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 Post subject: Re: Rolvotus Se7en
PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 5:55 am 
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Just some electrical stuff last night.

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PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 5:59 am 
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Dismantalus wrote:

The only problem with this approach is how to have an odometer for a street legal car.


Hmmm, that's a valid point, thanks for bringing that to my attention.



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PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 8:56 am 
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Dismantalus wrote:
Unless something changed while I wasn't looking, these all use standard GPS technology. No data is basically used to use them. No different than a Tom Tom, et. al.
The only problem with this approach is how to have an odometer for a street legal car.


Ok, I didn't realize that. That's makes it a quick and easy speedo application. I see that there are odometer apps, speedo/odometer apps.

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PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 9:36 am 
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Dismantalus wrote:
The only problem with this approach is how to have an odometer for a street legal car.


That's a good question. I know the one I use has an odometer function, but it's not vehicle specific, it happily increments even in the boat.
It doesn't have a visible reset option anywhere, but I suspect if I were to uninstall/reinstall it would reset.

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PostPosted: October 11, 2017, 10:34 am 
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Might be a silly notion, but what about an hour-meter?


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DMV, or whatever they call it where you are, are looking for a non-resettable, permanent odometer. An hour meter won' do either

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(Re the iPhone Speedometer)
Dismantalus wrote:
The only problem with this approach is how to have an odometer for a street legal car.
As programming challenges go, that's not a tough one...once one is skilled enough to use GPS data to determine and display speed, reference a timer can accumulate distance. The "once one is skilled enough" bar is kinda high, but after that it'd be a walk in the park. Maybe I'll write the guy a note.

This speedo thing has been a constant pain to me since I built MAX. I started with a Garmin GPS, and I've been using Wayz on my iPhone for the last few years, but they both have dime-size speedos.

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JackMcCornack wrote:
(Re the iPhone Speedometer)
Dismantalus wrote:
The only problem with this approach is how to have an odometer for a street legal car.
As programming challenges go, that's not a tough one...once one is skilled enough to use GPS data to determine and display speed, reference a timer can accumulate distance. The "once one is skilled enough" bar is kinda high, but after that it'd be a walk in the park. Maybe I'll write the guy a note.

This speedo thing has been a constant pain to me since I built MAX. I started with a Garmin GPS, and I've been using Wayz on my iPhone for the last few years, but they both have dime-size speedos.


I agree, getting a computation of distance should be rather simple for a coder. I'm speaking more along the lines of what the inspector will accept when you go to get the car street legal. I know for sure a phone or tablet app is not going to fly here in the nanny state of NJ. Of course, what you do AFTER its legal is a whole other matter...... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Rolvotus Se7en
PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 6:00 am 
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So my shipment of switches turned up from wholesalemarine.com

The products were super nice quality, I did some through tube cable routing:

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The front of the ignition key has a nifty water seal on it:

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Trying to keep the cables tidy as I work, the relay on the bulkhead will eventually be encapsulated in a waterproof relay box, i'm waiting for that to be delivered from Demon Tweaks in the UK.

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My dash as it sits now:

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Gauges from far left to right: Water Temp,Cell Phone,Tach,Oil Pressure,Oil Temp,Amps,placeholder. Amps will be replaced with Volts and gauge on the right will probably be afr. Not sure yet. The green light is is alternator warning light and the switch is fuel pump. I'm still looking for a better light, I don't like the connections on the back of the amp light, they seem to flimsy. Its a 9/16th hole. I'll keep searching, maybe mcmaster has something.....

Also got the coils wired in with silly old resistors:

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Back of the dash:

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I also tested the functions, it appears everything worked as planned and I even got ignition and the engine ran briefly on ether.



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I've got to ask. How do you get to work on this every day? Independently wealthy? Home based business? drug dealer?

I'm hoping it's something I can replicate.

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TooBusy wrote:
I've got to ask. How do you get to work on this every day? Independently wealthy? Home based business? drug dealer?

I'm hoping it's something I can replicate.



Hahahaha. Long story short, I spent too many years at the bottom of a bottle, after sobriety I swore to myself that would never happen again.
3am alarm, 3.30am at work. 7 hrs work, leave work at 10.30am. Home by 11am. Pick up my son from school at 3.30pm, then do another hour work from home later in the afternoon. Bed by 10pm. 19 wonderful hours of productivity.

This way I maximize daylight hours at home for productivity. With my wife at work and my son at school I can 'heads down' for a good 4 hours each day prior to 'family life'

So 'no' to independently wealthy, 'nope' to Home based business and a 'nay' on drug dealer.

On days that the weather isn't fitting for working on the car,i'll go for a run or take a nap, or go on a hike. It's a pretty great life, and I'm super lucky that the company that I work for is so flexible with my schedule.



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aidandebradney wrote:
Hahahaha. Long story short, I spent too many years at the bottom of a bottle, after sobriety I swore to myself that would never happen again.
3am alarm, 3.30am at work. 7 hrs work, leave work at 10.30am. Home by 11am. Pick up my son from school at 3.30pm, then do another hour work from home later in the afternoon. Bed by 10pm. 19 wonderful hours of productivity.

This way I maximize daylight hours at home for productivity. With my wife at work and my son at school I can 'heads down' for a good 4 hours each day prior to 'family life'

So 'no' to independently wealthy, 'nope' to Home based business and a 'nay' on drug dealer.

On days that the weather isn't fitting for working on the car,i'll go for a run or take a nap, or go on a hike. It's a pretty great life, and I'm super lucky that the company that I work for is so flexible with my schedule.


Well, you're doing an awesome and inspirational job! A tip of the Chai Latte to you! :thmbsup:

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Well, you're doing an awesome and inspirational job! A tip of the Chai Latte to you! :thmbsup:


Thanks man, I appreciate that very much. :D



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aidandebradney wrote:
TooBusy wrote:
I've got to ask. How do you get to work on this every day? Independently wealthy? Home based business? drug dealer?

I'm hoping it's something I can replicate.



Hahahaha. Long story short, I spent too many years at the bottom of a bottle, after sobriety I swore to myself that would never happen again.
3am alarm, 3.30am at work. 7 hrs work, leave work at 10.30am. Home by 11am. Pick up my son from school at 3.30pm, then do another hour work from home later in the afternoon. Bed by 10pm. 19 wonderful hours of productivity.

This way I maximize daylight hours at home for productivity. With my wife at work and my son at school I can 'heads down' for a good 4 hours each day prior to 'family life'

So 'no' to independently wealthy, 'nope' to Home based business and a 'nay' on drug dealer.

On days that the weather isn't fitting for working on the car,i'll go for a run or take a nap, or go on a hike. It's a pretty great life, and I'm super lucky that the company that I work for is so flexible with my schedule.



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Good deal. Great use of productive daylight hours.

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One of the indicators at this search may meet your criteria.

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I preselected 12V, non-solder terminals, in stock, and the closest to 9/16 diameter I could find.

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