Electronic timing

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Electronic timing

Post by Pack212Scouter » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:54 pm

I know...a little high tech because of the style of the race, but with about 150 boys racing, we are looking for a more reliable and easily used system. Has anyone ever heard or seen an electronic system for raingutter?



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Re: Electronic timing

Post by John Shreffler » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:37 pm

I did one once.


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Re: Electronic timing

Post by Pack212Scouter » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:32 am

Can you give me any details? It would be much appreciated.



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Re: Electronic timing

Post by John Shreffler » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:23 pm

The job I did was one of a kind. The electronics were installed in a small box. The sensor and receiver pairs were looking over the top of the gutters at eachother. The boats' sails eclipsed the infrared light beams, and a LED at the end of the gutter showed the results to the audience. Simulataneously, a message was sent to a computer and the results were displayed in Hyperterminal, but you could also use GrandPrix for management. The mounting of the various parts on the gutter was done by double-sided foam tape, which is renewed for each time it was set up.

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