[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Apr 27 12:27:56 CDT 2006

Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> [...] Instead of mounting the tank on dumb bolts with a float and sender
> in the tank, chuck the sender and hang the tank on four loadcells. Monitor
> the output from the load cells, say, twice a second. Average the results,
> correct for tilt of the vehicle, keep a 60-second buffer, and have the
> guage display a rolling average of that 60-second buffer. If any cell
> reads differently from the other three by more than twice the expected
> margin or error for, say, twenty consecutive readings, drop it from the
> pool and flag a warning.

This is the industry that's too mean to use a resistor in a flasher circuit
because the bulb is approximately the right value, and you're asking them to
add *four* expensive sensors *and* redundancy when they can bodge it with a
bit of rubber and some cable?

[About a discussion of heavily customised cars.]
I thought they were talking about cheap whores - smelly, ugly, brightly
coloured, waste of money, and got a cock inside them most of the time.
					-- Will Hargrave in uknot

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