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 06:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •