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  1. #81
    Good news about Windows 10 - you can disable the lock screen! That means, the display will not show a Windows background when the tablet comes out of sleep mode.

    It now goes directly to the gauges. I'm still testing over night to make sure, but it seems like it's going to act
    like an OEM LCD gauge! I'll redo the video to show the changes.

    Here's a link for anyone that wants to edit their lock screen on personal computers:
    https://windows.gadgethacks.com/how-...ws-10-0162965/
    Yes, I built it. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't drive it!
    Proud new owner of GTM Gen 1., #105 - 08/27/11
    LQ9 Powered, G96.00 6 speed transaxle

  2. #82
    I know I haven't said much here about this, but this is such a cool project. I hope many take advantage of what you have created here. I have considered creating something like this for racing purposes, but then, low and behold, the major manufacturers came out with what I had in mind. Granted it costs $5k, but to do the work myself, or hire someone like yourself to do it, well, I would probably end up spending much more.

    I have not seen such OEM type stuff as you are making out there yet, and hopefully you will sell a lot of these.
    www.myraceshop.com

    GTM solution kits
    Corvette and Race parts

  3. #83
    Thanks Mike, I value your opinions and comments as one of the long standing members on this forum. Aside from your experience with the GTM, you have a vast automotive engineering / racing background.


    This project continues to grow and evolve on a daily basis (literally) and I'm constantly investing resources to make it better.


    Coincidentally, I priced out a set of Autometer gauges earlier this week for a customer. Just the basic four (Speed, Tach, temp, and fuel level) totalled ~ $600 CDN + taxes.


    Hopefully I can turn a few heads with this system and enhance the Supercar status of the GTM/818 (and others) with a more modern solution to analog/mechanical gauges.
    Yes, I built it. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't drive it!
    Proud new owner of GTM Gen 1., #105 - 08/27/11
    LQ9 Powered, G96.00 6 speed transaxle

  4. #84
    Couple questions...
    Do you have the option of running 2 displays - ie gauge cluster plus console display?
    What are the user input options, ie for navigating menus? I'm assuming touch screen, but that seems awkward in the gauge cluster. Is there a 'joystick' option like in an Audi or other OEM infotainment systems?
    MK3.1 2004 Mach 1 donor.
    GTM #304

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by beeman View Post
    Do you have the option of running 2 displays - ie gauge cluster plus console display?
    Yes, the "200" model that I have on the backburner uses two processors and two touchscreens. One for the dash and one for the control screen (also can display additional info).


    What are the user input options, ie for navigating menus? I'm assuming touch screen, but that seems awkward in the gauge cluster. Is there a 'joystick' option like in an Audi or other OEM infotainment systems?
    At the moment the Basic 100 version uses the touch screen.

    The advanced 100 version uses touchscreen, wireless keyboard, and a small toggle stick. It moves in all directions and has a "hat" click function to enter the selection. It's not as pretty at the Audi/BMW controllers, but it
    gets the job done.

    I've also toyed with the idea of using a smaller 2 x 4 " touchscreen as a controller. I have a video of that on YouTube; I'll link it when I get home, but here are some photos in the mean time. I think it would look cool integrated
    just above the shifter.

    Another idea that is a bit further down the road is using an in dash infotainment system to control the LCDi. I've installed one in my car that is Android based with a 7 inch touchscreen. I'm learning to write code and figure out
    methods to interface both units (most likely USB).

    1601-00.jpgjoystick3.jpg

    This is very similar to the unit in my car right now:
    lbzngg1384477632073.jpg
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    Yes, I built it. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't drive it!
    Proud new owner of GTM Gen 1., #105 - 08/27/11
    LQ9 Powered, G96.00 6 speed transaxle

  6. #86
    The first modules are shipping and it's a humbling feeling. When I purchased the GTM, the thought of creating my own module and LCD gauge system never crossed my mind, let alone developing a product
    to distribute.

    This is the second revision of hardware that integrates an interface board and it's own 5 Volt DC power supply.
    It's more compact, lightweight, and higher efficiency (less power consumption) than my original proto-type.
    100module.jpg

    As the stages of development pass, the areas for improvements continue to grow. I've found a few setbacks
    with my process that include an ink-jet printer that is just shy of acceptable resolution for printing labels.
    It also does not print on 11" x 17" sized paper. I'll have to find a laser printer that can handle the task,
    or perhaps just have it professionally printed.

    Now that I've discovered the weak links in the build flow, it will make subsequent deliveries much quicker.

    I'd like to thank Brent for taking the leap of faith and being the first to try this product. I'm looking forward
    to his review and constructive comments to help me improve my practices and design.

    Within the next few days I'll be posting the Installation Manual and User Manual for the 100 model.

    The Aventador Skin and Demo software will also be ready fairly soon!

    Contact me if you would like more information or to receive a copy of the Demo software.

    Thank you!
    Tino
    Yes, I built it. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't drive it!
    Proud new owner of GTM Gen 1., #105 - 08/27/11
    LQ9 Powered, G96.00 6 speed transaxle

  7. #87
    The Aventador skin is now functional and ready for use. Contact me if you would like a Windows based
    demo version to try on your home computer.

    These screen shots illustrate a few configurations that can be had (formatted for 10" LCD screen):

    "Lamp Test" with most indicators shown
    avent-sport.jpg

    Accelerometer overlay
    avent-all.png

    Basic display for a less busy looking gauge
    simple.jpg


    For future options, I'm working on a steering angle sensor that will log data for track analysis.
    This sliding potentiometer can be mechanically linked to the rack to indicate front wheel angle.



    Lastly, I'm very close at configuring the OBDII code. CAN bus is closer than J1850; I'm hoping to
    have both going for early April.
    can_grabd.pngUntitled.png

    These are the PID's that I'd like to have working for the first release, along with the ability to
    clear error codes:

    #define ENGINE_COOLANT_TEMP 0x05
    #define FUEL_PRESSURE 0x0A
    #define MANIFOLD_PRES 0x0B
    #define ENGINE_RPM 0x0C
    #define VEHICLE_SPEED 0x0D
    #define IGN_TIMING 0x0E
    #define INTAKE_AIR_TEMP 0x0F
    #define MAF_SENSOR 0x10
    #define THROTTLE_POSN 0X11
    #define O2_VOLTAGE 0x14
    #define ENGINE_RUN_TIME 0x1F
    #define CYCLES_SINCE_CLR 0x30
    #define DISTANCE_SINCE_CLR 0x31
    #define BARO_PRESSURE 0x33
    #define OUTSIDE_AIR_TEMP 0x46
    #define OIL_TEMP 0x5C
    #define INJECTOR_TIMING 0x5D
    #define DEMAND_TORQUE 0x61
    Yes, I built it. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't drive it!
    Proud new owner of GTM Gen 1., #105 - 08/27/11
    LQ9 Powered, G96.00 6 speed transaxle

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