The following documentation is available to understand how the Jive Derby operates from the ground up. Feel free to use this solution to power your own Jive Derby and/or as a reference for building multi-faceted Jive Add-Ons.
Local Environment - Raspberry Pi 3
For more details, see README
Cloud Environment - Amazon AWS
For more details, see the README
Deconstructing the Jive Derby
A detailed breakdown of all supporting aspects of the Jive Derby, including Jive components and cloud design.
Jive Derby - Rules and Restrictions
An example of a Jive Derby announcement with rules and car specifications.
As with most awesome projects, it is never done on an island. The following are some companies who were pivotal in making the Jive Derby experience come to life.
Special thanks to Robert at DerbyMagic.com for not only stocking the Derby Track, Electronic Timer and supporting Lego hardware, but also for sharing his technical knowledge regarding the specs for the Derby Timer and solenoid starter, which allowed us to fully automate the race experience from our Raspberry Pi! If you have a desire to run the Jive Derby on your own, we strongly recommend giving Derby Magic a shout.
Special Thanks Alan Shreve at ngrok for creating an amazing and invaluable tool with such great features. Not only does ngrok expedite the development life-cycle for cloud-based solutions, it (in this case), enables secure on-the-ground bootstrapping of locally run services to be discovered with minimal requirements on the available internet service!