RC Car/truck Lap Timing

I would like to know what people would suggest as to what hardware to use to try to make a wireless RC timing system, Single car use at first but might scale up to race standards?

The currently available hardware costs a lot, and is usually to dear for a home user!

What it needs is a wireless transpoder in the car/truck (maybe rfid/bluetooth) that when it passes a certain location it updates the time on a counter (usb/bluetooth to laptop/phone, or arduiono based???)

Any ideas???

William (Slim19198)

caitlinsdad5 years ago
Maybe do something with RFID tags. You could plant the reader in the roadbed or overhead, I'm not sure of the range it has. Plenty RFID projects with arduinos to count, display, or voice out results. Good luck.
slim19198 (author)  caitlinsdad5 years ago
Ill have a look, thanks