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VRC"s Pieter Bervoets interviewed at LiveRC

25.06.2013   Category: Site news

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LiveRC has published a long interview with the founder of Virtual Racing Industries and VRC Pro Pieter Bervoets. In case you have missed it and want to find out about the history of VRC Pro go to the LiveRC website and the 'Talk-it-out on Tuesday' column.

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16.07.2013 [07:15]
That was a great read! Thank-you Team VRC for making such a great sim/training aid. I can only imagine what is to come..I'm fairly new and can already see this helping me with my real racing. Pieter, thank-you so much for your help..I'm glad I signed up.

Keep up the great work.
03.07.2013 [19:52]
A very interesting article, which resumes almost twenty years of history.

"..That changed into a small unit that you could hook up to your receiver and which plugged into the RS232 port of your PC, back then PC didn’t have USB ports yet. That worked great and I though this device was so unique that I wanted to patent it..."

That small unit (around 1995) was a very interesting electronic device. It was connected to the PC game port (DB15 connector usually on game cards), not to a RS232 port.

The PC expected to find resistances there, but the receiver presented varying width pulses, so that small unit had to do the conversión: very curious indeed!!!

It worked well, but at that time appeared digital radios with PCM coding. Classical receivers presented servo pulses one after the other, as they were generated at the transmitter, but digital receivers could generate them simultaneously after decoding PCM data. I think that interesting unit didn't work with these receivers, but someone remembering those days may correct this.

Later, with Windows Vista (2007), the PC game port was abandoned. That was a correct decision, since the pulses generated at the game card (NE558) with length depending on the external resistances had to be measured by the processor with sampling, and it was absurd to stop the microprocessor for this during 1 to 2 ms for each measurement. USB joysticks were already common.
01.07.2013 [00:49]
lol....
28.06.2013 [00:20]
I am happy to see our VRC maturing and our community growing.
27.06.2013 [16:13]
Great job Pieter and VRC Team, I have seen the first versions and its amazing what we get now!
27.06.2013 [12:00]
thank you this is great job :-)
26.06.2013 [20:53]
Great job Pieter and VRC team!:-)

26.06.2013 [20:35]
Interesting to see some more background here...I had no idea that Pieter WAS Serpent...and that VRC started as a promotional tool! Oh, how much it has grown!

Our local racing team ran nothing but Serpent for years, and we had the good fortune of being able to race with Billy Easton and Paul Ciccarello at last year's Novarossi Challenge.

I hope that VRC will continue to grow it's active member base, and lives up to all of the expectations that Pieter has for it. As much as we, in the community have high expectations, I think that Pieter probably has the highest, and he will not rest until VRC has surpassed what anyone could possibly expect.

Thank you Pieter, Tim, Todd, Tony, Lubo, (Marek?) and everyone else at VRI!

Edited by author: 26.6.2013 20:11:55 GMT
26.06.2013 [18:23]
Great Pieter and thank you for your revolutionary ideas ..
You know always look forward and this project shows it ... Team VRC never stops working

I really hope to see many people here and grow up community

Kevin :-D
26.06.2013 [14:37]
Great work ! Thank you ! : )

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