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    Cabin Control v1.0 - Phidget Interface

    Hello gang,

    I wrote some software for my car project called Cabin Control and what it basically does is interface to a Phidgets 8/8/8 Interface board to control temperature inside of my computer case. For example, I have a temperature sensor in the cabin area of my car and one inside my case. Based on the temperatures inside the case and outside, my software will control two DC fans to blow air out of the case or blow air inside the case. I.e. if its summer it will most likely exhaust the air, in the winter it will mostly take the air from the cabin as it warms up.

    I also use it to monitor the voltage of the battery and I have a dual axis accelerometer to monitor tilt. This is more of an experimental/info gathering then for practical use, but I thought I would see if people are interested in it. I've basically custom built it for my own use but I could make it more generic, skinnable and configurable from a ini file if some people wanted it.
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    thats pretty slick
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    Thanks! There are a ton of potentially cool things you could use phidgets for in a car project. Especially the relay board. I basically want to be able to troubleshoot/have proper info if/when something happens. I.e. low voltage, extreme cold, extreme heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Aero
    Thanks! There are a ton of potentially cool things you could use phidgets for in a car project. Especially the relay board. I basically want to be able to troubleshoot/have proper info if/when something happens. I.e. low voltage, extreme cold, extreme heat.
    Keep up the good work. Those phidgets seem to be very versatile, lots of different applications for it.
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    In the end, I don't see the "Control Status" interface looking like that, because the raw sensor values are useless to people and myself. Its more or less a debugging tool for now. I'll likely replace it with some visualizations for the dual axis sensor.

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    That's pretty sweet! Please make it skinable.
    It's the cake having/eating thing.

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    What language is it written in?

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    ( Sorry ) whats a phidgets ?

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    www.phidgetsusa.com
    There a seller of general purpose PC controlled I/O cards with various analog / Digital inouts and relay outputs
    pretty impresive boards, but pricey unfortunalty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    What language is it written in?
    Its probably not what you would expect it to be written in but its a MFC Dialog based application written in C++. GUI applications and higher level programming languages like VB are not my most skilled area. I'm more of a low level C programmer. I think there will be some limitations to using what I did, but it has gotten the job done so far.

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