Dashboard Port - Hyperterminal?

I’m trying to create my own dashboard program, so I figured the first step would be to make sure everything is as I expect by checking it in Hyperterminal.

I use the info in the dashboard_spec file from IFI, but try as I might, I can’t get it to display anything other than non-characters (a bunch of wierd symbols).

Somewhere here I read that 19200 wasn’t the correct rate, but even changing that to the suggested one wouldn’t work.

How should I go about doing this?


19200 shold be the correct rate. The dashboard works by sending the ASCII characters for the numbers, e.g. 176 would be sent as “°”, not “176”.

If you don’t want to mess around with the low-level stuff, Sean Witte has a programmable dashboard wrapper at http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/papers.php?s=&action=single&paperid=593

I’ve got a C program that will accept a config file, and write stuff like


to a file… It’s about as close to raw access you can get. I’m not sure how close everything in it works (infact, I suspect everything is off by two), but it might be a good starting point… Let me know if you want it

That makes so much sense now that I think about it. Let me play around with it and see where I can get. Thanks

did you forget about LabVIEW?
the application that was supplied this year is exactly what i was trying to get our team to create for the last 3 years.
it provides a beautiful display of data. the display includes graphing and other display types.

jerry w