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by emdash
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Installing RCP MK III into an Open Cockpit Car
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

I got a bit further, good enough to validate that the overall setup works, not compact enough for the car in question. The sad story is that I'm selling that car soon, so the immediate need for the project is gone. But I know a lot of people who build racecars, so I may find motivation to finish wha...
by emdash
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: CAN mapping discussion
Topic: Can Bus Simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Can Bus Simulator

Found on tindie: https://www.tindie.com/products/kevinli ... mulator-2/

It's a little pricey, but it might be money well spent for race teams wanting to validate their dash / logging setups.
by emdash
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Installing RCP MK III into an Open Cockpit Car
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

Update

Been working pretty hard on this ... to busy to post regular updates, but hopefully will have some pictures to throw up later.
by emdash
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Battery Voltage Channel Configuration? (RCP Pro Mk 3)
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Battery Voltage Channel Configuration? (RCP Pro Mk 3)

Not sure where this post belongs... The Battery channel is present, and the channel does vary with engine RPM. But the value is off scale -- I'm seeing value of like 0.3 at idle - 0.8 with the engine racing a little. Does this channel depend on power coming from the Molex connector to work correctly...
by emdash
Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Installing RCP MK III into an Open Cockpit Car
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

High-End Split Chord Grips / Glands / "Entry Plates&quo

For those not familiar, a Chord Grip a.k.a. cable gland, is just a way to run a cable into an enclosure that's fast and easy and water-tight. Normally this means the cable can't have a connector on it, otherwise there's no way to pass it through. But there are split ones. I just can't seem to find a...
by emdash
Tue May 28, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Agonizing about Strategy

Been hacking away. My desk is a bit too messy to take clear pictures right now, you'll just have to bear with me. The cabling situation is a little bit awkward: I've got power, HDMI, and USB that all need to be run as separate cables, between three different devices. Allowing for maintenance, so I d...
by emdash
Tue May 28, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Enclosures

Found this website which has a nice range of products, including some that are easy to open and close. https://www.polycase.com/hinged-enclosures I'm sure a metal enclosure is better form an RF / EMI perspective, but the hinged / latching cover would be more convenient for working with it. It's prob...
by emdash
Fri May 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Update

I started an alternative dashboard project specifically to support this board (though it should be portable to other linux boards).

See the following post: viewtopic.php?t=6137
by emdash
Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Installing RCP MK III into an Open Cockpit Car
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

Update

So, I started writing an alternative dashboard application , which means I have been focused on that rather than the actual installation. Basically, I went through the rigamarole of creating a buildroot project to get a raspberry pi to boot straight into the app, and was kinda disappointed with both...
by emdash
Thu May 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: Introducing uDashboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1831

Introducing uDashboard

I have started an alternative dashboard software project specifically for driving a dedicated display from low-end hardware like the BeagelBoneBlack (BBB), Raspberry Pi, etc. https://github.com/emdash/udashboard It's not intended to replace the full functionality of the race capture application -- o...
by emdash
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Final Conclusion

I spent a couple solid days horsing around with buildroot, trying different combinations of libraries, and was never able to get anything but the pre-compiled demos to use the GPU. What it comes down to is this: the beaglebone black's PowerVR GPU is perfectly capable, but linux software support is l...
by emdash
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Android

I have tried two different android images: http://icculus.org/~hendersa/BBB_JB_Android_3_8_13.img.bz2 https://newcontinuum.dl.sourceforge.net/project/bbbandroid/bbbandroid_111514.img.xz Neither of these seem to enable hardware acceleration. The former seemed to run reasonably well. The later was pai...
by emdash
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: Raspberry Pi support - enables a hard-wired, dedicated dash
Replies: 117
Views: 59531

Buildroot package for RCP App

I am working on adding a buildroot package for the RCP app, along with a default config for Rasberry Pi (and if I can manage it, BeagleBoneBlack) which will boot straight into the app. No more mucking around with apt. This would enable pretty much turn-key build of an optimized sd-card image which w...
by emdash
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hardware and Installation
Topic: Installing RCP MK III into an Open Cockpit Car
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

Porting App to BeagleBone Black

Started a new thread to document porting to the BeagleBoneBlack:

viewtopic.php?p=29509#29509
by emdash
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: RaceCapture App Operation and General Q&A
Topic: RCP App on BeagleBoneBlack
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Progress (edit: added link to github Pull Request).

I have been traveling for a few days, so not as much progress as I would like. But some progress: Got some accelerated demos working in the stock debian distribution Got first working buildroot config which boots, and allows ssh login Got the QT5 Opengl Demos to run with acceleration Got Kivy buildi...