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Old 07-07-2015, 08:01 PM
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I have my shop setup and will be supplying parts to existing Sensortraks.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:03 PM
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Welcome back Brent, hope all is well
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:03 PM
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Indeed, you have been conspicuous by your absence.

Good to see have you back, Brent.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:15 PM
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Wow, great to hear that you back in business.


I have one of your older parallel port harnessed timers and would love to be able to upgrade it to a USB connector.


Do have something available? An adaptor of sorts? I tried using an off the shelf USB to Parallel adaptor but I could not get it to work.


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Old 07-15-2015, 09:16 AM
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I have been unpacking all my electronic parts, I have to make sure all the parts are there.
I'm not getting into full time production, I'm servicing existing users and when I have time I will make a few for sale.
I would rather enjoy the hobby instead of working for it.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:44 AM
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Fair enough, my timer still works for now. It's just that the old laptop I am using is starting to act up and finding old PCs with Parallel ports are becoming harder to come by. I have a perfectly good netbook that I can use in place of the old laptop but it will need some sort of USB to Parallel adapter to make it usable.


When ever you have time to look into this will be OK.


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Old 07-15-2015, 12:21 PM
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I have been unpacking all my electronic parts, I have to make sure all the parts are there.
I'm not getting into full time production, I'm servicing existing users and when I have time I will make a few for sale.
I would rather enjoy the hobby instead of working for it.
For the time, should it come, when the decision is made to perhaps build some new sensor sets; please put me on the list.

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:46 AM
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The hardest part in making a sensortrak(for me anyway) is the carving of the track to mount the sensors (PITA). I have a CNC router and I have all the parts for a small 3D printer, I wonder how I could make the carving of the track easier.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:31 PM
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What if you draw a picture of what needs to be removed and get customers to send in their track precut?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:57 AM
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Actually I think using the CNC to make the cut out is the answer or make a track section from something <insert material>.
I'm doing a CAD drawing of the tracks.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:59 AM
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The solution might be to connect the Sensor Track to an Arduino Uno board. Included in the Race Coordinator software is a PDF with instructions on how to use an Arduino board.
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Hi Brent, I purchased one of your fine sensors for my Ninco track. A four lane configuration. I have somehow misplaced the power supply and the cable to the PC.


Any chance you can help me out? I am a computer guy from way back and have a number of old cell phone power chargers. Perhaps that would help?


Looking forward to hearing from you when you have time.


thanks
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Good to see you back!!!! I have one of you sensor tracks for scaley, about 9 years old, no problems.

I was also one of the testers for the usb interface (that one I don't use).

Still good to have you back.

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The power supply is either a 5 volt unit or an 9 volt unit with a dropping resistor. Chargers for devices that use a USB connection are 5 volts.
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