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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:26 am

Nice work, Jim!
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:37 am

lemketron wrote:Here is what the "turtle" range screen looks like (though not on the new OLED display):
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And here is what the "turtle" screen looks like on the (awesome) new OLED display:
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The difference is amazing, and (IMO) well worth the $30 upgrade.
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:45 pm

Here is a picture of my WattsLeft™ mounted up by the Rear View Mirror.
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Privously I had used a metal hook to hold it in place. But now I use just the Industrial Strength Velcro I currently ship with WattsLeft™ units. But instead of placing it on the bottom and mounting it to the dash I just put it on the top and mount it to the head liner.

If you are going to try this I recommend first attaching just the hook side of the Velcro without the WattsLeft™ attached. Attach just the loop side to the WattsLeft™ by it self. Let both sit for 24 hours to let the glue set. After 24 hours you can attach the WattsLeft™ to the head liner. Of course you need to route the cable up inside the left side pillar and inside across the head liner.

If you want to remove the WattsLeft™ don't just pull it off. Use your finger between the two strips of Velcro and slide your finger back and forth unlocking the hooks and loops til the Velcro is fully released.

I can post more pictures if people are interested.

In this position the WattsLeft™ box can not be easily seen from out side the car and it is shielded from the sun by the dot pattern on the glass.

Jim

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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:49 pm

The OLED display really increases the readability.
Very nice.

Which one are you showing in these pictures?
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:12 pm

Gary,
I use the Newhaven Display OLEDs. The one above is NHD-0216KZW-AB5. The yellow ones I have on order end in -AY5. They have min 2000:1 contrast ratio.

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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:53 am

These OLED Newhaven NHD-0216KZW-AB5 or AY5...

At Digikey, $29, no blue stock, but yellow in stock.
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/dksearch ... 28&PV67=43" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At Newhaven, they all appear to be in stock..
http://www.newhavendisplay.com/oled-cha ... 9_576.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Edit: Yes, the blue APPEAR to be in stock, and they let you order them,
then email you later to tell you that they are WAY out of stock,
and to "help you"... that is, to try to sell you something else.
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:34 pm

Here is the current Quick Guide
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I will update the picture of the OLED display when I get the Yellow on Black ones in.
Jim

(Fixed spelling error found by mwalsh)
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm

I just got the shipment of the Yellow OLED displays. The yellow looks nice and should be easier to read in the day time. This is what it looks like:
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Also got the shipment of Bluetooth modules this week so I have everything to start shipping units again.

Jim

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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:25 pm

Yes, it looks very nice in this lighting (your pictire).
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Re: WattsLeft™ Monitor (Parallax SX28AC/DP SOC/CAN Project)

Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:40 am

Spotted a spelling error on the instruction sheet - changer instead of charger on 7 Temperature.
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