as always YMMV but here's what I did.
1) get an intel based chromebook
NOTES: i say intel base because i didnt feel like fighting with ARM libraries and using an intel base chromebook RCP_app works without doing anything special. I bought the $249 Asus C300 http://amzn.com/B00KD5SEPK but even the $199 Acer CB3-111-C8UB http://goo.gl/dc1xB3 should work
2) install Crouton https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
NOTES: I opted for installing ubuntu 12.04 but you may want to install a newer version (like trusty thal) also just my preference is to stick with the xfce linux window manager as the default unity manager may be a bit much (lots of tutorials on the net like this one http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to- ... h-crouton/ )
3) follow a combination of these and autosportlabs tips for prepping a linux system to run the app. https://github.com/autosportlabs/RaceCapture_App
NOTES: the linux flasher util works as well to update the RCP firmware to V2 if you haven't done that yet.
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sudo apt-get install python-software-properties # if running 12.04 to install tools for next command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kivy-team/kivy # adds the kivy repo sudo apt-get update # updates the sources to include software from the kivy repo sudo apt-get install python-kivy # installs kivy sudo apt-get install python-serial python-requests #installs some other python libraries globally sudo apt-get install git #installs git so you can pull down the latest version of the RCP_app git clone git://github.com/autosportlabs/RaceCapture_App.git #pulls down said app cd RaceCapture_App #changes into the newly downloaded directory sudo python ./racecapture.py #runs the app - needs sudo to get easier access to serial port
hopefully I didnt miss anything and you now have a cheap laptop you can take with you to the track to configure/analyze your RPC and still use to cruise the internet at home!