Here is a web based scoreboard for FinishLynx implemented in Node.js Using Node I created a UDP server and an html server. Node compiles the datagram sent from FinishLynx, puts it together and using Socket.io, updates the html page. As of
One key to having good Finish Lynx images is a steady camera with a good angle of view. The best way to accomplish this is with a good camera pole. A tripod can be used, but I just don’t think
A nice white line always makes for better Finish Lynx images. I routinely repaint the finish lines at our track here at Willamette. Sometime more than once year. I use duct tape to mask the line. I tried blue painters tape, but it doesn’t stick to
I was at the US Olympic Trials yesterday and witnessed Ashton Eaton break the World Record in the decathlon. I thought that was pretty amazing then I saw the final US Team spot in the women’s 100m awarded to Jeneba Tarmoh after posting a time
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
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
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