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LCDash -Graphical LCD Digital Dashboard released!

Postby rs-pssst » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:04 am

From a long thread at msefi.com under expansion boards,

LCDash Community,

After many months of hard work the LCDash 1.5 has been released to the MegaSquirt community. For more information including pricing, availability, and a video of the LCDash in action check out http://lcdash.wikispaces.com/.


Thanks for all of your support,

Mike Gionfriddo
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Postby Maglin » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:43 pm

that is aswome.
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Postby rs-pssst » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:25 pm

With the recent firmware release, LCDash-v1.1, All MS2 and MS2/Extra firmwares are supported -even the MS2/Extra Alphas.
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Postby Gionfriddo » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:41 am

This is a great example of the DigiDash installed in a ms bike.

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Postby Gionfriddo » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:47 am

Does anyone like this gauge layout?
or should we stick to dial gauges?

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Postby rs-pssst » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:25 am

Just got around to getting these pictures up,

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Postby MegaScott » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:37 am

rs-pssst wrote:With the recent firmware release, LCDash-v1.1, All MS2 and MS2/Extra firmwares are supported -even the MS2/Extra Alphas.


Yep, I tried them all, and they all seem to work fine with the V1.1 Digidash firmware.

Great job Chris and Mike, the new firmware is progressing well!!! :D
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Postby MegaScott » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:41 am

Gionfriddo wrote:Does anyone like this gauge layout?
or should we stick to dial gauges?


I like!!!

This would be great for the Digidash I want to eventually daisy chain to the LCDash on my Locost.

Seems like there should be a button that toggles between a few different configs? is this even possible, with memory limits and all? Possibly put the added gauge configs in a directory on the flash drive?

I think it would be cool to have a display all gauge setup like that, then a second page with at least two large Speedo/tacho gauges.
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Postby mattd860 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:30 pm

Gionfriddo wrote:Does anyone like this gauge layout?
or should we stick to dial gauges?


I also really like this setup. Can you switch between the original layout and this one? For cruising, I'd like the original layout where I more easily see RPM and AFR however, when tuning, all the extra parameters will be handy.
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Postby rs-pssst » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:34 pm

^Sounds like multiple gauge layout page support might be bumped up in the priority list.
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Postby rs-pssst » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:36 pm

This would be great for the Digidash I want to eventually daisy chain to the LCDash on my Locost.


Daisy chaining should be no problem with the two USB ports. You could create an [almost] endless chain of devices.

We expect that feature to be available around July 6, 2007

The LCDash is only at 30k of code space out of 256k. So plenty of room for adding lots more features

For more information, we have a feature schedule here,
http://lcdash.wikispaces.com/Timeline
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Postby Gionfriddo » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:19 pm

A quick glance at the menu system...


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Postby MegaScott » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:12 pm

rs-pssst wrote:
This would be great for the Digidash I want to eventually daisy chain to the LCDash on my Locost.


Daisy chaining should be no problem with the two USB ports. You could create an [almost] endless chain of devices.

We expect that feature to be available around July 6, 2007

The LCDash is only at 30k of code space out of 256k. So plenty of room for adding lots more features

For more information, we have a feature schedule here,
http://lcdash.wikispaces.com/Timeline


Yeah I know that feature is on the list. My intention is to have at least two daisy chained together, and the last one doing the logging to a remote mounted flash drive, I think a 1gig flash drive could log many hours of driving. I've got a SD card adaptor working as well, so that's another option.

This LCDash is just so cool, tons of capability. Now I need to work on a bracket to mount it under the dash of my 68 Cougar temporarily until i get the locost up and running later in the year, or next year.......

Check out my Youtube video of the first power up of my LCdash -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GYgnJRrzaQ
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Postby Gionfriddo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:06 am

Does anyone like these gauge setups as an alternate vewing options?


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One big dial gauge with a few other perameters
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Postby mattd860 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:30 am

Gionfriddo wrote:Does anyone like these gauge setups as an alternate vewing options?


YES
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Postby MegaScott » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:17 am

Gionfriddo wrote:Does anyone like these gauge setups as an alternate vewing options?


Dude,

I like them all....especially the one with the Speedo.

Do you have hex files of these configurations? I'd like to test drive them.

How hard would it be to put two smaller analog sweeping gauges side by side?
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Postby Gionfriddo » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:16 am

Do you have hex files of these configurations?


Scott -
These setups are not configured to be ms compatible they simply talk to a pc through HyperTerminal...
I am just trying to get an understanding of what people want to look at while they are driving. Based on the opinions of the ms community is how we will decide on writing the firmware for the next gauge layout.
If you are really interested in messing with the gauges you can go to http://lcdash.com/source/LCDash/Documentation/ and change parameters of the analog gauge to make it larger.
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Postby rs-pssst » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:09 pm

Here is a live shot of the latestest gauges we've been working on:

Scope View Layout.

Available in LCDash-v1.2 firmware.

Hope you like....

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Postby MegaScott » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:33 pm

Chris,

That Scope mode is truly amazing. I would venture to say that no other LCD screen intended for EFI display can come close to what the LCDash can do for any price...
You guy's really did your homework on the hardware, now the firmware is progressing at breakneck speed.

LCDash Rocks!! 8)
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Postby Gionfriddo » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:16 am

Mounting The LCDash

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I then mounted the LCDash in an other location

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This new mounting capability will be sold as a kit. It will allow you to monitor all of your MS parameters without having to bring a notebook in the car with you.
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