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Old 07-25-2008, 01:19 PM   #460 (permalink)
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Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
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90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

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Oh thats cool. Ive already got my stuff on order but I might just try one of those too. Of course I could just take a pc board and solder some pins in the right places to make something similar.

I was thinking of doing something similar, using a piece of hard drive cable to connect parts. Ive been thinking about making a 2 piece setup for cleaner installation in my dashes which have limited real estate. One half would have the display and switches in a small clean enclosure, with a hard drive connector. That would mount on the dash, one custom matched to each car. The other half would have the Freeduino and all the rest of the parts on a PC board in just whatever type of enclosure, with a hard drive connector, and it could be tucked in behind the dash. And of course the two would be connected with a neat looking hard drive cable. Or something different if I have interference problems or anything.

Then I can take the mpguino out, either to reprogram it, or to swap between vehicles. And keep the display unit in place already made for each dash.

Winter daily driver, parked most days right now

Summer daily driver
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