Best timer for single lane test track

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Best timer for single lane test track

Post by Crommix » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:12 am

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a simple single lane timer for my test track. It doesn't need any bells & whistles. I just need it to be accurate and reliable.

Any recommendations?



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Best timer for single lane test track

Post by whodathunkit » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:44 am

There are several company's making timers.

And it's based of needs and what your looking for in your timer system.

New Bold Products has one you might look at to see if it fits your needs for a single lane test track timer system.

The one lane turbo lite system.
http://www.pinewood-derby-timer.com/pin ... imers.html

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Re: Best timer for single lane test track

Post by MaxV » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:46 am

I once had a single lane Judge time from http://www.newdirections.ws. It worked quite well. Talk to John Shrefler at NewDirections.



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Re: Best timer for single lane test track

Post by Vitamin K » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:53 am

If saving money is your concern, you may want to look at the K1 kit.

Another option would be to roll your own with an Arduino and PCB that David Gadberry supplies.



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Re: Best timer for single lane test track

Post by Speedster » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:08 pm

Since you want a single lane timer I have to assume you want it to show elapsed time. I suppose that was something I should have taken for granted.
MicroWizard K3 single lane timer will show elapsed time. It is $310.00 and if you don't have access to electricity where your track is located you can buy a battery pack for $8.00. It takes 6 C-cell batteries. If you want the times to show on a computer it will take a Computer Serial Interface Option which costs $60.00. If you are very knowledgeable with this stuff (Nope, I'm not. I bought both of mine all put together) you can buy kits that are much cheaper. Try using Derbytalk search function. There might be a wealth of information there.
What kind of track do you have? There are different mounts for different tracks.



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Re: Best timer for single lane test track

Post by whodathunkit » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:03 pm

http://www.swan-tech.com/PineWoodTimers.html
Found this one with no bells or whistles posted here on DT.

Best I can recall..
I think that abc pinewood derby has a simple timer for a practice track as well .

Hope all this timer info help's you out Crommix and :welcome:

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Re: Best timer for single lane test track

Post by Crommix » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:04 am

Thanks everyone, this definitely helps. I'll look into these and report back.



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