Saturday, June 11, 2005

RVC at Microsoft Digital City


RVC at Digital City big gauge
Originally uploaded by ZeN workshop.

We got to present our project in a movie theater.
Ever seen a gauge this big?
They gave us a 64bit machine to demo on, it crashed once in the middle of presentation...
Was a great adventure, we thank Yaron L. from MS that invited us to show off and meet some cool people.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Custom Gauges with stand and electronics ready

12 hours before dead line - tomorrow we hope to post pictures from Microsoft Booth on Digital City - Tel Aviv, where it should be displayed and open to the public to play with.

Front
Custom Gauges with wheel

Back
There are 2 controllers here - A servo controller for the gauges (RPM + Speed) and a controller for the gear LEDs, also the Wheel is connected to the USB HUB on the controller.
Custom Gauges electronics

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

"The Lab"


"The Lab"
Originally uploaded by ZeN workshop.

24 hours before dead-line, we are close to finishing the Gauge panel for display.
We connected the 7 gear leds to the game using a USB controller - it now show you which gear you are on (also N, R and P)
it looks great! especially in the dark : )

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Gauges Servo install complete

RVC URL on panel
If only Bill knew how hard we work to show this panel on Microsoft Digital Days he will probably send us XBOX360!!! (I need really need one)
Anyhow, if you follow this link :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15794156@N00/sets/405897/
you can see a "How to" pics series on modding a regular Dash Gauge Panel, adding servos and connecting to a PC.
rear of panel connected to PC with USB

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Custom Gauges


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Originally uploaded by ZeN workshop.

We have been asked to prepare a frontal presentation about our project for Microsoft Digital Days (next week)
We got very nice large gauges (american brand) and took it apart to customize it for the live demo.
There goes another weekend...