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This should get you all up and going with our lightbar. You will need to install a few things and get SimHub setup. We will help you with that. Just follow the directions below. (Please note- We do not offer support for the SimHub Software out side of our pre-saved profile we give to you.)
Use the 3 velcro circles to mount your light bar to the bottom of your monitor. The Lightbar was made for a 27' monitor but will work with any monitor that you want to use.
You will need to download the drivers for the card the Lightbar runs off of. You can download the drivers (HERE) Once you have downloaded and installed the drivers, Windows should now see the card. At the bottom of your Windows bar, do a search for DEVICE MANAGER. In device manager, look on the left side until you see PORTS (COM & LTP) You should see USB-SERIAL CH340 (COM?) The spot where the ? mark is should list a number. Write down that number because you will need it when you program the Lightbar in SimHub.
Plug your lightbar in to one of your USB ports. You need to use a 2.0 USB port and you CAN NOT plug it in to a USB hub.
Go to the SimHub website (HERE) and download the program. You should see a link at the top that says "Download SimHub Now" Once SimHub is downloaded, install it. You might see a donation screen as well to get a license. You don't need to get a license for your Lightbar to work and getting a license is up to you but it's only right to donate to them if you are using the program and it's cheep as well. (IracingIflag is not associated with SimHub in anyway.) If you need support for SimHub, go (HERE)
Also download our IracingIflag Lightbar profile (HERE)
Make sure you save this file to "This PC> DOCUMENTS> SIMHUB
Open SimHub and on the left side you will see a list, click on ARDUINO. It will being up a list of text displays and at the top you will see MY HARDWARE, click on that. It should then ask how many arduinos you want to connect to SimHub. Click on SINGLE ARDUINO. Under ARDUINO SCAN SETTINGS make sure SCAN ALL SERIAL PORTS is picked. No other changes need to be made on the left side of the screen. Look to the right side of the screen and you COM should be listed under DEVICES SCAN. This is why you needed to open up device manager to see what com port Lightbar was on. If you are not sure, go to DEVICE MANGER again and look. If you have more than 1 USB-SERIAL CH340 listed, just unplug your Lightbar and take note of what com port goes away and plug it back in and it will list the right com port for you.
After you know your COM number, make sure SINGLE ARDUINO is highlighted and click on OPEN ARDUINO SETUP TOOL. If you have a SKETCH SETUP screen pop-up, just click on START FROM STRATCH.
On the left side, scroll down till you see WS2812B RGB LED COUNT. To the left of that you will see a 0 with + and -. If you are using one of our 15 led strip Lightbars. click the + till it reads 15. Under the DATA (DIN) DIGITAL NUMBER, make sure that reads 4 and then make sure GRB ENCODING is selected under that.
Now look to the right of the screen and make sure ARDUINO NANO (ATMEGA328), OLD BOOTLOADER is selected. Under ARDUINO SERIAL PORT, click on the empty box and select the COM your Lightbar was on in device manager. It should read something like (COM3 USB-SERIAL CH340). Check the box by the I UNDERSTAND THAT UPLOADING THIS SKETCH, bla, bla, bla. and click on UPLOAD TO ARDUINO. SimHub should now be programming your Lightbar. When it says UPLOAD SUCCESSFUL, click on the OK button.
At the top you will see RGB LEDS. Click on that and it will bring you to MANAGE YOUR RGB LEDS.
Click on PROFILE MANAGER. You will see some icons to the right of NEW PROFILE, Click on the IMPORT PROFILE. You should now see a file called Iracing- IRIFPresets15.ledsprofile. Click on that and then click save. On the next screen, click on LOAD. All of our Presets should no be loaded for you and you are read to race with your new IracingIflag Lightbar!
On the left, click on games and then find iRacing in the list and click on it. SimHub should run iRacing for you.
You will need to run iRacing under the SimHub program to use your Lightbar.
Again, we do not offer support for the SimHub program outside of our saved profile. If you want to play around on the many things the LED strip can do under SimHub please feel free to do so, just make sure you have a copy of our pre-set file so you can come back to it again if needed. If you have questions or need help doing other effects on the Lightbar, SimHub has a great community on their website.
If you need help getting your Lightbar up and going, we have made a step by step video for you to help you get up and racing with your IracingIflag Lightbar.
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