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Old 03-04-2010, 06:06 AM   #1081
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Stimulator is done! now i'll be able to test the Megasquirt as I build it. this will eliminate the "Pray it works and turn the key" issue.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:10 AM   #1082
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it's gonna be a long night....

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The first time assembler of average skill can count on spending 8 to 12 hours assembling and testing the MegaSquirt® V3.0 main board
thanks for warning me i guess....
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:02 AM   #1083
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well i'm going to bed. it's 8AM over here and I really need some sleep.

The stim is done as you all can see. and here's where the megasquirt is at:



The power supply section is all built. the Serial communication bit is done, the clock circuit is completed. I put in the processor and tested everything/downloaded the firmware... i'm maybe half way through building the input circuit and just don't feel like digging through ALLDATA to figure out my timing inputs right now.

i'll keep you guys posted if i make any more progress today.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #1084
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that's neat....... I guess it works each thing you hook it up to (the stim)?
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #1085
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yeah the stim basically acts like an engine so when hooked up to the megasquirt i can verify input and output values and operation of the tuning algorithms and such. it's also useful for powering up the megasquirt at my desk, for downloading firmware and testing operation with MegaTune, etc. etc.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #1086
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damn. How much would you charge to assemble a Megaquirt setup for a standard Zetec equipped focus? It seems like there is more work/wiring/understanding involved than I have....
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:45 PM   #1087
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I'll undercut DIYautotune's price and i'll configure it for the focus's ignition and fuel systems. let's say $100 (plus the price of a kit of course) for a fully-assembled and tested (with my stim) unit and if i can find a base tune I'll throw that on there as well. these things take a while to put together, but I'd be willing to help out an FF member for a good deal (diyautotune charges about $400 to get an assembled kit and then you have to put the firmware on there yourself and everything else) also if you wanted to buy the EEC-IV adapter on DIYautotune i'd be willing to put that together for you as well.

if you're seriously looking into it shoot me a PM and we'll talk about it.
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that EEC-IV adapter.....that's basically the OBD port right?
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:11 PM   #1089
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no, what it does is make it so that the MegaSquirt plugs into your stock wiring harness through the stock ECU connector. so it makes life easier for people who aren't doing crazy wiring setups like I am (cause I'm crazy and stuff lol)
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Looks like everything is turning out ok! I hope you got some sleep
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