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==10 minute RaceCapture/Pro Quick Start==
 
==10 minute RaceCapture/Pro Quick Start==
 
 
These quick start instructions will get you logging data in 10 minutes with 10Hz GPS and 30Hz accelerometer and Yaw sensor sampling rate.  
 
These quick start instructions will get you logging data in 10 minutes with 10Hz GPS and 30Hz accelerometer and Yaw sensor sampling rate.  
  
 
Let's begin!
 
Let's begin!
RaceCapture Pro Quickstart Guide
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==RaceCapture/Pro Quickstart Guide==
 
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Video Quickstart
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Race-Capture.com
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1. Registration 
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go to http://race-capture.com/ sign up!! (have a good password! If you need one generated and a great way to remember them, lastpass.com. Remember your password, and have a secure one!)
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2. Email verification
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Check your inbox, click where it says to in the email we sent you (just checking that it’s you).
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3. Login
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Do that login thing! (you wrote down your login and password right? good.)
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4. Setup your Race unit
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5. Spec your car setup
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6. Setup your settings (who can see what)
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7. Watch a race
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8. Sharing a race
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9. Sharing your stats.
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===Get a memory card===
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* Find yourself a memory card between 2 and 32GB in capacity. Not required, but bonus points for formatting and removing clutter.
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* Push it in to the slot until it's seated.
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** The card slot is a "push-in / "push-out" design like a clicky ball-point pen; the card is properly seated when it's in the innermost position.
  
Race Analyzer
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===Secure===
  
1. Connecting USB to your computer (verifying drivers)
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Mount RaceCapture/Pro securely to your car.
2. Validating SD card
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3. Registering your Race Capture Pro
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4. The Interface
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5. Your first time logging
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6. Import the sample file
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7. View the Sample Data
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8. Analyze the sample data
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* Ideally mount the unit flat and in the center of to get the best effect from the built-in Yaw Sensor.
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* If you're desperate for a quick test, there's no shame in bungie-ing / rubber-banding it to your arm rest!
  
Race Capture Pro Redbox
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===GPS===
1. Registration Completion (did you find the serial number)
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2. Connect to your PC
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3. Plug it in and go racing
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4. Connecting power
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5. Connecting the GPS antenna
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6. Mounting the unit
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7. What the lights mean
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8. Pressing the button (what have I done?!)
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9. Taking the chip out (or for that matter, putting it in) (yes the SD card, that’s what we meant)
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10. Sensors overview
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11. Sensors list (suggested, along with online links)
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* Plug the GPS module into the rightmost dual-RJ11 port of the unit, located to the right of the status LEDs.
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* Place the GPS module on the roof of the car via it's magnetic mount.
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* For a quick test, just toss the GPS module onto the dash or the floor of the car!
  
Race Capture Pro Telemetry
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===Power===
  
1.Registering and connecting your telemetry system
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Provide power to RaceCapture/Pro. You can do this in several ways:
2. Your sim card (where to get it, what you pay, when you use it, where it goes)
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* Hard-wire it to a 9-24v power source, such as your car's electrical system.
3. Mounting
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** RaceCapture/Pro consumes very little power when running (about 100mA) so you can tap into most any existing circuit that has an ignition switched voltage source.
4. Connecting
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5. Software connection
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Race Capture Pro Bluetooth Transmitter
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* Power it from a USB charge port in your car
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** Use the included USB cable to connect to a USB charge connection in your car.
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** Since the USB cable can vibrate loose, this is a quick and dirty solution, and we only recommend it for ad-hoc testing!
  
1. Mounting and connecting the unit
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* Power it via USB from your computer
2. Pairing the unit
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** It gets boring quickly, but this is good if you want to just 'bench test' the system.
  
Race Capture Pro Bluetooth Android Dash App
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===Verify===
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Turn the power on to the unit and wait until the lights on the front panel indicate the unit's state:
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* Lower Left LED: Steady green when the unit has power.
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* Lower Right LED: Flashes once per second when acquiring GPS lock.
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* Lower Right LED: Flashes ten times per second when GPS lock is acquired.
  
1. Loading the app from the android play store
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In addition, the remote GPS unit will also flash a red light once per second when the GPS lock has been acquired.
2. Logging in
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3. Using the dash (the video)
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===Log===
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Once you have GPS lock, press the button on the front to start logging data!
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* The default configuration of RaceCapture/Pro is to log 10Hz GPS and 30Hz accelerometer and yaw.
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* There are ways to automatically start/stop logging! see our [[RaceCapturePro_HowTo|How-To guide]] for more information
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* You should see the upper right LED flashing rapidly, indicating data is being written to the card.
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** If you see the red light appear, there was a problem writing to the SD card. Verify you have a card that's in good shape (you can read/write to it) and it's fully inserted.
  
How to operate a Chicken
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===Rinse/Repeat===
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You can start stop logging as much as you want. Each time logging starts, a new numbered log file is created on the SD card.
  
1. The Beak is not for eating
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===View / Analyze===
2. Neither are the feet.
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Load the log file into the [[RaceCapturePro_SoftwareOperation|Race Analyzer]] software, or, you can manually analyze the raw data since the files are written in plain Comma Separated Values (CSV).
3. The bones aren’t for eating either, and keep them away from dogs and cats.
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4. Heat the rest till the juices run clear.
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5. Dig in!
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Latest revision as of 05:38, 9 July 2013

10 minute RaceCapture/Pro Quick Start

These quick start instructions will get you logging data in 10 minutes with 10Hz GPS and 30Hz accelerometer and Yaw sensor sampling rate.

Let's begin!

RaceCapture/Pro Quickstart Guide

Get a memory card

  • Find yourself a memory card between 2 and 32GB in capacity. Not required, but bonus points for formatting and removing clutter.
  • Push it in to the slot until it's seated.
    • The card slot is a "push-in / "push-out" design like a clicky ball-point pen; the card is properly seated when it's in the innermost position.

Secure

Mount RaceCapture/Pro securely to your car.

  • Ideally mount the unit flat and in the center of to get the best effect from the built-in Yaw Sensor.
  • If you're desperate for a quick test, there's no shame in bungie-ing / rubber-banding it to your arm rest!

GPS

  • Plug the GPS module into the rightmost dual-RJ11 port of the unit, located to the right of the status LEDs.
  • Place the GPS module on the roof of the car via it's magnetic mount.
  • For a quick test, just toss the GPS module onto the dash or the floor of the car!

Power

Provide power to RaceCapture/Pro. You can do this in several ways:

  • Hard-wire it to a 9-24v power source, such as your car's electrical system.
    • RaceCapture/Pro consumes very little power when running (about 100mA) so you can tap into most any existing circuit that has an ignition switched voltage source.
  • Power it from a USB charge port in your car
    • Use the included USB cable to connect to a USB charge connection in your car.
    • Since the USB cable can vibrate loose, this is a quick and dirty solution, and we only recommend it for ad-hoc testing!
  • Power it via USB from your computer
    • It gets boring quickly, but this is good if you want to just 'bench test' the system.

Verify

Turn the power on to the unit and wait until the lights on the front panel indicate the unit's state:

  • Lower Left LED: Steady green when the unit has power.
  • Lower Right LED: Flashes once per second when acquiring GPS lock.
  • Lower Right LED: Flashes ten times per second when GPS lock is acquired.

In addition, the remote GPS unit will also flash a red light once per second when the GPS lock has been acquired.

Log

Once you have GPS lock, press the button on the front to start logging data!

  • The default configuration of RaceCapture/Pro is to log 10Hz GPS and 30Hz accelerometer and yaw.
  • There are ways to automatically start/stop logging! see our How-To guide for more information
  • You should see the upper right LED flashing rapidly, indicating data is being written to the card.
    • If you see the red light appear, there was a problem writing to the SD card. Verify you have a card that's in good shape (you can read/write to it) and it's fully inserted.

Rinse/Repeat

You can start stop logging as much as you want. Each time logging starts, a new numbered log file is created on the SD card.

View / Analyze

Load the log file into the Race Analyzer software, or, you can manually analyze the raw data since the files are written in plain Comma Separated Values (CSV).