Hello all, I am new to arduino and this site and haven't done any programming in my life but want to have a go. I have a project in mind and would like to know what you guys thought on feasibility.
Basically I want to make a smart Flasher relay for my vehicle, I would like it to function as follows,
One touch of the column switch 3 indicator flashes,
Latched in position constant flashing ( as normal ),
Hazard warning lights switched one once, normal hazard flashers ( as normal ),
Hazard warning lights switched on off on within 2 seconds, indicator strobe effect ( recovery vehicle etc),
Finally load sensing so when a trailer is attached it flashes the trailer indicator reminder light on the dash ( optional but already does it on the standard relay)
I have already made a basic circuit with a transistor and a relay hooked up to the arduino and can control the flash rate of the relay by changing the time delay on the blink sketch, that is as far as I have got.
The problems with that are the relay is constantly ticking in the dash, and the switches just tell which indicators to light up and also I don't know how to implement a strobe effect with a relay.
Any help with programming or circuit diagrams would be much appreciated, please explain things in very basic terms because I am a complete novice, to explain the wiring of my Landrover better, here is a link to the wiring diagram for the indicators page 70http://www.idc-online.com/technical_references/pdfs/electrical_engineering/Electrical_Circuit_Diagrams.pdf
Many thanks in advance!