If you're asking here, I'd say you're in over your head!
If you have knowledge of electronics, I'd dig into the helm and get after it- they should have a basic explanation of how it works. You'd end up having to make an LED or similar bargraph or digital readout. Easy enough if you have the background.
Good idea- I'm susprised no one has come up with something for it yet. What's it worth to you
A dollar. Interested? lol
I was thinking the same thing as far as I've never heard anyone talk about it. I'm guessing that it would be pretty simple for someone with experience, but I don't want to cut any more ecu wires myself(V-AFC).
The electronics wouldn't be too bad. I know there are a few people here that could figure it out (I'll bet I could but it would take me forever). The bigger question in my mind is what type of display to use. A simple digital read out, an analogue guage, or a data logger of some kind. The type of guage will effect how comlex the wiring is.
But yes it could be done.
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97 Prelude SH
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that's the bar graph driver chip isn't it? Using that will give a basic read out of the lateral g voltages. Will I need some sort of voltage regulator with that you think? I know I'll probably need a variable resistor to adjust the resolution of the display.
The LM3914 would provide a bar graph type display according to the voltage readout from the sensor. To me this is pretty useless, as all you'll be seeing is a bunch of lights.
IF you were interested in getting a digital readout, you would need an A/D converter(for example ADC0801) to convert the analog voltage to a digital readout. Then by using an EPROM, you could program each voltage to a specific lateral G reading. From there forth, the EPROM would be used to supply the equivalent lateral G reading in a digital(binary) format which then could be used to drive a 7-segment display or LCD.
Not a hard job, but needs some planning and testing...
do you (99_sh) or anyone else know any good books or forums that discuss building circuitry like this. I'm very interested and have a big fat catalog from DigiKey in my hands right now. I just need to get some more resources on this before I can proceed and I don't know what exactly I'm looking for yet.
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