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Noob question here. Car loop basic sold out everywhere so I impulse bought Carloop Pro. Does this alter any instructions provided by Hank ect. for carloop basic?
 

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Noob question here. Car loop basic sold out everywhere so I impulse bought Carloop Pro. Does this alter any instructions provided by Hank ect. for carloop basic?
should be the same process.
the pro version just has GPS / bluetooth features...which doesn't affect uploading / ECU writing.
 

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I am going to purchase...

1. Carloop ($40, bare unit) Carloop
2. Particle Photon ($20) Photon WiFi Development Board

And make my own Carloop Basic. Seems like a no brainer, considering Carloop Basic is 'out of stock'. Has anyone had any trouble going this route. I don't see why there would be any issues, in fact I am almost certain there won't be. Also, figured I'd throw this out there as an option for others, instead of buying a $150+ unit with GPS/Cellular, unnecessarily.

 

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I am going to purchase...

1. Carloop ($40, bare unit) Carloop
2. Particle Photon ($20) Photon WiFi Development Board

And make my own Carloop Basic. Seems like a no brainer, considering Carloop Basic is 'out of stock'. Has anyone had any trouble going this route. I don't see why there would be any issues, in fact I am almost certain there won't be. Also, figured I'd throw this out there as an option for others, instead of buying a $150+ unit with GPS/Cellular, unnecessarily.

That is exactly what I did. It worked out perfectly.
 

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Hmm, might have to do that myself!
 

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That is what I posted earlier in this thread.
 

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Ok so My Carloop Pro Arrived. I'm following Hanks video and the device wont connect. The device is showing as 'electron' not 'photon'. Have I made a big mistake going the Pro rather than basic?

The middle board also looks drastically different to a photon
 

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Ok so My Carloop Pro Arrived. I'm following Hanks video and the device wont connect. The device is showing as 'electron' not 'photon'. Have I made a big mistake going the Pro rather than basic?

The middle board also looks drastically different to a photon
I read somewhere that they only like a particular cable and won't connect with just any cable, do you have any other cables you can try?
 

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I read somewhere that they only like a particular cable and won't connect with just any cable, do you have any other cables you can try?
Sorry I should clarify. The device is showing as connected in the virtual machine. Light turns green and menu shows connected. Is reading as electron though. I've tried 3x cables I have
 

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Ok so My Carloop Pro Arrived. I'm following Hanks video and the device wont connect. The device is showing as 'electron' not 'photon'. Have I made a big mistake going the Pro rather than basic?

The middle board also looks drastically different to a photon
I'm not an expert, I just screw with this stuff as a hobby so take this with a pinch of salt.

They use the same microcontroller just with a different package(WLCSP vs LQFP), and the pinouts are largely the same. The Electron has two pads "up top" that the Photon doesn't(Li+ and VUSB), but all the pins down to the A0/D0 level of the boards are the same:
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I don't have one to try, but can't see why it wouldn't work.

EDIT I just double checked the pinout diagrams of both and the pads of the microcontroller((STM32F205RG) are wired identically for common pins.
 

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Ok so My Carloop Pro Arrived. I'm following Hanks video and the device wont connect. The device is showing as 'electron' not 'photon'. Have I made a big mistake going the Pro rather than basic?
if you can't get it to work, you can return the carloop pro for a refund. meanwhile order the basic 2 components.
FYI...the guy that these get returned to, doesn't respond to emails. but he did refund me once received and verified condition.
 

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Ok so My Carloop Pro Arrived. I'm following Hanks video and the device wont connect. The device is showing as 'electron' not 'photon'. Have I made a big mistake going the Pro rather than basic?

The middle board also looks drastically different to a photon
I didn't have the opportunity to test it on a Pro but it should work. It's a different particle device indeed (electron instead of photon) but should work as we also shipped electron firmware.
 

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For anyone wanting a Carloop basic, I just posted an extra one I have on eBay.

 

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How does the drift stick work? Do you have to do the daftABS in order to gain access to it? And do you need to have the Carloop in the OBDII port to use the drift stick feature?
 

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How does the drift stick work? Do you have to do the daftABS in order to gain access to it? And do you need to have the Carloop in the OBDII port to use the drift stick feature?
ABS tune then carloop device to take the ebrake signal and lock the rear abs. You also need traction control off to trigger it but it works in every mode.
 

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Sorry I should clarify. The device is showing as connected in the virtual machine. Light turns green and menu shows connected. Is reading as electron though. I've tried 3x cables I have
Please let us know if you get this working. I ordered a pro as well and it got here on Friday, but i’ll be unable to test it for sometime unfortunately.
 
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