Setup

Directions

The recommended setup sequence is:

  1. Shooting tarp
  2. HD computer
  3. Tracking camera
  4. Hockey Copilot app
  5. HD projector

This order is prioritized for the technology-related steps so feel free to setup and install the Shooting tarp area first or last.

What you Need

Prerequisites

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There are five tarp frame installation types. Wall-mounted is most common, but the others can be simpler and cheaper if your environment permits.

Common environments include training facilities, sport courts, field houses, gyms, home basements, garages, shops, and businesses.

  1. Wall-mountedEnvironments with high or low ceilings
  2. Ceiling-hungEnvironments with low ceilings
  3. ClotheslineEnvironments with tight walls or pillars
  4. Net-clippedEnvironments with existing netting walls installed
  5. EnclosureEnvironments of all kinds (golf sim conversions, mobile, etc.)

Environment

  1. 1x Shooting area
  2. 1x Internet
  3. 1x Table or computer stand/cart or ceiling-mount

Items (wall-mounted)

  1. 3x 16"-20" wall brackets
  2. 1x 2"x4"x16' board ½ cut OK
  3. 1x 16' dowel wood or metal & ½ cut OK
  4. 1x 250' paracord spool or bungies
  5. 12x Screws + washers for brackets
  6. 12x Screws + washers for tarp

Tools (wall-mounted)

  1. 1x Drill
  2. 1x Stud finder
  3. 1x Tape measure
  4. 1x Pencil
  5. 1x Level
  6. 1x Step ladder
Environment Notes

Shooting area (gym, basement, garage, etc.)

  • Minimum - 10'W x 8'H x 18'L (~3x2.5x5m)

Tarp area (wall, ceiling, clothesline, net-clipped, and enclosure)

  • Minimum - 10'W x 7'H x 1'6"L+ (~3x2.5x1m)

We're exploring a frame-enclosed option. If you want this, please let us know at ideas@hockeycopilot.com.

Items Notes

Replace 16' above with your tarp width (10'-16' are supported)

For convenience, we will provide a pre-filled Home Depot™ online shopping cart for the above items Queued*

The Lite Kit is great for those with any combination of existing computer, projector, tarp area, or golf simulator.

View our FAQs for details, specs, and tips

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Tarp Directions

1. Shooting Tarp

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The below steps assume the wall-mounted installation type.

  • Note Some people need the 2"x"4"x16' board and dowel cut in ½ for easier transport. In this case you'll need an additional bracket and its hardware for the board and a coupling for the dowel.
  1. Measureand mark where you want your brackets on the wall
    • Note The 16'x12' tarp wraps around the dowel at the ground to support 16'x10', 16'x9', 16'x8', etc. This also allows flooring upgrades (skating tiles, gym tiles, etc) without having to remount your brackets.
    • Note Make sure to include the 2"x4" height in your height-from-ground calculation
  2. Mount bracketsto the wall studs using washers (optional) and screws while ensuring the brackets are level
  3. Align the tarpand 2"x4"x16' board next to each other with a 2" side laying on the ground
  4. Fasten the tarpto the board through the grommets using washers and screws
  5. Hang the boardon the brackets
  6. Fasten the boardto the brackets
  7. Place the doweland wrap the excess tarp around it
  8. Tie the tarpby threading the ties (or bungies) through the excess tarp grommets and around the board so the dowel has a resting position
    • Note The dowel's weight helps the tarp graze the ground so that gravity returns it to this resting position after each shot
    • Note We highly recommend placing additional soft material behind the tarp to ensure this resting position is reinforced
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Computer Directions

2. HD Computer

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  1. Unbox and plug-in—at desired location (table, computer stand/cart, etc.)
  2. Turn-on—and follow the on-screen setup
    • Note We recommend you opt-out of the additional products Microsoft tries to push on you
    • Note If installing at a business we recommend not using an existing personal Microsoft account
  3. Connect to internet—Wi-Fi or wired
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Tracking Camera Directions

3. Tracking Camera

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  1. Unbox
    • Note Skip to step 6 if pre-assembled
  2. Fasten hardware—at the top-most area of the larger slot of the mount
    • Note Leave it loose enough that it can be hand-tightened in a later step, but not so loose that the hardware slides down the slot
  3. Place washer
    • Note This step is important to prevent unwanted heat transfer
  4. Fasten tracking camera—starting at 90° and thread 270° clockwise
    • Note Pinch the screw head against the back of the mount when threading the tracking camera clockwise to ease installation
    • Note Don't overtighten it and ensure that the washer prevents metal to metal contact
  5. Adjust—so that step 2 and step 4 have a combined snug—but not tight—fit
    • Note This eases subtle tracking camera rotation during calibration when using the app
  6. Plug-in USB-C—connector to the tracking camera through the slot
    • Note The USB-C connection should be vertical—fix step 2 if it is not
  7. Plug-in USB—connector into a blue USB port of the computer
    • Note The blue USB color signifies higher data-transfer speeds which is required for the tracking camera

You may later want to fix the tracking camera mount to a surface (table, ceiling, etc.). This is what the base slot is for. Hardware is not included for this optional step as the material to fix to varies by user preference.

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App Directions

4. Hockey Copilot App

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  1. Plug-in Tracking Camera—to the computer using a blue USB port as previously mentioned
  2. Download—your Hockey Copilot app installer via the web link provided on your download card
    • Note Pay attention to where you download—Desktop or Downloads are common default download locations
  3. Double-click the installer—and follow the on-screen setup
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Projector Directions

5. HD Projector

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  1. Unbox and plug-in—at desired location (table, computer stand/cart, etc.)
  2. Connect—HDMI cable from projector to computer
  3. Turn-on—and adjust position, height, and zoom level to tarp space
    • Note The projection rectangle does not need to be flush with the entire tarp
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