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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 am

I like that idea! Is it a speaker that emits the noise? If so I'm sure there will be a future hack to install sounds.

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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:42 am

Nothing beats revving up a Harley.

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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:30 am

I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:12 am

+1. You could even monitor the rpm to give the chug-chug-chug-miss-chug patented idle sound when cruising up to a light. Would need a significant power upgrade, though, if you really want that Vance and Hines sound when you launch!

I suggested this to the dealer when I picked mine up and he said Nissan was exploring it already (not the Harley specifically, but customize-able VSP sounds). I doubt their lawyers let it get much further than that, though.
Fredr500 wrote:Nothing beats revving up a Harley.

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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:19 am

I have a device that plugs in to the lighter, monitors the alternator noise for engine rpm input, and then broadcasts to the fm radio to do this for an ICE. It makes it sound like a Viper or Ferrari!
TickTock wrote:+1. You could even monitor the rpm to give the chug-chug-chug-miss-chug patented idle sound when cruising up to a light.
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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:49 am

TomT wrote:I have a device that plugs in to the lighter, monitors the alternator noise for engine rpm input, and then broadcasts to the fm radio to do this for an ICE. It makes it sound like a Viper or Ferrari!
These have been tried on EVs, but due to the lack of a noisy (electrical noise, taht is) alternator they don't work. Might be possible to hack them somehow, and perhaps connect them via the port used for diagnostics equipment? Do I smell an Arduino-project? :)
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Re: Frivolous but fun idea

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:02 am

Gangnam Style!!! (would be cute for a week or so!!!)
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