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Old 04-28-2016, 11:08 AM   #121
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:18 AM   #122
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:37 AM   #123
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As the NATO Logistics Commander for Enduring Freedom (Bosnia), Gen Clark (USAFE CC) damn near crashed one of my C-21s to come see me and left a note on my chalkboard, "You can never bring too many bullets to a gunfight" - may have had something to do with the fact that we were running over 900 air mission/day.

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... to be totally honest it was hours and hours of sheer boredom interspersed by moments of sheer terror while flying......lol.
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My consulting business lasted 5 years. I sold two technology integration concepts to major industries and retired again.

Am now just trying to live a life of "ease and grace." ... with a little Land Speed Racing to rev up the adrenaline. I started racing SCCA Autocross, graduated up to road courses, then decided to try Standing Mile Racing on airport runways and was hooked. The bus allows me to take my car in a covered transport and not have to worry if I blow up the car (I'll just winch it back up in the bus and go home).



I've already traveled the world a few times. The bus lets me travel the country with my gal in comfort at our own pace. Short camping trips, we don't even bother to bring the car. Longer trips, if I'm not racing or showing the car, it serves as our "runabout." I want to take the next two years and travel from race to National Park to race, rinse repeat until something breaks.







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Old 04-29-2016, 08:49 AM   #124
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....Engineer, Designer, Scientist...... Expertise in Stealth, Electronic Warfare, Integrated automated offensive & defensive weapons systems.....


After retirement started my own computer consulting company (yeah, I'm a geek too). As a hobby, I install, create, program, CarPC computer systems. My CarPCs tie into every system on the car as well as GPS nav, full-time internet, and quite a bit of automation.

Gizmog, how about designing a "stealth" bus! Let's put your skills to the test! Of course it would need offensive and defensive capabilities!
So would the integration systems you designed work for a skoolie? You have a group of potential customers here that would love to tie in everything in an rv/bus but are not tech savvy. Let us know if you have something that would work, I would be interested. I'd love to see a "low cost" skoolie with everything integrated so it could be monitored/controlled by an ipad/tablet to show up the million dollar coaches that have the high dollar integration systems! (Monitoring and management for Engine/transmission, climate control, Black/Grey/Potable water, electrical system, entertainment system, vehicle lighting and electrical, etc).
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:56 AM   #125
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Gizmog, how about designing a "stealth" bus! Let's put your skills to the test! Of course it would need offensive and defensive capabilities!
So would the integration systems you designed work for a skoolie? You have a group of potential customers here that would love to tie in everything in an rv/bus but are not tech savvy. Let us know if you have something that would work, I would be interested. I'd love to see a "low cost" skoolie with everything integrated so it could be monitored/controlled by an ipad/tablet to show up the million dollar coaches that have the high dollar integration systems! (Monitoring and management for Engine/transmission, climate control, Black/Grey/Potable water, electrical system, entertainment system, vehicle lighting and electrical, etc).
I'm going to be doing a lot of that with my bus.. Not so much guns and stuff like that but automation yes! .. Since it's going to be my dev bus I'll be running a lot of networked, iot , probably make my switch panel all glass, of course ill have climate computerized.. Led color changeable lighting etc

I'm not doing a full conversion so no water and kitchen stuff to control...

There is a build on this board that is a high end tech build, I'll have to find the thread.. It's great!! He is using zone chillers and all..
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:12 AM   #126
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I'm going to be doing a lot of that with my bus.. Not so much guns and stuff like that but automation yes! .. Since it's going to be my dev bus I'll be running a lot of networked, iot , probably make my switch panel all glass, of course ill have climate computerized.. Led color changeable lighting etc

I'm not doing a full conversion so no water and kitchen stuff to control...

There is a build on this board that is a high end tech build, I'll have to find the thread.. It's great!! He is using zone chillers and all..
Christopher
Yeah, I notice several builds like yours and OffGrid1 where those that are tech savvy are doing this. I'm talking about us non-techies that might be interested on the integration but need something as plug-n-play as possible. If it's mechanical, metal, wood, etc I can fabricate and pretty much do anything. When it starts getting into the computer/electronic realm my eyes glaze over and I hear some strange language
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Everytime I'm asked this and I start rambling on and on, folks accuse me of lying - I'm sorry I've been so busy living my life.


Retired Air Force Officer: Pilot, Engineer, Designer, Scientist, Logistician, Commander. Expertise in Stealth, Electronic Warfare, Integrated automated offensive & defensive weapons systems, Expeditionary Deployment. Associated A/C: T-38, F-5, F-16, F-117, F-22, F-35, AF-1, EA-6, C-12, C-21

As the NATO Logistics Commander for Enduring Freedom (Bosnia), Gen Clark (USAFE CC) damn near crashed one of my C-21s to come see me and left a note on my chalkboard, "You can never bring too many bullets to a gunfight" - may have had something to do with the fact that we were running over 900 air mission/day.


Been there, done that!

Tried it twice on F/A-18 simulator landing on a carrier - no thanks, I can't swim well enough.





After retirement started my own computer consulting company (yeah, I'm a geek too). As a hobby, I install, create, program, CarPC computer systems. My CarPCs tie into every system on the car as well as GPS nav, full-time internet, and quite a bit of automation.



My consulting business lasted 5 years. I sold two technology integration concepts to major industries and retired again.

Am now just trying to live a life of "ease and grace." ... with a little Land Speed Racing to rev up the adrenaline. I started racing SCCA Autocross, graduated up to road courses, then decided to try Standing Mile Racing on airport runways and was hooked. The bus allows me to take my car in a covered transport and not have to worry if I blow up the car (I'll just winch it back up in the bus and go home).



I've already traveled the world a few times. The bus lets me travel the country with my gal in comfort at our own pace. Short camping trips, we don't even bother to bring the car. Longer trips, if I'm not racing or showing the car, it serves as our "runabout." I want to take the next two years and travel from race to National Park to race, rinse repeat until something breaks.













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Old 04-29-2016, 10:22 AM   #128
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Yeah, I notice several builds like yours and OffGrid1 where those that are tech savvy are doing this. I'm talking about us non-techies that might be interested on the integration but need something as plug-n-play as possible. If it's mechanical, metal, wood, etc I can fabricate and pretty much do anything. When it starts getting into the computer/electronic realm my eyes glaze over and I hear some strange language
a lot of the plug N play technologies out there for home can be integrated to a bus..

for instance, if you have a modern bus you likely have an OBD2 capable connector.. using the Cheap "Torque" app and a dongle plugged in now you have the ability to see MANY engine parameters.. no real tech savvyness needed except to load the data points file... which is easy..

Internet connectivity... Mobile hotspots such as verizon and AT&T.. (yeah you pay data).. then you can install plug N play home stuff such as Phillips hue lights (remote controllable, color changing LED house lights).. the app runs on that same android tablet or ipad.. (switch screens fro mthe engine app).. or use your cell phone on wifi...)

want zoned integrated sound? apple airport express's (especially the older ones).. each had an audio out jack.. plug them into your speakers.. they connect to wi-fi.. easy to configure with apple's airport utility..).. use your ipad or iphone and play a song.. simply select from a list which one you want to send the audio stream to and bam! zoned remote control music...

this is all stuff that is pretty easy to get going.. no code to write, no circuits to build, etc...

you can even outfit many camper A/C units with a remote controllable home thermostat similar to Nest, venstar, honeywell, etc(if you have the right units)..

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:44 AM   #129
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a lot of the plug N play technologies out there for home can be integrated to a bus..

for instance, if you have a modern bus you likely have an OBD2 capable connector.. using the Cheap "Torque" app and a dongle plugged in now you have the ability to see MANY engine parameters.. no real tech savvyness needed except to load the data points file... which is easy..

Internet connectivity... Mobile hotspots such as verizon and AT&T.. (yeah you pay data).. then you can install plug N play home stuff such as Phillips hue lights (remote controllable, color changing LED house lights).. the app runs on that same android tablet or ipad.. (switch screens fro mthe engine app).. or use your cell phone on wifi...)

want zoned integrated sound? apple airport express's (especially the older ones).. each had an audio out jack.. plug them into your speakers.. they connect to wi-fi.. easy to configure with apple's airport utility..).. use your ipad or iphone and play a song.. simply select from a list which one you want to send the audio stream to and bam! zoned remote control music...

this is all stuff that is pretty easy to get going.. no code to write, no circuits to build, etc...

you can even outfit many camper A/C units with a remote controllable home thermostat similar to Nest, venstar, honeywell, etc(if you have the right units)..

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Old 04-29-2016, 01:39 PM   #130
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My life is boring compared to yours, even compared to a snail.
At over 50 yrs old, there's a lot of living behind me, but I think I got a lot more to go. Ohhhh, the stories I could tell... but half are still classified and I retired 15 years ago.


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Gizmog, how about designing a "stealth" bus! Let's put your skills to the test! Of course it would need offensive and defensive capabilities!
So would the integration systems you designed work for a skoolie? You have a group of potential customers here that would love to tie in everything in an rv/bus but are not tech savvy. Let us know if you have something that would work, I would be interested. I'd love to see a "low cost" skoolie with everything integrated so it could be monitored/controlled by an ipad/tablet to show up the million dollar coaches that have the high dollar integration systems! (Monitoring and management for Engine/transmission, climate control, Black/Grey/Potable water, electrical system, entertainment system, vehicle lighting and electrical, etc).
What Caddykid said^ A lot of what's available is off-the-shelf home automation stuff. Believe it or not, I haven't even bothered to think about a CarPC for the bus. Its my refuge away from all that stuff. I guess when we go full-time, I'll do something - nav, cams, and security; but it won't be nearly as extensive as my demo car( it has over a mile of additional wiring, 30+ sensors, 20+ added relays, 4 relay controllers, 18 USB accessories, etc, etc, etc).


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