CR-1 Sim Dash Setup Instructions
- Plug in your CR-1 with the supplied Mini USB cable. Windows will automatically detect and install the correct driver for the CH340 USB device. If it does not, you can download the CH-340 Drivers here.
- To use the CR-1 you will need to install SimHub. You can download the latest version here
- Once downloaded, extract and install SimHub making sure to install the .net libraries if you don't have them already.
- Open SimHub and click on the Arduino icon on the left
- Click on the "My Hardware" Tab at the top, and click Single Arduino. After a few seconds, you should see the following screen showing the detected hardware. It's ok if your COM port number is different, it will depend on other hardware you have installed.
- Now that SimHub is installed and has detected the hardware, your CR-1 should be showing the time like this -
- It's time to customize your displays, so let's set up the RGB LEDs to act as a shift light
- Click on the LEDs tab at the top of SimHub, and you should see the "DEFAULT" layout. We are going to create a new layout, so click New Layout and give it a name. Uncheck the box that says "Enable this layout when game is not running"
- Click on the "Add RGB Mapping" button at the bottom, then click the arrow on the left to expand the new section. For the first set of LEDs we're going to start with a Green to Yellow gradient for LEDs 1 to 8. Change the color of the "start led" section to green. Change the Position number of the "end led" section to 8 and change the color to yellow. Finally change the value of the "end led" section to 60. You can see in the final section called DATA that the property we are reading is RPMs and by default this is a percentage so from 1 to 100.
We will now repeat these steps for the remaining LEDs. Add a new RGB Mapping and expand it. Set the start position to 9 and the color to orange. Set the value to 61 and check the "included" box. Change the end position to 13 and the color to red. Set the value to 90.
- Finally, add another RGB Mapping and expand. Set the start position to 1 and the color to red with a value of 91 included. Set the end position to 15 with color red and a value of 100. What this will do is change all 15 of the LEDs to red for the last 10% of the RPM gauge giving a good indicator that you're hitting the redline.
- Now all that's left to do is start your game, so go to the Game screen and click on the game you wish you use with Simhub. It should prompt you for automatic configuration so let that happen, if not you need to click the "open instructions" link in the top right and follow those instructions for configuring the telemetry for the game. By default when in game the 8 digit display will show current lap, current gear and speed. If you wish to change what's displayed you can go to the Screens tab in the Arduino section and edit to show whatever you want.
- If you want to dive deeper into configuring the LEDs and Screens please read the excellent SimHub Wiki.