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General Discussions / GI Max decimal point with Pro Shift
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:47:13 pm »
Cristiano, here, you implied the GI Max doesn't have its decimal point connected to the microcontroller.

As both the GI Max display and Pro Shift are common cathode it should be possible to connect them, I'm hoping it's fairly straightforward. The way I see it is as follows:

Solder an output wire of the Pro Shift to pin 8 on the display(the datasheet I found states the upper middle pin is 8/Decimal Point, is this correct?), connect the cathodes of both Pro Shift and GI Max together, done.

If both devices use the same USB bus, is is still necessary to connect the cathodes together? If so, where can I solder onto the GI Max?

General Discussions / Suggestion: Pro Shift - Variable blink rate
« on: August 14, 2011, 08:47:45 pm »
As I suggested in the 1.3.3beta topic, having a threshold for each led to light up(for example when fuel is between 10-5%) would come in handy.

What I am trying to build is a warning light to stop me running out of fuel. Initially, I wanted 2 LED's; One to indicate running low, and one for pit in this lap. However, a better solution requiring only one LED occurred to me. If each LED can be set to blink faster or slower(or not at all) depending on the value, I can have one orange LED come on when fuel is low, and have it start blinking faster when fuel runs out further.

General Discussions / GI Max/Pro decimal point
« on: April 28, 2011, 07:56:46 pm »

Both Gear Indicator boards have a decimal point which currently has no function. Is it electrically connected to the PIC?

If so, would it be possible to assign the data values used by the SimScreen/Pro Shift?

General Discussions / Pro Shift
« on: April 15, 2011, 03:38:30 pm »

Congratulations on the new Pro Shift board! It's a lovely little board, exactly what I needed.

Some questions I had when reading the product description:

Can the LED's be connected common cathode to save on wires?

What will the switches control once they are enabled? Will they be usable as inputs for the sim, can they toggle functions on the SimScreen or are they limited to the Pro Shift?

On the product pictures, the "prog" holes are empty. Will a firmware upgrade require connecting these?

Will a firmware upgrade be required to use the switches?

Also, SimDash has buttons to disable all plugins, except for the SimScreen. Why?

General Discussions / "The loaded configuration file is not valid"
« on: January 31, 2011, 12:06:41 pm »
In SimDash version 1.3.1, the format of RevBurner configuration files changed slightly, resulting in the error message "The loaded configuration file is not valid" when importing a file created in an older version of SimDash.

The solution is to open the configuration file in a text editor (notepad will do), and editing both the second and last line, beginning with "<Settings xmlns" and "</Settings>", to "<TachometerSettings xmlns" and "</TachometerSettings>" respectively.

This is necessary for both RevBurner and RevBurner for Speedometers configuration files when importing from an older version of SimDash.

I had this problem after installing 1.3.1 and figured I'd post the solution in case anyone else ran into it.

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