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by gpraceman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Powering timers with USB
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Powering timers with USB

I like the idea. Your power converter link goes to a plug adapter.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Single Lane Start Lane Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Single Lane Start Lane Rotation

Normal lane rotation schedules are slow and boring. Slow, because you are always waiting on cars to return from the finish line to be loaded back to the track. Boring, because racers pretty much face the same opponents over and over. Billy always beats Johnny. If you must do a Lane Rotation schedule...
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bluetooth Track timers
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Bluetooth Track timers

Cables = Dependable
Bluetooth = Occasional dropped communications

Maybe Bluetooth is more reliable these days, but when I tested a Serial to Bluetooth device a few years back, it would occasionally drop communications. You don't want that happening in the middle of running a heat.
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Champ Timer Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Champ Timer Issue

Last night I set up a derby using the Champ timer (had derbies on Tues & Weds as well without issue). Set things up as I always do to find the Champ giving the following code: "L L L L" followed by "1 2 3 4", followed by "_ _ _ _". I did find this entry in the manual for the Champ timer from the Be...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 Pinewood Derby Tracks For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 90

2 Pinewood Derby Tracks For Sale

Not affiliated. Roanoke, VA area. One is a two lane Best Track and the other is a 2 lane wooden track.

https://roanoke.craigslist.org/tag/d/2- ... 01101.html
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Slowest Car Award
Replies: 28
Views: 13159

Re: Slowest Car Award

older topic However this might be neat for best gas mileage trophy! https://www.trophyoutlet.com/new-car-show-gas-pump/?gclid=CjwKCAiAtorUBRBnEiwAfcp_YwE1cc8cq3jEqcupukTBfgJjkxpkEEu1BF6utdCmSSYycYDCCR5OehoCz-QQAvD_BwE That looks pretty cool. https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-tih4rs/products/1742/image...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Slowest Car Award
Replies: 28
Views: 13159

Re: Slowest Car Award

I haven't seen anyone selling such an award. With 3D printing these days, if you could design a custom top piece, there are companies that will print it for you. Then of course, you can make the design available for the rest of us. ;)
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: How to guide for spreadsheet
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: How to guide for spreadsheet

bobcatbrown520 wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:41 pm
So if I need a BYE lane would it look like

0 1 2 3
Yes, that is correct.
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: 8 car boxed set's for Awana
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: 8 car boxed set's for Awana

Thanks for the info Randy! I never knew that Awana offered there Grand Prix Race Kits in boxed sets of 8 also! However I did note the plastic bags for distributing the cars were included in there 8 car boxed kit. Maybe that's why I have only seen there Grand Prix kits in plastic bags. Guess this so...
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: 8 car boxed set's for Awana
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: 8 car boxed set's for Awana

I've been running Awana races for 18 years now and they've always had the 8 kit sets during that time.
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: How to guide for spreadsheet
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: How to guide for spreadsheet

The specs are in the software's Help file. Simply put, the contents of your file can look like this 4 lane example, where each line is a heat: 1,2,3,4 2,3,4,1 3,4,1,2 4,1,2,3 For Versions 15 and below, those numbers must start at 1 and go up to the number of cars, with no number gaps. for Versions 1...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: How to guide for spreadsheet
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: How to guide for spreadsheet

bobcatbrown520 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Is there any guides for how to make a race schedule in a spreedsheet program so I can import it as a csv file?
Import into what? GrandPrix Race Manager?
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM on Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: GPRM on Mac

I did post a recent update to Version 17 to help some users who were having problems with GPRM detecting their USB to Serial Adapter on a Mac. If you are still having a problem, try installing the latest update.
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fastest Pinewood Derby Car Designs and Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Fastest Pinewood Derby Car Designs and Pinewood Derby Rules

From the latest Voice of Scouting email, http://voiceofscouting.org/fastest-pine ... ar-designs

I found the part about the quick start bar a bit humorous. I like the idea of a "Champ Camp".
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Registration - Location
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Forum Registration - Location

Vitamin K wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:23 pm
But will people registering actually see this warning?
Yes, the registration form now reads "City and State (registrations without both will be rejected)".