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Inferred start/finish line detector with timer. For co2 cars!!!
I have a project idea but I have no Idea how to start. Nor do I know if the BS1 can even do it.
Ok so we do these co2 car races at school in Power and Energy class, if you don’t know what a co2 car is ill tell you real quick. There little cars made from a block of wood. You have two eye hocks on the bottom that a fishing line runs through (runs down the hall about 100 feet). Then you put one of them small co2 canisters in the back and use this thing to launch them. ·They can get up to about 125mph believe it or not. There sort of like pinewood cars but way cooler.
We time them with a stop watch but I was thinking there has to be a way to use inferred detectors to time them. Since it would be a whole lot faster and more accurate. ·Then the BS1 could debug the winner and maybe even its speed theoretically. Here is a drawing of what the sensors would look like.
I’m just wondering is here an easy (I’m not that experienced) way to program all this. Or any information on using ordinary IR LEDs. Thanks a ton I think the teacher would really like this and would probably invest in the parts for his own. He’s cool like that!!!
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