Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
I hooked up my Lower Console to my Eliminator 12V power supply to see what it will look like when installed in the car. Pretty cool I must say. Took a while to finally get all the wiring done but I knew taking the extra time to wire up Molex connectors would make installing the console easier and make removing it for any future maintenance a lot easier too.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
These three position white switches are a little more complex as they can turn on two devices (one at a time). So the wiring them to relays is a little more complicated. Better to have it all worked out in my wiring diagrams first to make sure the switches are going to be wired correctly than just start messing around with wires and potentially hook up the switches wrong. These are specialty switches that are a little hard to come by and you REALLY don't need to be blowing them with experimentation's that you are not sure about. So I can't stress the importance of working out good wiring diagrams first and even cross referencing those diagrams with other people in the Knight Rider community who have wired up these types of switches before. I have a lot of great people on the Face Book Knight Rider groups to thanks for all of their help in this.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Next job on my list of things to do was to carefully go over the connections on the switches to make sure they matched up with the markings on the edge of the board for "Common" or ground, "NO," and the two connections for the switch bulb. one of which on the switch is marked as "+" but no marking on the board so I had to make sure I reflect that in my wiring diagram pictured below. At first glance the solderless connection board looks a little confusing but it's not really, if you looks closely at it you'll see it makes perfect sense. I have made my wiring diagram pretty "Idiot Proof" so even I can follow it lol.
I have no real plans at the moment for what I want these buttons to do so for now they are just going to be wired up to a Molex connector which can be run to a relay board at a future time when I do have a much better idea of what to do with them.... lol I'm sure I'll find something ;)
NOTE: I made a change to the diagram as I realized that I had some connections in the wrong place, this latest one is the correct one.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Just a quick update video of a run through of how some of the Key features of our dash software will work. Loads more features still yet to be added. I think we are getting close to being done, my guess is mayyyybe we are around 50% there ;) It's been hard work but it has so far far, FAR exceeded what I ever thought we would accomplish considering I was originally just wanting to put some simple click throughs and some cool animations. Blows me away with what we have done in just a few short months :)