Category Archives: Drifting

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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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 4

I finally managed to get the OBD2 protocol working. It was mildly embarrassing but at least it works now. The screen shot below looks like a jumbled mess but that’s ok. To help figure out sizes and place things appropriately … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 3

Well at least I’ve made some form of progress. I originally wanted to make the log files queue all data then export gut the gps polling and other parts of the system don’t update in unison so it was simpler … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 2

It’s only been a year and two months since my last update. I did get a lot of interest in this project so I figure I’d update. Before I put this away last time, I managed to get all major … Continue reading

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Driver Theory: Jefferson Expansion Post Mortem

Well that did not go according to plan. Jefferson wound up getting run in a reverse configuration. The course started at the #11 corner station and ran clockwise until corner station/corner #1. I only managed to get 2 honest runs … Continue reading

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Driver theory: Jefferson Expansion Pre-writeup

This will likely be my last event for the year as I have a baby coming so I figured I would tackle a track I haven’t ever driven before. The great Jefferson Expansion. It’s known for being a fast and … Continue reading

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Snap oversteer on drift transitions

Haven’t written in a while so let’s give this a go with some setup theory. This past weekend I got to drive quite a few cars. But the two that stuck out were an E36 and E30. The E36 was … Continue reading

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Wiring gauges and automotive 12v systems

The other day I upgraded my anemic 16″ pusher fan for a smaller fan that pushed out twice as much air. Sadly, it’s amp rating went from 15 ish to 25 amps. I wired in the new fan in place … Continue reading

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Front Caster and Camber

Long time no update right? Today let’s talk about caster and camber as it pertains to drifting. Originally, I went by this write up by Mike Kojima. But it’s a bit out dated now and either my skills are better … Continue reading

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