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Old 09-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #101
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I don't have one to mess around with or take dimensions of, but how dumb would it be to hack up a netbook and rig the display up in the dash? Running the TS gauges or something.
I've often thought about it with my 701 eee. It even has a touchscreen. The only problem is you don't want to wait 15 seconds for the thing to boot up every time you start the car.
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I see no use for one
thats what i thought at first. but sunday my fuel level idiot light started flashing end of 2nd to last session. i ignored it and ran last session without getting gas. i made it half way through before getting fuel starvation on the corners. i must have waived 20 cars by crawling back to the pits.

reminds me, i need to pull the plugs and check for badness.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #103
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I personally want a big *** tach on my dash and just a few gauges that I can't live without on track.
i think i prefer shift lights. but it occurs to me maybe thats because my lcd tach is hard to read when on track. still, shift lights seem to work really well. they are bright so i don't have to look down. i have 3 of them, spaced 500 rpm apart so i get 3 seconds notice in lower gears and 5ish seconds in higher gears.
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thats what i thought at first. but sunday my fuel level idiot light started flashing end of 2nd to last session. i ignored it and ran last session without getting gas. i made it half way through before getting fuel starvation on the corners. i must have waived 20 cars by crawling back to the pits.

reminds me, i need to pull the plugs and check for badness.
y would you just not get gas?
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:41 PM   #105
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The only problem is you don't want to wait 15 seconds for the thing to boot up every time you start the car.
Doesn't seem like that big of a problem for me. I usually let it idle about 30 seconds before I take off.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:54 AM   #106
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y would you just not get gas?
Because he didnt know it was that low if he had no gauge?
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:37 AM   #107
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I'm playing around with a small LCD from http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9363 coupled with arduino reading canbus on the ms2. Doesn't look like it'll be easy quite yet.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:51 AM   #108
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I'm playing around with a small LCD from http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9363 coupled with arduino reading canbus on the ms2. Doesn't look like it'll be easy quite yet.
Tried that few years ago. Too much pain in the butt to decode all the signals and no clear documentation... Gave up few weeks into it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #109
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I don't have one to mess around with or take dimensions of, but how dumb would it be to hack up a netbook and rig the display up in the dash? Running the TS gauges or something.
it'd probably be simpler, and cheaper to use a small usb monitor to do that.
like one of these http://www.mimomonitors.com/products/mimo-720-s
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That's too much money. You can get a refurbished eee for under 100, install a touchscreen, extend the video cable to where you want to mount the lcd, find a way to power the laptop from the car, and you're done.

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=39102

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If only Tunerstudio was available for Android..

http://cgi.ebay.com/10-2-Zenithink-e...item3361a767c7
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Phil Tobin is porting it to Android once TS gets to a final release.
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Phil Tobin is porting it to Android once TS gets to a final release.
Now that is just all kinds of awesome.
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Phil Tobin is porting it to Android once TS gets to a final release.

Excellent. I wonder if he'll require the use of a bluetooth->serial adapter on the MS or if there will be some sort of per-device adapter ala:G1->serial adapter
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phil tobin is porting it to android once ts gets to a final release.
bravo!

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Here's the thread, and Phil's last post.

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Still in the early stages, much to be done. I don't expect to have anything ready for early testing until spring. That won't start out as a full TS on Android, but at least will data log and give some info. Then I will grow the capabilities from there.
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I know this isn't really Race Prep but it's the only custom gauge set up thread that search found.

Here's mine, almost ready to install. This is the proof of concept model to test out back lighting, pointer lighting, gauge function and reliability. I have yet to get a WB bung welded in or a location to mount the oil temp sensor.
Anybody have a suggestion on the easiest place to mount an oil temp sensor on a 2000? Note that I'm using the 99/00 water temp sensor for oil to match with the gauge.

Adds Oil Temp, AFR and Boost Gauges plus Knock, Oil Press and WI lights.

Details:
Oil and water temp gauges - linear modified
Oil Pressure gauge - stripped, grease removed and rewound
Oil pressure sensor - VDO 0-80psi sender plus idiot light
AFR - Analog AEM
Boost - stripped Autometer
Check Engine, Seatbelt, Brake etc Lights - All LED
Backlighting - LED, dimmable
Gauge pointer lighting - LED, colour change on warn for tach, temps, oil, AFR and fuel.


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Wow, that's badass. Have any pictures of the insides?

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Anybody have a suggestion on the easiest place to mount an oil temp sensor on a 2000? Note that I'm using the 99/00 water temp sensor for oil to match with the gauge.
I have my oil temp sender in a drain plug adapter that's made by Autometer. Of course, my sender is a common 1/8" NPT and I don't know off the top of my head if they make an adapter for whatever size the 99/00 sensor is, but it's an easy solution to implement. I'll note that this location puts the sensor pretty close to being even with the bottom of the subframe, and I suppose it would be possible for the sensor to be hit by a miraculously located small bump or foreign object. I've had it there for several track days and a few thousand street miles without issue, but I still don't consider it an optimal location. I'll have a proper bung welded into the oil pan while I have it off to weld in a bung for the turbo oil drain.

It's pretty sweet that you have all that integrated into a stock cluster, but a minor point of weirdness IMO is how you have the tach and speedo dials clocked. For example, why not put the tach redline at 12:00, or 6:00 since you seem to like stuff pointing downward most of the time? If you're going to rotate them at all, I would configure them so "vertical" relates to some commonly used or important value, to make it easier for your brain to process when you're at speed. Just personal preference of course.
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