How to set up the floor tracking area

How to set up the floor tracking area

The Floor tracking area is a kind of HorizontalGrid Environment that consists of reference bars with IR markers and a soft protective covering. It can be easily assembled just like a puzzle.
The set up of the floor tracking area is shown in details in our video.

Preparing for setup

To assemble the floor tracking area you will need an Environment routing scheme. You can create it in AntilatencyService or contact Antilatency support to get such a scheme.
Before getting to the assembly, remember to check the package. Open your routing scheme in AntilatencyService. In the upper part of the window you will see:
  • bars count - number of reference bars, that this Environment consists of;
  • power sockets count - number of power sources.
For each power source, you will need one power bar.
On the right side, you will see a list with a number of connecting bars and connectors necessary to assemble this Environment:

Assembling the floor tracking area

Set the bars according to the Environment's scheme taking into account the direction of each bar.
You can determine the direction of the bar by the two closely spaced markers.
Connect the bars with connectors.
Please note: the circuit of reference bars must not be closed!
To connect the power supply, you will need an additional power bar that isn't displayed on the routing scheme. To assemble this part of an area you need a connector for a greater number of bars than is on the scheme.
For example, your power supply is located in the corner where two bars are crossed. In this case, you need a T-connector for connecting three bars.
On the routing scheme it can be displayed as follows:
And when assembling it looks as follows:
If you need to assemble a small tracking area like one that consists of 4 bars with markers, you can connect all the bars at once and then cover them with tiles.
But if your tracking area is bigger, we recommend starting assembly from one of its corners. First, assemble a small part of the tracking area and cover it with tiles, then assemble another small part, then continue until the tracking area is assembled.
Now you can connect the power supply to the tracking area. If it is set up correctly, all the markers will light up green.