Jake 24 Posted January 15, 2016 Share Posted January 15, 2016 I am going to try to pull this off! I have 5 weeks to get it done. This is for the elementary school that my kids go to, there all getting involved in getting the cars, track, and timing system all done. I was initially thinking a MSP430G2553 The controller would be able to Drop starting gate and start timing with a pushbutton ( I really want to do a drag race light tree, but I may be getting too ambitious) Record the time of each lane and write to display Lane lights to light up winner lane. I know I could build the lane win lights easily with components, but I am hoping to pull off the timing and display to screen. Something simple like print to cmdline screen or the UART interface in CCS. Sooo do yall think I am out of my mind trying to go with this approach or? I am thinking the lane sensors would just be photodiodes in the track, sending inputs back to the controller A Button input that will trigger the timer to start, and output to drop the start gate Capture the time of each lane upon a change in state of the input pin, stop timer on the input of the last pin. Thanks! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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