Monthly Archives: October 2012

Arduino-based Photogate Timer

By | October 19, 2012

Mostly for the Science Olympiad – Division C – Maglev event, but also just to learn more about Arduino in general, I tried to build a photogate setup on the cheap;-) I expect the Maglev event’s timed part to be somewhere in between two and three seconds. So even for test runs, a hand based… Read More »

Arduino and LEGO NXT is fun

By | October 15, 2012

OK, I knew about the Arduino platform for quite some time. But I was not sure what I would like to to do with it. But with the next Science Olympiad looming on the horizon and the need to find a cheap photo gate timing system, I had the idea of an Arduino-based system. The… Read More »