Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

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Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by bjorn36 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi

Is it possible to get a schematic showing witch signal goes where?
I´m struggling to figure out witch signal (PNP/NPN) to use and if you use negative or positive.
I´m using the Autonics sensor.

Also I would be more than grateful if someone could give me a tip on how to wire 3 sensors to 2 watches. My system is a 100 meter sprint system that also gives us the time at 50 meters. So it´s got start, 50 meter and stop (100 meter).
Today my system is built in a Peli case with battery and 2 clocks but I would like to get it integrated to Xnote and excel and from there on to a big display :)

Hope that someone can help out :)

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by deadrocker » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:17 am

The whole excel integration seems to work flawlessly and has made most of our work easy and simple. I was just amazing how worse it would have been 10 years before without it. we are so lucky to be in our time.
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Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by twistedbench » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:15 am

I tried and was hopefully successful at sending you a PM. I haven't figured out how to upload pictures here.

In case the information is useful to others my setup consists of:

A seco-larm Enforcer Photoelectric beam sensor
a BEN-5M Photoelectric sensor
4 mini tripods (2 for sensors, 2 for reflectors)
2 USB mice one button wired to each of the photoelectric sensors
2 - 120v to 12vac adapters to power sensors.
a couple plastic tool boxes to hold these parts for the start line and finish line.
total cost of this was about $131 Canadian dollars.

in addition at the start and finish line I use a small inverter (300W and 400W are what I have) to power the laptop and adapters for the photocells from a car battery. Really helps if you have vehicle access to the start and finish lines but I have hauled the car battery and timing equipment in several km to a finish line on a Bob trailer.

You also require the licenced Xnote Stopwatch program so you can use the excel integration feature.

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by twistedbench » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:04 pm

busy at the moment here, but later today I will do some digging to see if I have pictures. Guess I could always set it up and take some. And I will look up what the costs were.

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by networktiming » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:47 pm

@twistedbench

Do you have pictures of the setup you have and price?

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by twistedbench » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:28 pm

I set up an excel spreadsheet using VLOOKUP and it worked great for timing a mountain bike race with over 60 participants.

I used a couple photo cells, similar to those used on garage door openers and a couple USB mice to connect them to the laptops at the start and finish lines. I used this allot in 2011 and 2012 but it has been gathering dust lately. If anybody is interested I would sell the start and finish line sensors fairly cheap.

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by Noisia » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:36 am

Would you be willing to share some information on how to build a DIY IR sensor gate?


Thank you in advance!

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by Stopwatch » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:15 pm

Filip Nowak wrote:Also, if you provide me with your email address, I can send you a sheet with the formulas already set up.

Here it is.
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Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by Filip Nowak » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi faivo,

The best way to set up your workbook is to have your results set up on one sheet (e.g. "sheet 1") and your runners' registration information on another sheet (e.g. "sheet 2".) The first column on sheet 2 will have a series of bib/runner numbers as well as columns for the runner information that you want collect (Name, age. gender. etc.) On sheet 1 (I have a screenshot of my sheet 1 above,) you will will pre-populate a vlookup formula into the columns to look up runner information from sheet 2 and put it into sheet 1 based on bib number. That way, when you enter the bib number in sheet 1, the runner information in sheet 2 will automatically be put into your sheet 1 (results sheet.) The easiest way to set up your formulas is to do it once per column using the Excel "Insert Function" feature (the "fx" next to the status bar) then copying the formula down the column. The following video gives a pretty good simple tutorial about setting up a vlookup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhM-wBM7U4

Also, if you provide me with your email address, I can send you a sheet with the formulas already set up.

Re: Testimonial: Using XNote for race timing

Post by faivo50 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:26 am

Hi Filip, i would like to know how you did your excel formula using the VLOOKUP in making your participants information. I will have a fun run this coming December and i have already xnotestowatch V1.6 installed in my laptop. I have a hardtime organizing my participants information so that in will be easier to put on in the race result. Please help me on this.

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