Currently this project is a 'bare bones' programme, that communicates with gate sensor devices over RS232.
Despite it's name this software can be used to track times for any sport with a start light, start gate and finish gate.
It currently supports two types of gate sensors:
•Generic timer-less sensors can use the computer to time-stamp the gate events.
•Agle Timy sensors time stamp the events themselves so the program will convert these.
Current race types supported:
•Team race (one starts as another finishes) this mode is flexible as it supports any number of lanes and racers.
Future race types:
•Single races with a comparison chart.
The program will adjust to locale e.g. multilingual.
A 'generic timer-less sensor' can be an arduino or pic-axe that sends two character codes when the start light, start gate or finish gate is triggered. The communication is currently fixed at 38400 baud.
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