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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal R. View Post
    Damn, I wish I could integrate my SmartTire monitoring system like that.
    Awesome. Just plain awesome.
    Does the one you have, have the option for the remote display? I think it was the 2nd gen of it that had this and the first had the lcd integrated. I wouldn't be surprised if it communicated with the lcd head via serial communication. I've been meaning to check it out forever but my money/time has been taken up elsewhere.

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    Check out this thread. Maybe ask pastypyro how he made out. It appears to use a serial comm chip for communicating with the display.

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    I would suggest to open a donation thread via paypal.
    An open source product is allways better .

    What do you think?

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    that bloody awesome, id love to get me some of them, they'd make tyre pressure monitoring and changing so much easier for 4x4 on sand drivin

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    Sooo cool Robby! Im seriously contemplating buying one of those same exact kits and putting it together, provided you would share your PIC and PC code =]

    I can only imagine how long it took to decipher the data stream...
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    yeah man, I've been trying to find that same kit in the us but haven't found anything like it, I don't know if the vendor you bought from will ship to the us, do you have any manufacture info or any other info of where I could find that same tpms setup?

    I think if you just build the interface & sell it a lot would want it, I would buy it for sure

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    Well, for the moment this is only a sort of prototype, however I'm open to anyone has the resources and the willing to invest in this in order to make it an end-user product.
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    Wow!

    This would be a smart addition to my car
    Would be a great help on Trackdays

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    as I see it, you've got a few options...

    1) release the code, allow others to build this as an open source project, problem there is not everyone could even do this, even with all the info provided, and surely someone else would build several of these & ultimatley sell them thereselves, so someone else is capitolizing off your work....

    2) the boards are simple enough & the components are pretty cheap, you could probably put a kit togeather for a few bucks each, then offer them for sale at a price that would make it worthwhile for you. you could lock down the pic code & anyone that wants this can just order it from you. it would be up to you how involved you wanted to be, weather you offer fully assembled kits, or just a few unassembled components & instructions... I'm sure you could duplicate the pic & board without any kind of significant investment..., the rest depends on how active you want to be with this...

    3)take on a partner that is already active in developing stuff.... & maybe either sell the idea to them, or earn a commision on each unit sold... or ??? the 2 most likely candidates that come to mind is mp3car themselves, or maybe nick & tim might want to integrate this with the fusion brain? (that would be awesome btw )

    4) I'm sure there are other options, but ANY option that will allow this to get out there & have many benifit from your awesome development would be a really cool thing... I've wanted tire pressure monitoring on my pc for a long time now, as I'm sure many many others would too,

    I guess you won't get rich on this without huge efforts on your part, I guess as a hobbiest you shouldn't expect to get rich on something like this anyway, but it would suck to see someone else make money on this without any kind of restitution to you either, whatever you decide, best of luck to you, & please, whatever way you decide to approach it, get this out there somehow.... we NEED this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby BMW View Post
    Well, for the moment this is only a sort of prototype, however I'm open to anyone has the resources and the willing to invest in this in order to make it an end-user product.
    well, i don't have the recources, neither have i maney to invest, but if there would be a complete end user product, i'll surely buy one

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