I had some unusual free time before the start of the meet I’m timing today so I thought I’d do a zero gun test. A zero gun test is used to check that the automatic timing system starts and captures
Introduction I’ve used Hy-Tek Meet Manager extensively for the last eight years. Although it’s missing some functionality, Meet Manager can do just about everything you need to do. There is a lot built into Meet Manager that most people never
If you have to run power and network cable to various finish lynx cameras and you don’t want people messing with them you should build a moat.
Let me start off by explaining the data flow for our timimng system. We have three computers. One for Hy-Tek, one for capturing FinishLynx images and one for revieiwing FinishLynx images. The meet management, seeding scoring and results, is all
I started this post over the summer and never got around to finishing it, and there’s no time like the present. I added a mail slot to the door outside our timing and results area. This allows the door to
If you have svereal thousand chips this may not work for you, but with just 2000 chips this works great for us. We have a set of chips labeled in red from 1 to 1000 and a set labeled in
Social media and social engagement are big things on the internet these days. One of the reasons why social media has become such a big deal is because it’s basically free advertising. Before social media if you wanted to get
This weekend I am timing the Northwest Youth Club Championships. This meet is being held at Willamette University and hosted by the Salem Track Club. Because this event is a USATF Event CoachO.com is used for the meet registration. This
This intermediate box is mounted to the camera pole and provides all the connections needed for the FinishLynx cameras. All the connections are made on the bottom so there are easy to make and are protected from the weather.
This is the main distribution box. It contains a UPS with about 60 minutes of run-time switch, wireless access point, and a Ethernet to serial converter. All connections are made under the box so they are easy to access and