Timing Device

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Timing Device

Post by Smell of pine » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:46 pm

When we began to look for a timing device for our cubmobile race, I searched the vendor section and found John Shreffler from www.newdirections.ws . He normally handles PWD timers, but he has been working on a setup for us for a little while now. He has tried to accomodate our needs and should be shipping a new setup to us soon. When I searched the internet for timing devices, most were SBD related and were in the ballbark of $1200. That was more than we wanted to spend. John had a fair price that we could agree on. I believe he plans to market a CMD timing device for those interested.



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Re: Timing Device

Post by sporty » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:57 pm

Sounds great.

I was never really interested in a timing one, But it's great that there will be one out there soon.

going wireless ? or running 150 feet of cable ?

If thats all hooked into a software program, thats also pretty awesome.

Double elim race ?

Some college kids and there teacher are builing a finish line light for us, the old one worked good until the sun caused problems.

I think I saw, where i think it was him or someone mentioing using a hose and air. Sounds neat. If thats the one you will be using.

You will have to let us know, how you like it and how it works.

Sporty



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Re: Timing Device

Post by Smell of pine » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:30 pm

Since there is quite an outlay of funds this year, we tried to keep the timer as cheap as possible. We will be going with cable. the wireless added a fair amount to the cost. We can always upgrade our system if it deems necessary. I will post my opinion of the system after our race, along with everything else. I have not seen anything like our ramp before either.



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Re: Timing Device

Post by Da Graphite Kid » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:36 am

I've been looking into some timing system for Cubmobile as well and would be interested in your thoughts on John's solution to this. I would rather run something other than a elimination method and with timing I could use GPRM!

I was thinking of going with a pressure sensitive mat - like the ones used to alert you when someone comes in the door at a store. Haven't priced anything yet but there are cheap timing circuits that can be built that could be actuated by this sort of thing.


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