mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

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mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

Postby themadness » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:15 pm

i saw a site somewhere and cant recall for the life of me what it was. i think it was a miata forum but i may be wrong. this guy had a program hooked to his car computer and was using his mini laptop mounted to the dash as an instrument panel. it had all the gauges and indicator lights. i'm not sure if the program was custom or how he even had it set up. it looked awesome but is it common or did that guy just have programming and engineer skills?

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Postby Carson21R » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:27 pm

its easily done. my friend has a rsx with kpro and he does it on his DD pioneer radio.

all you need is some sort of datalogging software and a ecm that supports it and then some way to connect the laptop to a screen.


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Re: mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

Postby themadness » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:33 pm

would the factory comps in our cars be read by datalogging software with out any modifications?



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Postby Carson21R » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:37 pm

not sure. dont know too much about gm ecm's.


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Re: mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

Postby 88gtz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm

I run datamaster on my syclone that's obd1 so I know datamaster will work on our cars also.


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Re: mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

Postby Barry » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:56 pm

You can do it pretty damn easily with mega squirt too



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Re: mini laptop used as instrument cluster?

Postby Alpinestar10 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:16 pm

^Yup theres a guy that made something like this on his z24 with megasquirt but just on a lcd moniter. there is some programming involved not many people will share what they have come up with to get it to work either.




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