Cheap 'hacked' timing system

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Cheap 'hacked' timing system

Post by Michael Stride » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi, picked up a bargain timer from Maplin (electronics store in the UK) and modded it for single lane slalom timing, ideal for practice sessions. I have seen the same toy on other websites worldwide. http://youtu.be/qe-1ftGjUm4
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Re: Cheap 'hacked' timing system

Post by Jani Soderhall » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:20 pm

Amazing, this must be the most inexpensive piece of training equipment, and the cool thing is that you only need one tapeswitch.
Ok, it doesn't do random beep start, it doesn't do false start detection, but who needs that for practise and who can beat this price?

Michael, are you reselling the modified version?

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Re: Cheap 'hacked' timing system

Post by Michael Stride » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:44 pm

I won't be selling them, but happy to help anyone modding one, I put a still of the wiring on the vid.
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Re: Cheap 'hacked' timing system

Post by Chris Favero » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:56 pm

try " Race trace" by third wheel LLC. its on the apps store on apple for iPhone. I do not own it, but it looks like you set a start and a finish custom track and voila! Practice timer for 15 dollars u.s.. It is supposed to handle any type of race including drag race.
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Re: Cheap 'hacked' timing system

Post by Michael Stride » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:10 pm

Cant see that being a good suggestion? Firstly you have to ride with an Iphone.... and the accuracy of GPS is pretty useless, in smaller distances.
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