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Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:04 pm 
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Heheheh, fair enough man. Best video to come out of Summernats was the SS Holden blowing up on the dyno.

I'd love to see it myself. Maybe Summernats is the wrong forum for you though, agreed there.
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Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:11 pm 
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Lots of pics of my car here: http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q199 ... ?start=all
And a few vids here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dataminetk

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:38 pm 
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is this activated by pulling on the buttons? eg reaching behind the button 'cluster' (for lack of a better word?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:01 pm 
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No, I'm adding extra buttons. Check back in the thread there's some pics.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:16 pm 
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Progress Report

It Works!

Well half of it does. It'll change up, but not down. I know my design is good. I must've made a mistake in the veroboard prototype. Easy to do, I find them harder to work with the custom PCB's (but of course custom PCB's are harder to make).

So I've got some diagnostics ahead of me, hopefully I can fix this prototype, and will have a working unit soon.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:21 pm 
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awesome. can't wait to see the finished product...maybe a vid clip on the road?
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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Johnny C wrote:
awesome. can't wait to see the finished product...maybe a vid clip on the road?


Yes, we need vids. Despritely

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Video of my thumbs clicking buttons. Sure.

Yeah, I was planning for a vid anyway.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Was a wiring issue (socket wasn't quite making contact with the pin on the board. Not a problem with my board design :) Just my craftsmanship. lol.

Now for testing, bug hunting.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:39 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:25 pm 
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First test drive tonight.

Well it works, kinda. Got some bugs to iron out. I could get it shifting down using the buttons (both of them), the shifter itself worked fine (as per stock). I figure the resitance values I chose for the extra buttons are too close together, I couldn't tune the sensor to pick them individually when it was in the car (the bench test worked, so there must be some interferance in car).

This means I'll have to disassemble the steering wheel assembly again and change the resistors on the new buttons.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:26 pm 
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Second test drive last night, with it all working.

But the down button was conflicting with the mode/speed alert button. Doesn't bother me, but if you were using the ICC for stereo duties, you'd flick through AM, FM, AUX, CD etc. on every down shift. lol.

So the hard slog T&E (trial and error) phase begins.

On the plus side, once they were working, using them became second nature. Very easy to use (yes it's just pushing buttons with your thumbs), but it 'just clicks', and away you go. Were I some kind of marketing major, I'd start spouting words like 'ergonomic' and 'revolutionary'. lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:39 pm 
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You're not contemplating breaking the link for the existing button functions while in tiptronic mode?

Are you still linking to the buttons within the wheel itself, or are you linking down at the steering-column clockspring loom junction C-166?


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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:10 pm 
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No, I don't see any need to break the stereo functionality. There's a 5.2v source, the stereo buttons, take up various points between 0-3.1v I figure I can use the left over.

Initially, I had the down button, set to return a 3.5v signal, while the up button returned a 3.7v signal, this had no conflict, except with each other, as they're too close for my circuit to differentiate.

Next I tried moving the down button 'into' the stereo buttons, as there was a big 1v gap between a pair of them. That worked (I got enough seperation to tell the up and down apart, but the down conflicted with the mode button). Now I'm going higher up, and leaving a bigger gap between the up (which I'm leaving alone, as it's always been fine), and the down (which will now be two E12* steps away instead of the original 1 step). I'm also now using 1% tolerance resistors instead of 5%.


*For those that don't know, resistors come in fixed values, in steps. the E12 group is the most common available.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Is it possible to create a bigger gap by adding a resister of very little value to the existing stereo switch and changing the stereo pickup on the dash loom to suit?

Or ---- How about BLUETOOTH?
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