CarbOnBal updates and Laptop software released

A project log for CarbOnBal

Arduino based carburetor and throttle body balancer / synchronizer

dennisdennis 04/20/2020 at 19:170 Comments

Hi everyone, I just spent a lot of time tweaking CarbOnBal so this is a heads-up for existing users to get the latest updates from github. There have been a lot of improvements, particularly to usability. This makes it simpler to use out of the box. The previous versions had too much clutter and variables that all had to be set up just right.
The latest version just works, straight out of the box, with no incidental "hanging meters" artifacts.

This also marks the first official release of the laptop (or desktop) companion app.

If you have java installed you just download the .jar file and double click it.

This gives you access to bar charts, meters and a graph for detailed analysis.

To use, just connect your unit to the laptop via a USB data cable. The com port will show up in the toolbar. Select the one that CarbOnBal is connected to and hit "connect". Then you can open the windows containing the relevant graphs and meters. A big colorful laptop screen is ideal for fine-tuning.