Drag Racing DP3000/DP2000

DP3000 module

Downloads

Download Version 6.90  Latest version  includes USB to Serial drivers (for COM port) in a zip file

Download USB to Serial Driver for OLD USB to serial cable (grey cable)

Download DP900-bracket-v958   Auto pairing of cars 

Download DP900-bracket-v957    Auto pairing of cars 

Download DP3000/DP2000 Manual

Download Trackmate Time Slip Printer Driver

YouTube Video on bracket racing with auto pairing  Paid option    

 

Troubleshooting - FAQ

I don’t have the password

There is no password on a fresh install, just click OK

 Invalid Com Port, Trackmate Interface not found

First try this... Trackmate software go to Setting> click on Auto Detect Com port button. 

If you are still having problems do following steps

  1. Install the USB-to-serial-driver, which is a small program you will need to run just once. You should be able to find it on the Trackmate USB stick supplied or the software link provided.
  2. Unplug the USB to serial  cable for a few seconds and plug it back into the computer
  3. Restart the Trackmate DP3000 software, and try again. In the Trackmate software go to Setting> click on Auto Detect Com port button.
  4. If it still doesn’t work, exit the program and wait 10 minutes and try again. If it still doesn’t work, reboot and try again.

 

Tree does not come down when I click start?

Go to settings and click AUTO SET COM port button

 

Race finishes immediately after lights goes green

Most likely a bad finish sensor click menu>test to test sensors.

 

DNF Not reading finish line sensors or No speed

Make sure the sensor is all the way up and touching the braid,  there should be no material between the sensor and braid. Braid on the car should be flat, so the guide flag is as deep as possible on the slot. Try replacing the sensor. Verify that there is no bump on the track, like a speed sensor pushing too much on the braid causing a bump.  It can also be that the car is going fast and the air is lifting the car, try adjusting the aerodynamics of the car.

 

Error 430  

Uncheck all sounds or install voice drivers. There are two programs in the voice driver directory run those two programs then voice should work.

 

Error on startup

In Settings>Display/Print.....Make sure you have a printer selected for both time slip and regular. You can not leave it blank. If you have no printer installed on your computer,  you can select Microsoft XPS printer.

 

When running one car I have to wait a long time for results

Use the ESC key to force the end of the race. You can also reduce time out delay in settings. 

 

ET - DI not showing up in results screen

Note: You need to be using Dialin or Index. 

Uninstall program and reinstall in C:\DP3000v670 instead of c:\program files\...

 

Right side of the screen is missing, not all the data fits on the screen.

This is caused by having the screen resolution set to low. You must have at least a resolution of 1024x768. To increase resolution right click a blank area on your desktop and then click properties>settings and adjust screen resolution.

 

Both Prestage and Stage Lights come on at the same time

Go to Settings>Stagging. You can select prestage/ stage on newer software version called Place car in stage beam.

Invalid Com Port, Trackmate Interface not found

First try this... Trackmate software go to Setting> click on Auto Detect Com port button. 

 

If the computer is not connected to the internet you will encounter this problem.

Install the USB-to-serial-driver, which is a small program you will need to run just once. You should be able to find it on the Trackmate USB stick supplied or the software link provided. After installing software plug the USB to serial  cable into the computer, and try again. In the Trackmate software go to Setting> click on Auto Detect Com port button. If it still doesn’t work, exit the program and wait 10 minutes and try again. If it still doesn’t work, reboot and try again.

 

Script out of range

Go to View>logged Races and clear data

 

Testing Board and the Tree

To test the board and the tree no PC is required. When you power on the board, the Tree should start a left-right sequence going from top to bottom, starting with the top left Prestage bulb and ending with the Right bottom Red bulb.

 

All the Tree lights are on, it seems backwards

Go to settings and just click OK to update the module with the settings, if lights still remain on.. go to settings and change check/uncheck Invert Tree signal

 

Test Sensors

To access the Diagnostic Screen click Test on top main menu
When the sensor is not blocked square will appear Green, when the sensor is blocked square will appear Red.
Square will also appear Red if that sensor is not installed. It is important that you actually block the sensor to verify that it turns red. 

Note: Paper is not sufficient to block the sensor so you must use something that is completely opaque.

 

Sensors not working (HO small round sensor type)

You need to have sufficient light above the sensors. Fluorescent, CFL, and LED lights will not work. Use halogen, incandescent light or Trackmate Infrared LEDs. Contact Trackmate for more information.

 

Run Time error

If you don’t have speakers plugged in you may get a runtime error, In the Trackmate software go to menu> sound and uncheck all the sound boxes.

 

When I pre-stage both pre-stage and stage lights come on?

That's how it works if you have ‘place car before stage’  selected in settings. This means only the first sensor is used for staging the second sensor starts time and red lights.  Only block the first sensor when using this mode.  

 

I’m getting weird times, what is causing it?

Click on topMenu>Test. This will bring up the diagnostic screen. 

GREEN means the sensors see light; RED means the sensors are blocked.  

 

When I stage the car the Pre-stage and Stage lights go out, it’s working backwards, why?

Uncheck invert sensor signal in settings.

 

On Pro tree The Yellow lights seem to stay on too long/too short

Go to settings and verify that the pro tree time is set at .400

 

The MPH doesn’t seem right

Is the distance of the speed trap set correctly in the settings?  

Set the speed multiplier in the settings to 1 for actual MPH.

 

Is there a way to shorten the time for the tree to start after clicking start?

You can set the tree delay range in the settings.

 

My ET was quicker and I still lost, why?

ETs do not include the reaction time.