Its not that hardOriginally Posted by Vinister
splendid. has anyone managed to get this fully working with old school analog controls? if so, mind taking a video of it in action (if possible)?
id definitely be interested in this. if anyone has ever seen the dash of a 96 windstar (check some of my previous posts), even with the headunit removed, there is no room to embed a screen in there. so basically the hvac system either needs moved or removed. needless to say, this would be PERFECT.
add support into centrafuse and it would be a godsend
i was just looking into that phidgets site and it looks like the perfect solution for this application. usb, up to 4 servo's on a single card (which should be enough for most systems. i know that the one that ive got has 4 controls and one is strictly for the rear seat fan), the servo's are powerful enough for all hvac systems (they should be anyhow. if not its gotta be a PITA to turn those things), and with the right setup, a servo can easily be used for those older hvac systems with sliding controls.
but the problem im seeing is the price. $60 USD for the interface? maybe if this was homebrewn (which i doubt, but feel free to prove me wrong) it would be justified. but in any case, does anyone know of a similar system thats cheaper? even if it was serial or parallel based, it would work.
That's a bargain for the quality and useability of phidgets.Originally Posted by Vchat20
My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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I second that!!!Originally Posted by frodobaggins
The quality is very good... I've tried some more serial interfaces.. The quality/size is definately different!!
I used the volt meter phidgets has and some relays and programming!!!Originally Posted by Cris
Originally Posted by DjBac
What was the purpose of the Relay board again? I know u said for extra grounding etc. but still not sure about the exact purpose. Sorry for the silly question but it's been 20 yrs plus since I dabbled with electronic circuit boards etc. Can you provide any more specific specs on the relay board ie; ratings etc.?
yeah. for example, alot of newer cars either the majority of the hvac controls are electronic, or all of the hvac controls are electronic. a relay board would work a hell of alot better in this case than a servo controller.