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by poor_lackey
Wed May 16, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 852
Views: 42600

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !!PAY NOW..BEFORE MONDAY 21 / MAY JUST 6 DAYS LEFT...ORDER WILL BE PLACED 25 / M

That's me finally locked in via paypal.
Kudos to Ben and Pete for making it possible.
by poor_lackey
Fri May 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Strange note on service invoice
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Strange note on service invoice

Ahhh the long lost innocence of youth.......that be one of the first singles I ever purchased.
If only I’d listened to the Central Scrutinizer’s warnings.
by poor_lackey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

rx_sjo Was just probing the OEM loom connectors and hadn't expected to need an additional safety measures\was not doing anything I normally consider a risk. Bit of a mystery and not sure exactly what went wrong; Maybe I somehow inserted one of the connectors incorrectly, although that does seem phys...
by poor_lackey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Damn, just when things were starting to progress....... I was trying to attach my dodgy old scope to the display back-light, to see what sort of signal was delivered, and somehow the magic smoke has escaped :oops: For those that don’t know magic smoke is actually how electronics works, although some...
by poor_lackey
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Ahh Man, my diagnostics\assessment has never been as detailed as this, excellent work. 9600 is probably very forgiving for the mode state changes and with it being so slow I doubt they needed to include any delay to allow for ram write times - poor display driver would have been bored to tears waiti...
by poor_lackey
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Great find HwAoRrDk Legot(rx8club) flagged pin 'H' as 0.5v in this post https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tech-garage-22/my-invention-best-boost-can-gauge-ever-oem-red-lcd-display-195323/page13/ and I just assumed it was ground - I make a lot of 'ungrounded' assumptions :shock: Slash128 later traced ...
by poor_lackey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

rx_sjo Appreciate your offer, as it's well outside my sphere of experience. Have a few remaining decisions to make regarding form\function, then will need to decide how best to proceed. Still cabling and case options to consider; and while I was thinking about something else I realized the mirror ba...
by poor_lackey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Spent the afternoon looking at schematic\pcb layout options......damn I am sooo last century.
Maybe the shock of moving from DOS to Win3.0 scarred me for life.....
by poor_lackey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

I haven't kept the data captures so don't have a reference to check, but I am pretty sure I decoded the head SPI data at 9600. I did initially think it was 4800 (same as the AC amp serial) but that was very early in my learning curve (cliff). https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t...
by poor_lackey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Slightly off topic question Does anyone find it an unbearable hardship to have to reset the clock every time you disconnect your battery? I am weighing the increased cost and complexity of a solution with battery backup, verses the actual real-world impact; As the intended move to a processor with b...
by poor_lackey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Nice,
I do like that gauge\indicator, it's a great idea\layout.
I wonder how the OEM display\head deals with your CD scenario - perhaps someone has a disk that meets the requirements to reproduce.
by poor_lackey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 852
Views: 42600

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY

Thanks Conan, Rotary Potato

I'll ball park it and see how it looks.
by poor_lackey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

I do recall finding the sensor under the front bumper somewhere and hitting it with a hair-drier during some random test, so if no one has a definitive answer (or a drive in cool store) a carefully directed can of rapid freeze may solve this little mystery. I would be surprised if the amb circuitry ...
by poor_lackey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 852
Views: 42600

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY

Is anyone able to give me a rough weight -volume\package size for a set?
by poor_lackey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Good spotting HwAoRrDk, Now that you mention it I do recall encountering issue 1a, but didn't validate\update the doc's Also issue 1b is definitely me not thinking\understanding how SPI works, the SPI speed is meant to be the MAX speed for the connection and so should be 1Meg; I did actually have an...
by poor_lackey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

qwakers, One of the reasons I ran out of pins in my current 'test' board was addition of a bluetooth connection, I hadn't intended to use it for hands-free, but the underpinning ethos is an arduino based hardware solution that gives people easy to use 'options' Sadly I can't currently make this prio...
by poor_lackey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

I'd be happy to help with rewriting the display control detail and perhaps others could chip in\peer review - especially for the bits I've guessed :?
Not pointing the finger, but it took HwAoRrDk only a few minutes to find a major flaw in my original assessment.
by poor_lackey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Nice work HwAoRrDk, and a well timed update. After seeing your speed sensitive wipers I have become (re)enthused and was recently contemplating a display library\set of scroll functions; IE left or right scroll, scroll delay, configurable spacing between text\strings, displaying 1 (current) string t...
by poor_lackey
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! CLOSED MONDAY 21st MAY
Replies: 852
Views: 42600

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY (open to all)

A most excellent effort Conan ..... and team. I sooo want to commit to a set, and working hard on justification to inner self and budget (wife). Without wanting to make it more complicated (but I will ask anyway) is it be possible for orders shipped outside of EC to be exported VAT free? It might en...
by poor_lackey
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Speed-sensitive windscreen wiper upgrade
Replies: 71
Views: 2643

Re: Speed-sensitive windscreen wiper upgrade

Great work,
Excellent solution and most inspiring write up.
by poor_lackey
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Display weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Display weirdness

You could also try unplugging\replugging the display connector at the stereo (try it first) or the display (has plastic retainers that can snap).
I have seen a similar a pattern generated on the display when the 5 volt supply to the display controller is lost.
by poor_lackey
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Well done Dude.
I'm looking forward to see where it takes you from here.
by poor_lackey
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

I’m inclined to think connections\power, but all my testing has been with a head unit so I don't have a definitive answer. - Picking up an 8v regulator and hardwiring is on my list of things to do. The post that supplied the wiring detail doesn't make it clear how the measurements were taken. These ...
by poor_lackey
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Sorry for the delayed response, been a lot going on lately. Sonic KaBoomii As HwAoRrDk confirmed, yes you can. If you down load the datasheet for the display there is a list of the predefined characters available to you, You can also make your own images\characters via CGRam but you are limited to a...
by poor_lackey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display
Replies: 100
Views: 3912

Re: A basic guide for controlling the S1 console display

Glen Mc I don't think I can do anything to enhance the radio itself, that would take a lot (lot) more smarts than I have. But the intention is a cheap open source solution that allows you to do away with the head\radio and keep a\c and display talking; People also then have the option of developing\...

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