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ScreaminChicken77

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Im trying to figure out which program they use on Toyota Pruis LCD, i would like to create my own touchscreen LCD that detect voltage/amps/wattage and currents that the battery's giving away. I found CAN232 but there wasnt enough informations that i could detect if it was what im looking for. Im currently using VB6 and VB2008, could i use that program to create an interface for a LCD and acts like a mutlimeter. Im not sure where to start off with all of that. I called some companies but had no luck. I hope you all could help me out on this.. I definitely need help!
Many Thanks!!
*included a pic of the LCD with a similar idea programs that i would like to create..*

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You could just go for something less fancy that does the same thing, like:
Vector VEC008 Digital LCD Voltmeter, 12 Volt
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Yeah, but the thing is that i would like to monitor 6 batteries at once on a screen. and would like to challenge myself onto building something like that screen but am not sure which program to use
Something like the paktraker that monitors 6 batteries at once but its not exactly what i have on mind so i would like to make my own designs.
Thanks

Edited by ScreaminChicken77, 21 December 2008 - 11:22 AM.

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anybody? :)
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Hello ScreaminChicken77,

I will try to help you by giviing teh concept to design the graphical interface.

first off, yes you could use VS2008. you will have to use some sort of background picture. or you could create one in the Paint (or photoshop or corel), just the main diametre and digits.

just to add in the above, you will have to create a gif (animated picture) if you want to have some animation as well. in this case, you could use Flash, (I have used fireworks in the past to create small animations), swish etc

now you will have to use image of a line (or whatever type of arm for the diametre you want to use) to move arround your diametres. to move the line arround, you will have to use some sort of logic so the arm moves around the diametres(clocks) [we can talk about it later]

this is just regarding the display. It is not difficult but may be time consuming.

obviously, the other part will include inputting the voltage , amp etc on the display. [sensor passes values to a port or another application is used as an interim to pass the values to the GUI interface.]

sorry it is what came to my mind. if it is not what you were asking then I'm sorry.

many thanks and Regards,

Sheraz
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