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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:34 pm 
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I just found out today my IR port on the PPC is not working. I use to be able to transfer from phone to pda etc, but I have tested the IR port with a camera, and it is not flashing/handshaking :(

This could put a damper on things.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:35 pm 
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Good stuff mate........any chance of including the XF codes? I know it's a bit old but I've got me an EFI XF lol

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:58 pm 
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If you can get me a list of the XF codes, and an example phone video of codes being captured, shouldn't be a hassle. Once I get these, i'll start adding menus to the program where ppl can select their model.

Adding codes is no worries, I just need to "see" the flashes to work out 2 delay constants for each EEC.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:06 am 
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Cheers mate, but I think i'd better sort out why my car wont give me any codes first. lol

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:19 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:31 am 
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nice prog went a step further and wired a relay 12ma to the output straight into usb mouse counts up codes but cant see seperators so it just keeps counting ?(timing ithink) el ecu in nc fairlane

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:01 pm 
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Cool idea! Hope you used a diode across the relay to protect the ecu when all those fast codes come through ;-)

If you can take a video of an LED flashing the codes, I'll see if there is a bug in the program, or a difference between the speeds of EF/EL ecu code outputs. It does support separators, but you have to let it count them first. When you press right mouse to stop, it will display them as a separator :D

If you can supply that video, and there is a difference, i'll add EF/EL specific menus to the prog.

Thanks for the input :)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:32 pm 
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the link aint working anymore

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:28 pm 
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Link updated - they seem to have made some changes to that site and lost the file - i certainly didn't delete it.


Should work ok now :)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:50 pm 
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any news on a pocket pc version??? would be so handy!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:49 pm 
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sorry, never got around to it. Been busy elsewhere learning PIC microcontrollers - may be doing a mini diagnostic gadget with LCD readout very soon - watch this space ;-)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:00 pm 
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EBGizmo wrote:
sorry, never got around to it. Been busy elsewhere learning PIC microcontrollers - may be doing a mini diagnostic gadget with LCD readout very soon - watch this space ;-)


PICbasic is awesome, if u get stuck i may be able to get my old man onto it if ur willing to share the source. he builds most of his gear from pic processors. he's also into renewable energy and cool stuff like that.

I also understand PICbasic, not as well as he does. a copy of ur source would be awesome.

me and dad have had thoughts of building our own trip computers using a pic processor but the data line from the instrument cluster has a strange data rate.

so it would be like an OBDII Scantool???

or just something to give u the codes?
and maybe when to goose the throttle?? (hint hint. i can never get it right!!))

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:06 pm 
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I'm currently fiddling with the 18X picaxe, and I have it talking to a 16x2 LCD display to read a pot value, convert that to a character from A-Z and display it to screen. Basically, you dial in a letter, hit a button, and it prints it on the LCD and increments the cursor position.

Just fiddling at this point, but once we get moved to sydney and work settles down, i'll be making it display fault codes to screen.

Depending on how well I can optimize the memory, it may just put out the codes, but I would like it to print the fault reason too.

Might need the bigger 40X chip, or just the 18X and a 32K NVRAM chip for storage.

Have got it powering a Mosfet pretty nicely for motor control, and fiddled with the servo command to some extent. I must say, they aren an awesome chip, and I bet a lot can be done with them on Fordmods ;-)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:21 pm 
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absolutely, what the old man can do with them is awesome, they can be used to turn a 2 channel tait into a 430-490mhz set with 25khz steps!!!

i'll have a chat with him and see if he's interested in joining the forum.

do you know the data rate for the data stream to the trip computer?? we were working on making our own trip computer with logging to eeprom and then removing from the car and uploading the data to pc. there was also talk of interfacing a SIRF III GPS unit and logging that aswell. big project i know. dunno if members of the forum would support this. the E series is getting old now.

Also i don't see much of a market for such a device as the AU series has a different cluster setup, the trip computer is incorporated in the cluster itself

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:29 pm 
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no idea about the data rate, sorry, but someone else on here (lukeyson?) was fiddling with this idea a while ago I think. Whoever it was found that the data stream was not quite "right" so to speak, which made things hard.

If enough people are interested in the Picaxe, it might be an idea to start up a thread in the Geek section if people want little proggies done up to do stuff like variable intermittant wipers etc. The 08M chips are great for little projects like this. ;-)

 

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