Category Archives: Drifting

Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 11

To follow up on the last posting, I managed to get the output to Dashware to work correctly. Turns out the GPS isn’t a reliable source of timing. I wound up having a few issues with finding and syncing datalogs … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 10

Beta units have been sent out and I finally got a chance to test out my own unit at the track. So far my own personal use has shown quite a few enhancements I would like. But overall the logging … Continue reading

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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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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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