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EasyRaceLapTimer

EasyRaceLapTimer is a complete open source IR lap time tracker all-in-one solution for FPV racing quads.

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What you get with EasyRaceLaptimer:

Features:

  • host system for tracking the laps
  • IR transponders (code & schematic files for building them) with a transmitting range of 2 to 4 meters
  • 63 available transponder IDs when using the project transponders
  • changing the ID via a push button on the transponder, no additional programming required (started with version 0.3.1 of the transponders)
  • update transponders with new code (Arduino hardware needed)
  • setup guide for building your Raspberry PI host station
  • the host station is also a WiFi access point to change configs etc on the fly
  • monitoring mode, you can watch the stats with your mobile phones
  • add your own team logo to the monitoring mode
  • detailed stats about pilots and races
  • sound effects for various events in a race
  • TCP/IP and serial connections support for receiving lap times and commands from other time tracking systems
  • export race events to PDF
  • standard practice/ time trial mode
  • competition mode for racing events with time penalties (satellites needed)
  • automatic restarting of a race session after a specified idle time
  • and much more comming soon

Important notices

EasyRaceLapTimer works basicly with any IR transponder, as long as you provide code for interpreting the IR pulses. Just have a look at the ir_daemon tool.

Be sure to use the full size of your SD card on the Raspberry PI

sudo raspi-config

Important information

The documentation for the project can be found in the /docs directory. There's also a huge RCGroups thread with lots of answered questions, images etc.

Version 0.5.x

You can download a SD card image for the PI of EasyRaceLapTimer on the following pages:

http://www.airbirds.de http://www.easyracelaptimer.com

There's also an introduction video to the system.

file structure

/docs documentation of nearly every part of the package

/web

the rails application

/Arduino

all arduino sketches

/ir_daemon

the cpp daemon for receiving the IR pulses

/datasheets

schematic files and more for transponders etc.

Installation

fetch the source via git with the following command

git clone git@github.com:polyvision/EasyRaceLapTimer.git

more details of each indivial package can be found in the docs folder

Contributors

license

The complete project uses the GPL V3 license

development and sponsoring by AirBirds

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