Home Made Timing Systems

Postby WayneG on Mon 14/May/12 12:21am

Has anyone had any luck making a timing system for DH, something like a light beam or gate for the start and a beam for the finish? Or know of where to buy one. I was just looking on line and can't find anything in NZ and the over seas ones would be $5000+. Any help would be great.
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Re: Home Made Timing Systems

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 14/May/12 6:40am

I'm pretty sure that the light beam based system that the Rotorua club has is one that Hamish Seaton sells - guy from dunners? who does all of the bike NZ nats timing
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Re: Home Made Timing Systems

Postby mark2c on Mon 14/May/12 7:29am

There is some new tech around that could help in this area:

1) 6LoWPAN: This is the new "internet of things" standard IPV6 over self configuring meshed radio. Intro here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6LoWPAN. If you want a lot more info: http://6lowpan.net/wp-content/uploads/2 ... v2.ppt.pdf

2) ZWIR4512 module: This is a German implementation that comes in at about NZ$45 per transceiver and has an ARM processor available to do all the timing stuff included. http://www.zmdi.com/products/rfid-wireless/zwir4512/

ZWIR4512.png


These are very impressive in practice.
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Re: Home Made Timing Systems

Postby johnL on Mon 14/May/12 8:10am

over my head, but our road club is looking for RFID solution to timing for club events, timing systems are cost prohibited to hire.
any ideas?
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Re: Home Made Timing Systems

Postby WayneG on Mon 14/May/12 9:09am

pushbikerider wrote:I'm pretty sure that the light beam based system that the Rotorua club has is one that Hamish Seaton sells - guy from dunners? who does all of the bike NZ nats timing


Do you have his contact details or web site? Google is letting me down today.
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Re: Home Made Timing Systems

Postby Brucie on Mon 14/May/12 12:51pm

activesystems[at]xtra.co.nz
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