Racecar Setup Helper

This page will help you clone (download) your racecar repository and install the racecar command line tool.
Field Description Example(s) Input Errors
GitHub repository The clone link of your team's racecar repository on GitHub classroom https://github.com/MITLLRacecar/racecar-matthew.git
Absolute path The full path to the directory on your computer in which to store the RACECAR repository Windows: C:\Users\sally\Documents
Mac/Linux: /home/sally/documents
IP address The IP address of your RACECAR, which should be provided by your instructor. 192.168.1.200
Operating system The operating system of your computer Windows, Mac, Linux

Instructions

1. Prerequisites

Before you begin, follow all of these steps to install the necessary software and create/join a team on GitHub classroom.

2. Enter input

Fill in the inputs in the table at the top of this page. For more details, see here. When you are finished, press the "Generate" button.

3. Clone repository

To clone your team's GitHub repository onto your computer, open a new terminal and paste in the following command:

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After completing this step, you should find a new directory called racecar-[team-name] in the location you specified in step 2. If not, consult the troubleshooting help here

4. Create config file

To create the racecar tool config file, paste the following commands into a terminal.

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After completing this step, you should find a new file called .config in the scripts folder of your racecar directory (created in step 3). If not, consult the troubleshooting help here

5. Setup racecar tool

To set up the racecar tool, paste the following commands into a terminal. Each set of lines not separated by 2 empty lines is one command, and must be pasted together.

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To test that the racecar tool was set up correctly, enter "racecar test" into the terminal. It should print the following output:

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If it does not, consult the troubleshooting help here