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LapMonitor is a lap timing system for radio controlled cars. It is easy to set up for training or for races
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 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.

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    Early Bird Training pack

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

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