This is my first post and I am fairly new to the electronics world so bear with me.
I would like to build myself a set of speed/timing gates for athletes, similar to this link
Does anyone know of any tutorials or parts lists that I could use?
I am not sure where to start so any information would be great!
Were you hoping to link multiple gates link them with wireless and generate the times out of them?
Yeah ultimately I would love to link the gates and be able to generate times in multiple different configurations. for example straight line 20 meter speed with a start gate, 10m gate and 20m gate. Then be able to run agility drills such as T drill and 505 drill where the athlete needs to run thought the same gate twice.
Hope that makes sense.
I think the Pycom boards would be a great fit for your project, the IOT workshop will give you a great start on that. You could replace the light sensor for a distance sensor and check to see if a something (the runner) was close to the gate.@Chris is our Pycom hero, he may have some more advice on them.
I think for this application something like this Weatherproof Ultrasonic Sensor would work well (Can’t stop training when it rains!). I have also heard that the Infrared ones can struggle in full sunlight.
Thanks for your help Clinton!!