Author Archives: Yoshi

Drift Nirvana SC 3/26/17 lessons learned

*Disclaimer – This is mainly a brain dump for my own personal archive Lesson of the day: Originally, my intent (as it has been the last few events) has to become accustomed to LFB and its proper usage. I did … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 9

Ok well it’s almost been a month but a ton has been done. I managed to gather 4 beta testers and get a few of the newer arduinos. The screen is a higher resolution (I think 480×320 instead of 320×240) … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 8

A bunch of miscellaneous things have gotten done but nothing super substantial. The logger viewer is basically in limbo for now. I had a bunch of feature requests and things that I thought would be useful. The GUI layout has … Continue reading

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Manual Brakes Postmortem

Warning: This will be heavily biased towards my specific setup. If you have had issues with boosterless brakes, this might work well for you though. My brakes finally feel ok. I just finished a drift event 2 days ago and … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 7

It seems like every time I make a post on this project, I do completely different things than I set out to do in the post. I wound up cleaning up some code (but not much). I realized that the … Continue reading

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E30 Brake System Overview

While troubleshooting my general brake issues, I found numerous gaps in my own knowledge. So here is my current understanding of the general E30 brake system (within reason). To start, late model E30s (not sure about before) have a 17mm … Continue reading

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Manual brakes – LS E30 problems

The LS swapped E30 inherently has to ditch the vacuum assisted brakes. Directly bolting the factory master cylinder to the firewall causes a large increase in pedal effort that isn’t acceptable. For this reason, the brakes cannot be left alone. … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 6

A lot has happened in 2 weeks. I found out that the I2C bus is easily susceptible to noise like in an automotive environment so the UART connection made a bit more sense. Even though it can only take in … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 5

OK I lied. The urge to work on the expansion of inputs won over and I’ve done a bunch of research into that. The I2C connector the OBD2 plug uses is an expandable bus while the UART plug is only … Continue reading

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Drift Box

Drift boxes are units for on track data acquisition. Many aftermarket units are well into the thousand dollar range. I’d like to create a cheap unit for data logging and drift telemetry. Drift Box Day 0: Project overview Drift Box … Continue reading

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