Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
LapMonitor is a lap timing system for radio controlled cars. It is easy to set up for training or for races
Created by
157 backers pledged €22,318 to help bring this project to life.

About

LapMonitor: Multi-user lap timing and counting system project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • Deutsch
    • Español (España)
    • Français
    • Italiano
    • Português (Portugal)

€22,318

157

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

61f787ec3a10ffb83d5cc07457b05557 original.jpg?ixlib=rb 2.0

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

 Introducing LapMonitor

One year ago, we started to develop a lap timer to spice up car races with our friends. We tested it on many scaled cars, off road and on-road and it worked fine. Then we decided to go further in the development and making it easy to install and to use for everyone. 

That’s how LapMonitor came to live ! 

Setting-up a timing session is extremely-fast. Put the LapMonitor box on the outside of your track, Plug the transponder in your car, launch LapMonitor app on your smartphone and you’re ready to go. 

LapMonitor can be used to time training and races ! 

Timing your training session helps you to improve your performance and increases the fun as you try to beat yourself with every lap. With LapMonitor you get an instant feedback with the spoken lap-times

LapMonitor can time multiple cars and has a race mode. You can instantly start race whenever you want with your friends. You will know who is the fastest

The results of your training and races can be stored or shared 

LapMonitor is Multi-language. Lap-times are announced in your native language (only if speech synthesis is supported by your smartphone in your language) 

LapMonitor integrates a high quality bluetooth module certified by many regulators (FCC, CE...) with a wireless range of up to 80 meters. Therefore it’s easy to find a place to put it on a trackside without range issue problem with your smartphone. It uses Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) which saves your phone battery and enables LapMonitor to run up to 150 hours of races with only 2 AAA batteries 

Strech goals

  • €70 000 LapMonitor website to share online your result on each track
  • €120 000 Add Live lap-time sharing to multiple smartphones during race or training session 

Where are we?

Board design are complete, we have tested the pre-series devices and they work fine. Our assembly factory is ready to start the production. A first batch of component is already stocked at the factory for the very-early birds. 

Our plan 

  • January 2017 Very-Early birds delivery
  •  Febrary 2017 Early birds delivery 
  •  March 2017 All other rewards

Who we are ? 

Our names are Franck, Jean-Claude, we are the co-founder of GY-FX. 

Franck is an electronic and software engineer. Passioned by RC models since childhood. He's been working on challenging R&D electronic and software projects for more 20 years. He started by controlling the axis motors of scintigraphy cameras, worked on the development of audio CD burners and recently worked on IPTV set-top boxes software development. He is co-author of a patent on Wifi QoS (US 8472462 B2) 

Jean-Claude is a robotics engineer. He worked at the head of development of industrial robots, in the production of the first smart-cards, folding press devices, nuclear medicine and many other devices. He is co-author of many patents in nuclear medicine (US6242742B1, US6246057B1 …)

Specifications 

LapMonitor: 

  • Multi-driver 
  • Bluetooth 4.0. Range: up to 80 m
  • Power supply: 2xAAA batteries (not included) 

Transponder: 

  •  IR range: 5-10 meters depending on weather conditions 
  •  Power supply: 3.7-8.4v via RX connector 
  •  Protected against reverse polarity 

Smartphone application:  

  • Multi-driver 
  • Multi-language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese already supported 
  • Training and race mode 
  • Live race commentary
  • Spoken lap-times
  • Save, export and share your results

Smartphone requirements: 

  • Iphone 4S,5/6/7, Ipad 3/4, Ipad mini 2/3/4, ipad Air/Air 2 (with IOS 9 or 10)
  • Android 5.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher 

Risks and challenges

As with any hardware product, there can always be delays or issues with the supply chain, manufacturing, and/or shipping/logistics. We have decided to produce in a factory 10 miles away from our company to limit all these risks. Moreover our partner has already stocked the critical components for the very-early birds.  These risks should be minimized. However, since risks cannot always be predicted, we do promise full transparency should any issues may arise in order to keep you informed. We are committed to bringing you the best possible product we can.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €79 or more About US$ 88

    Very Early Bird Training pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 1 transponder

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 45 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €89 or more About US$ 99

    Early Bird Training pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 1 transponder

    (Normal Retail Price: 129€
    You save 40€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €99 or more About US$ 111

    LapMonitor Training pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 1 transponder

    (Normal Retail Price: 129€
    You save 30€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €104 or more About US$ 116

    Very Early Bird Duo racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 2 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €129 or more About US$ 144

    Very Early Bird Friends racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 3 transponders

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 44 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €139 or more About US$ 155

    Early Bird Friends racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 3 transponders

    (Normal Retail Price: 179€
    You save 40€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €149 or more About US$ 166

    Friends racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 3 transponders

    (Normal Retail Price: 179€
    You save 30€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €159 or more About US$ 177

    Very Early Bird Team racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 5 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 22 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge €169 or more About US$ 189

    Early Bird Friends Team racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 5 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €179 or more About US$ 200

    Team racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 5 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €259 or more About US$ 289

    Very Early Bird Club racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 10 transponders

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 10 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €279 or more About US$ 311

    Early Bird Club racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 10 transponders

    (Normal Retail Price: 349€
    You save 70€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge €299 or more About US$ 334

    Club racing pack

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 10 transponders

    (Normal Retail Price: 349€
    You save 50€)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge €349 or more About US$ 390

    Very Early Bird Club racing pack plus

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 15 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge €369 or more About US$ 412

    Early Bird Club racing pack plus

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 15 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge €389 or more About US$ 434

    Club racing pack plus

    You will receive 1 LapMonitor, 1 Tripod, 1 Holder, 15 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge €419 or more About US$ 468

    Very Early Bird Mega Club pack

    You will receive 2 LapMonitor, 2 Tripods, 2 Holders, 15 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge €429 or more About US$ 479

    Early Bird Mega Club pack

    You will receive 2 LapMonitor, 2 Tripods, 2 Holders, 15 transponders

    (Pack only on Kickstarter)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)