Version 56: Smooth Operator

Project 56This is a small update, with most of the changes in the background, but there is one thing we wanted to call out: For those of you who have a UniBox, this version makes it much more useful. The gyro and accelerometer axis are now smoothed to make it easier to see the data, and we added a new math channel: Inverse corner radius.

Inverse corner radius tells you how much the driver is turning. A value around 0 means no turning. A value above 0 means you’re turning right. A value below 0 means you’re turning left. The higher/lower the value, the sharper the turn. This way you can see if, for example, in one lap you had a sharp turn-in and a smooth exit, or the other way around, and you’ll be able to see which one is faster.

A graph showing inverse corner radius

In the highlighted section, the green lap loses about 0.2 seconds. On the inverse corner radius graph, you can see that the red lap turns in earlier, and then switches direction slightly sooner, than the driver in the green lap.

As always, you can get the new version from the downloads page, or simply restart your old version of Off Camber Data. If you would like to contribute, feel free to just comment on the blog, or send us an email at!

Finally, if you are going to the Supernationals in Las Vegas, make sure to say hi! We’ll be there from Thursday to Sunday.