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Seeking info/help to setup Race Coordinator from scratch. I know nothing about Arduino or whatever that is. What would I need to buy to run RC? relays/cables/etc

Does anyone have links to what exactly I would need to get my hand on ?

Any help/guidance appreciated


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My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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there was a brilliant article I used a few years back, I'll see if I can find it.


Cheers Grant

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Gref,

This wasn't the one I used but it may help. It even has a download setup guide.

https://www.slotforum.com/threads/race-coordinator-arduino-connection.207683/

Mine was a little more simplistic as I only had one lane, but you will probably need a RichG cable

 


Cheers Grant

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looked at the link, thanks Zegas, confusing, I'd like best of both worlds. I will be the digital version for Scorpius in future but would also like to be able to run analogue also if possible. Would be no pits in analogue as I only routed one pit lane for all lanes. each lane power not necessary, and IR lane sensors would be choice


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regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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Gref

I have several different setups down here using RC

Most are still using the old Trakmate interface.

But I have twi tracks using Ardunio UNO, one generic one genuine.

As for PC and PC we are still running most tracks on old XP machines.

 

I use what are called Terminal shield on the ardunio to make termination easier.

Both single Relay using Relays purchased from EBay.

Sensors are IR transistors one sourced from Syd at WA slot cars, these are the old Sharp transistors. The other is using some unbranded ones I got off eBay. 
Ensure you run each pair of sensors wires back to the Ardunio board.
All the tracks use IR LED. transmitters from Jaycar ZB 1945 5mm with resistors on each led, thing 480 ohm resistors. 

Each lane has a small capacitor across the lane, sourced from old Scalex or SCX cars.

RC has a basic wiring diagram included in the Data folder in the download.

Download RC and play around with it and see in the Uno board will give you enough outputs for what you want, if not you may need a Mega if you decide you may want to do more later on.

I will sort out some pics and try and find some links over the weekend.
 

Email or PM me if you want more info, I have been playing with RC since it was introduced.

But I have no experience with in Digital mode.

 

 

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