Arduino enthusiasts and makers looking for a project to keep them busy over the next couple of weekends might be interested in this Arduino flying start lap timer, which has been featured over on the official Arduino website this week.
Watch the video below to learn more about the awesome Arduino lap timer that is fitted with an infrared light bridge to detect when someone crosses the line and take a time record.
Richard Garsthagen creator of the Arduino lap timer explains more about the features and functionality of his creation and the modes included.
Race mode: This is started by clicking the left “race” button. This will start the laptimer. It uses a “flying start” principle. So there is no count down, just start racing, when the first time you cross the line, the timer will start. It will display the amount of laps still to go on the top 7-segment display and the time on the second 7-segment display.
Setup mode: When you click on the “menu,” 2nd button, you can setup how many laps you want to race.
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