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Timers for track

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by Paul3435, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Paul3435

    Paul3435 Lurking

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    What’s a good timer for an 8 lane track? Our pack is looking into buying an aluminum track. The Champ timer you can buy with the track runs almost $1,000! Is there any other options that are cheaper? At that cost would be almost 1/3 the cost of a track
     
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    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Racer Pro Race Winner

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    Try micro wizard
     
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    Brian Stanley Pinewood Ninja Pro Racer

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    Looking at there website I believe all micro wizard supports is 6 lane
     
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    Jimmy & his 2 Kids National Contender

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    If you or someone you know has skills with a soldering iron and a little electronics know-how here is your best and cheapest option:
    https://www.dfgtec.com/pdt

    Parts are drastically cheap, like a 2-4 lane timer can be built for about $20.00. A lot of folks, Mid America included uses this Arduino Board based set up. There is no other way to do it this cheap and it is a fully functional timer. An 8 lane can be done if I am not mistaken.
    Certainly worth a look.
    Here's a link to a thread where Chuy is making them.
    http://npwdrl.boards.net/thread/2552/timer-silent-start-gate-remote

    Just to give you another avenue. The Dfgtec stuff is amazing.

    Jimmy
     

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