RACECAR-MN Software Setup¶
This page will walk you through the steps needed to set up the operating system of a RACECAR-MN. You can view the full instructions here.
- Download the latest version of the image file.
- Unzip the file (the extension should be
- Find a computer that has an SD port, and plug in the micro-SD card in the SD adapter.
The operating system of your computer has will determine your next steps.
(These instructions have not been recently tested.)
- Find the device name for your SD card. This can be done by using the
lsblkcommand before and after plugging in the SD card; the new device is the card. It will look something like
- Unmount it with
- Open a terminal and navigate to the folder containing your image (it is probably in downloads, so on a fresh terminal
cd Downloadsshould work).
- Finally, begin the copy process with
sudo dd bs=1M if=name_of_image.img of=/dev/name_of_sd status=progress. The image is 128 GB.
(This section has not been completed yet).
Creating an Account¶
- Once you plug in your router and turn it on, go into a browser and type into the address bar
- This should present you with a login page, type in the default username and password for the router. If you are not sure, try “admin” for both.
- Set a new username and password for the router login, and make sure to set a password for the Wi-Fi.
Connecting a RACECAR-MN¶
For each car you want on this network, you must do the following:
- On the car, connect to your newly created network.
- Under network settings on the car, click the checkbox enabling the “allow for all users” connection option, this will ensure the car connects without needing you to login first.
- Also make sure to tell the car to connect to your network automatically.
- Once connected, type
ifconfig, find the entry for Wi-Fi (it should be “wlan0” or “wlo1” or something else starting with a w), and after that find a 12-digit alpha-numeric code delimited by colons (it should look like
d0:53:7a:bf:01:a6or something similar, not
ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff). This is called the MAC address.
- On the router’s online portal, navigate to the DHCP settings page.
- Add a reserved address for the car of
###is your chosen 3 digit car number. Put the MAC address mentioned before where prompted, and make sure you click enable and apply.