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96DXCivic
96DXCivic SuperDork
10/19/10 2:22 p.m.

Has anyone heard more from Brent?

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/19/10 2:31 p.m.
turboswede wrote:
alfadriver wrote: For that particular project- I was wondering where the main board came from. It looks like a custom prited circuit board.
Yes, the board is a custom made 4-layer board with some surface-mount components. My plan was to build it in a breadboard and see if Parallax or someone else would produce the boards. You can have boards produced on your own. Google around and you should find some info on folks doing their own boards, including software, how to flow solder using a toaster oven for SMT, etc. I'm still working on pricing the components out. Haven't even looked at board production. At least he provided the code he used.

We figured as much. The guy I'm working with mentioned a few places that will print custom boards- 3 at a time, for a very reasonable price. I'll ask him for a source.

We are using the same Parallax processor/software. Pretty easy, apparently, to work with. It's almost identical in theory, to the project- but components are being sourced from sparkfun.com, too- since they have a great variety of premade sub boards. Easy to put together.

Civic- I've not heard from Brent for about a year and a half. Was on his first list of prototypes, since I do data acq for a living (just the taking of massive amounts of auto data part).

96DXCivic
96DXCivic SuperDork
10/19/10 2:48 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver:

Did you get to work with system at all? I am starting to look for data acq for a Formula SAE car and I was thinking about contacting them to see if they would be willing to sponsor/ let us beta test their hardware.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/19/10 3:43 p.m.

In reply to 96DXCivic:

No, just got a few e-mails- something must have happened.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic SuperDork
10/19/10 3:53 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver:

I will send them an email in the next couple days and see what happens.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/18/11 11:38 a.m.

Ok so this might be a stupid question but what all do the off-shelf data acq systems record?

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/18/11 12:19 p.m.

(as a defense, the guy we loaned the system to has dissapeard. no idea what has happened- we may have to build a new one)

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/18/11 12:45 p.m.
alfadriver wrote: (as a defense, the guy we loaned the system to has dissapeard. no idea what has happened- we may have to build a new one)

??

Would it be possible to do a data acq system using an arduino board?

http://www.arduino.cc/

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair SuperDork
2/18/11 12:51 p.m.
Capt Slow wrote: hmmm how am I going to justify this to my wife???

are you going to live another year? if so, i'm pretty confident you've got a birthday coming up.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/18/11 12:52 p.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

Yes. My "team" does not know the art of programming an arduino board, though. that's why he chose the propeller. It's more a matter of knowing how to program the interface between the board and the I parts (analog channels, GPS, etc), and formatting right for the O parts (to chip, recorder, etc).

I'm still quite happy with our set up, the last we left it.

And the other answer is- I last talked to him in December, asking him to send the box back. Nothing since them- I'm WAY more worried than upset. It makes me very nervous that he would have disappeared like that. I'm still hoping to head out to Bonneville this summer.

Capt Slow
Capt Slow Dork
2/25/11 1:53 a.m.

Wow this is a zombie thread. I ended up buying the traqmate. The built in software was really the determining factor.

I would hate to be in the business of building this kind of hardware. nearly any of the newer smart phones have all the sensors you need built in to them. Its really just a matter of getting the software sorted.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
9/16/11 7:52 a.m.

So I heard from the Autosport Lab guys a couple weeks ago saying that public beta testing would be starting soon.

freds4hb
freds4hb None
11/23/12 1:43 p.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic: Yes, the AutoSport Labs unit is up at Indiegogo here http://www.indiegogo.com/RaceCapture It works great!

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