Helping a new Pack

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Helping a new Pack

Post by pack529holycross » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:51 pm

My son is completing his WII program with a different pack, and they currently have what looks like a P1 Plus kit. Photos below.

What are some opinions of upgrade paths for this hardware?

can a K series chip be installed on that board without modification?

will such an addition give the capabilities of that K series chip?

it does not appear that a starting gate trigger was contemplated with this version - other than the switch itself, any possibility of this board being upgraded for accepting that component?

Once again, great to be amongst the Derby Gurus..

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Re: Helping a new Pack

Post by gpraceman » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:54 pm

According to the Micro Wizard website:
Upgrading the older P1 timers (PSU) will cost $ 75.00 because we have to physically retrofit the timer.
http://www.microwizard.com/k1page.html

Another option would be to tie the sensors and start switch of that timer into an Arduino board. See http://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6216


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