Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

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Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by AJMD » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:38 am

Plan to build a short (20 ft) test track. Any plans/schematics out there for an inexpensive timing circuit just to check the elapsed time.?



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Post by john4840 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:49 am

I found this site that sale PWD timers for $37 plus $7 shipping. You can find it here. Is that cheap enough?

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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by pgosselin » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:13 am

john4840 wrote:I found this site that sale PWD timers for $37 plus $7 shipping. You can find it here. Is that cheap enough?

John

I stumbled upon that site too and have emailed them twice and not received a reply. I wonder if they are out of business. Shame, I really wanted to purchase two of their PWD timers for a test track I am building.

Paul



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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by AJMD » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:13 pm

I emailed the site and got a very quick response. Swanberg Technologies. the unit looks good and the p;rice is right. Plan to order one in the AM.
I also emailed them a second time with a specific question and received an response,.

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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by stang68 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:04 am

Has anyone built one of these units,the price sounds good.We may look at building a few of these to loan for test sessions.



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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by FatSebastian » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:03 pm

pgosselin wrote:I stumbled upon that site too and have emailed them twice and not received a reply. I wonder if they are out of business.
Paul, check if your spam filter is intercepting the messages. It has happened to others.



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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by pgosselin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:16 pm

FatSebastian wrote:
pgosselin wrote:I stumbled upon that site too and have emailed them twice and not received a reply. I wonder if they are out of business.
Paul, check if your spam filter is intercepting the messages. It has happened to others.

Nope . Never got caught in my spam filter. I eventually just looked up David Swanberg in the Dayton, NV white pages and called him. He informed me they are still in business and gave me an address to mail a check to. I've ordered a couple and they should arrive any day now. Really nice guy.

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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by knotthed » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:32 pm

$30 2 lane timer setup

Don't know Wayne, but glad he wrote his page and posted it.

Scroll to the bottom of the page, or read you way to the bottom.

http://waynesthisandthat.com/awana.htm" target="_blank

Enjoy!



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Re: Cheap/Inexpensive timing circuit?

Post by FatSebastian » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:54 pm

Great site! Thanks for posting.
knotthed wrote:$30 2 lane timer setup
Here's the shortcut.

Oddly, his "Sources Consulted" (very bottom) does not include Derby Talk! :o



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