Dash2 bar graph option

ScienceofSpeed
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Dash2 bar graph option

Postby ScienceofSpeed » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:02 pm

A bar graph option would be helpful, and a feature lacking on most race dashes. This would be useful for read out of things such as fuel level and temperature sensors - where seeing a bar graph would be easier to interpret at speed than a digital read out. This could be placed in current locations using digits. The LCD characters could be displayed as vertical bars instead of digits. Example:

Instead of

FUEL
15.2

rather:

FUEL
||||||||||

This would be configurable through the Dash2 config software using different screens if desired and how many vertical bars = what input.

regards,
-- Chris

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Postby Support » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:57 am

Hi,

Okay... it's noted :o)

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scorpia
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Location: aus/mel

Postby scorpia » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:28 pm

+1 - this is the reason i bought a dash3 instead of a dash2 - bar graphs.

i would have preferred the largerbetter coloured and easier to read screen of the dash2 though ;)

midlana
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Postby midlana » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:32 pm

It's a great idea but can't be a sw option. The reason is that the present Dash 2 LCD is "hard-wired" to display only alphanumeric figures (in fact you can see that if you tilt it in sunlight with the power off.) What you're asking would be possible had they used a true dot-matrix display. If that had been done then the screen could be configured to literally anything anyone could want. Of course the display would then be more expensive, so...

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Postby Support » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:07 am

Potentially you could have something that looked a bit like a bar graph across the bottom - but I think it would look quite clunky.

The display technology is an interesting one. Dot matrix is more flexible, but the penalty is contrast/speed of response/temperature range. Unfortunately you can't have it all.

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