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Tutorial Diy switec Dashboard with menu

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by tombo, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. tombo

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    Hello,
    as promised I will post Pictures of the finished Speed Dash.
    I finally recieved all Parts and have assambled the Pcb. In the middle around the needle leds, there is some elastic foam to prevent mixing with the outer leds when coloures are used.
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    I used some thicker isolation tabe to cover although the sides while making the little front cover ring. This solutions works the best to prevent backlight come trough.
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    After assemlbing everything together i again covered the outside with some carbon style foil. The frontglass looks still a bit messy of some hotglue from applying the outer ring. I will clean that later.
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    Here are some pictures of different colours
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    Here you can see all of the modules I've mde for now. Later they will all be connected to a single arduino control unit.
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    and last but not least, a video of the Dash in action.


    Now everything worked out fine I can start order parts for the Rpm one and update the small Gauges to the pcb design.
    I'm also in contact with some firms to find the correct way to make the foils, at first i will try some digital print.
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  2. kon

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    Can you please post schematics so far? The picture on the first page does not mention which board is which.
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    Hello,
    the Picture on the first page is out dated sorry, while building this project I changed many things. Therfore I would like to post only final schematics and code.
    I don't know what you mean with which board is which, as the driver chip names are present in this picture.
    Here you have an updated Version. That's my progress so far.
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    I don't know anything of drawing schematics, but I hope it's readable for you. If you still have questions, feel free to ask.

    Note that this is only the control unit, Motors, Leds and so on are not included in this schematic.
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    Oh my fault. I was searching for "1062, display" or something but you've named it lcd. Will you post the arduino code at some point?
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    Hello, sorry for my late reply, The this is still in building pahse and I have no time at the moment to work on this Project. If i get it finished, I'll release complete schematics, pcb layouts and code. Hope I have more free time in the future.
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    Ohh :(. I think so far you've done great, i'm following you're build with excitement. I think it's the most multi-purpose built i've seen so far. Nice work. Thank you a lot.
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    Nice work. Very high quality!
    Looks like an original car dash.
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