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kE7JLM
02-19-2008, 11:44 PM
Does anyone know if IFI offers source code for the Dashboard program? I am planning on making a Custom GUI (really it is a GI) for our ROV and I thought the source code will save me a lot of time. Although i have been told it is possible I have never seen it done. I greatly appreciate any help someone can give, Thank you.


I will try to do this in VISUAL BASIC

Joe Ross
02-19-2008, 11:54 PM
The source code for the IFI Dashboard is not available. They did document the protocol, so you can write your own. There are also several versions in the whitepaper section here, for which the source is available.

The Lucas
02-20-2008, 12:17 AM
You could use Labview (http://sine.ni.com/devzone/cda/epd/p/id/3422)

seanwitte
02-20-2008, 08:34 AM
Or you can use this:

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/1765

You just write a user control that inherits from a base class and implement the callbacks that receive dashboard packets. You can write it in either VB.NET or C#, whichever you prefer. You don't have to parse anything or worry about the serial IO. There are a few nice controls in the 2008 control library. It also has a UDP packet relay that lets you share the data stream with another PC running the dashboard software.

ND4SPD
03-13-2008, 05:19 PM
Thanks for this. I'm trying to create a much more intuitive dashboard for our robot. I'm going to try an recreate this using WPF. Will hopefully update soon!