Best Timer for a DIY Engineer

Discussions on buying or building timers, solenoid start gates, light trees, weigh scales, and other race related electronics.
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Best Timer for a DIY Engineer

Post by sldwaa » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:45 pm

I just ordered a 42 foot two lane BestTrack and am in need of a timing system. Was thinking about using a PLC but the scan time will most likely be too long. Any suggestions on what I should buy and / or build? I am open to either purchasing a complete unit or I can cobble a kit together. I also want the serial interface to a PC so I can use race software.

Any recommendations? Cheap is my friend :D



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Re: Best Timer for a DIY Engineer

Post by gpraceman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:13 pm



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Re: Best Timer for a DIY Engineer

Post by billv » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:32 pm

See my YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ddm4JIcMs and if you're interested in my design approach, shoot me an email at billv923@outlook.com and I'll send you all the details to build your own. I also have a version that interfaces with the GranPrix Race Manager software.

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Re: Best Timer for a DIY Engineer

Post by sldwaa » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:14 am

e-mail sent - thanks



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