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  1. I recall someone saying they did that. Registered as a commercial vehicle and was allowed to black out the back. The penalty was something like $550 a year rego'. This is third hand info' and may be out dated.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    Tested it. Way less buggy than the stuff i was using. Not always as fast to respond but tht's not always a bad thing. Cheers Ned.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    One of those gives me looping readouts of the temp falling warnings, Neds one looks good but i wasn't sure where to put the defines. No matter where they go, i get this "thermo_Neds_code:47:2: error: invalid preprocessing directive #ï #define TEMP_BAND 2 ^ exit status 1 invalid preprocessing directive #ï" am i missing a library or something?
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    That sort of worked, it's now triggering them every time it goes past the deadband range but that's ok, i just opened it up a bit (like 10 degrees. Man this thing is crude). Added serial write for testing. It gives the same warnings s the temp' falls. I don't want to sound like a spoonfeed bludger but what could i do to give different warnings as the temp falls compared to rises?
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    void loop() { Serial.print(" C = "); Serial.print(thermoSensor.readCelsius()); delay (1000); thermoSensorNewVal = (thermoSensor.readCelsius()); if (thermoSensorNewVal < (thermoSensorOldVal-1) || thermoSensorNewVal > (thermoSensorOldVal+1)) //dead band { if(thermoSensorNewVal >= 24.00) { tempWarningMinor(); } if(thermoSensorNewVal >= 28.00) { tempWarningGeneral(); } if(thermoSensorNewVal >= 32.00) { tempWarningDire(); } } thermoSensorOldVal = thermoSensorNewVal; } This activates warning when the temp rises or falls by 4 degrees in one second. But that's not what i was aiming for. I wanted a warning when it was between a certain range of degrees, but not to give that warning over & over, say if the temp rose by one degree but was still in the range of that same warning. What am i doing wrong, and how would i fix it? I suspect the warnings would have to be replaced with some kind of variable? And that would have to run once every time it was selected instead of every loop. Or maybe i'm going about this all wrong. Or in short "temp zone, do nothing until reading reaches value 80 plus or minus 10 degrees is temp exceeds or drops beyond 80, adjust to a value of 6, plus or minus 10 degrees and give warning" But i don't know how to write that in code..
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    Tortron's 3.8 Mayte fair dinkum Mitsi Ute

    I think it's about as flammable as fish oil.
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    Lovers Lane BBQ Burnouts

    Aww man this must be so postponed.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    So how sensitive are these things? I tried electrically isolating them from a system by using LEDs and LDRs. Worked fine at first but then the LDRs decided they'd change their sensitivity base on temp' and battery level ect. But today. I hooked up one to my ignition. The earth wire wasn't connected. It wouldn't turn on without positive & negative obviously. But the other arduino for the dash decided that i was turning on my lights, engine & everything else. When i connected the neg' wire. All went quiet. That was until i turned on one sensor for a coil. The coils weren't connected as i was using test lights to see if they were working the way i wanted. But even with the test lights off that was enough to start giving false readings on the dashboard arduino/making it think it was receiving power to pins connected via leadlights ect. What would cause that?
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    Tortron's 3.8 Mayte fair dinkum Mitsi Ute

    Rust inhibiting protective oil. Seems to protect the undersides of cars ok. Not a miracle cure not every bit helps.
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    Tortron's 3.8 Mayte fair dinkum Mitsi Ute

    Have you considered spraying the underside with R.I.P.O. and black paint or you did that & it just looks like that somehow?
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    Oil Pressure Senders

    I'm wondering if a whole batch of senders were just re-labeled switches. It's happened in the past with oil filters and the drain back valves being backwards.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    You were right, the library i was using likes hex, i figured that out while you were typing. Cheers.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    Hmm. Ok, serial print shows that the input is working well enough, just any command over 0x0009 doesn't work at all. I had it up to 0014 and it worked fine, spec'ed 0020 & 0019 back when it was working to see what would happen. It tried. Weird bug maybe.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    I"m not that advanced AKA IDK how to do that. Edit: i think i figured that out. Trying now execute_CMD(0x03, 0, 0x0009); Works perfectly. Now it works but execute_CMD(0x03, 0, 0x0014); ceased working.