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This may get long winded so I'm going to have a short version and a long version for everybody. If you want to read the long version please read the short version as well as it gives some good info before I get long winded.


Short Version:
So basically this program has to read a bunch of inputs that would vary in resistance or voltage, then take those initial readings look as some form of a translation table to give a useable value, which would then in turn displays a value/moves a gauge needle. That sounds simple to me in theroy, and probably is easy to write for veteran programmers, but I would love some guidance on how to tackle this project.

Long Version:
I also want to say that I am no where asking people to write said program/app I just would like a direction or a path that I cant start to follow to go about this undertaking. Thinking about putting a car-puter in a Nissan 300zx TT, it is OBD I so I can’t use some of the OBD II reader software that is Plug and Play. There is a fellow 300zx community member that is writing an app currently for ipod/ipad(that he will eventually port to android) that will take an Arduino Microcontroller read a bunch of sensors before they get to the ecu then create a digital dash board with gauges and bars. He has it set up right now where the Ardunio unit is wireless so he doesn’t have to actually plug something to the ipod/ipad and he can navigate through all the gauges and even controller some relays to roll windows and unlock doors from the ipod/ipad. I would like to Write/Find a program that will accept various inputs from various sensors that can be translated into gauges with that ability to create my own gauge style and layout. I originally thought of wanting to go the route he did and create my own app to do the same thing but I thought, with my limited knowledge, that it would be easier to write something for a car-puter, and then if in the future I ever wanted to i could convert it to an app. I have taken a few basic C++ and I use VBA to write macros a lot at work, so I have a basic understanding of coding. But I really would like someone to point me in a direction and suggest how I should go about doing this because I have no problem teaching myself a language or doing a bunch of reading about said language I just have no idea where to start.
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Intel Pentium Processor G3220  Asus H87I-Plus Corsair Vengeance WD Red 3TB 
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