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Derby Timer

 Last Updated: 7/27/18

This module shows how the Arduino can be used to time physical events. In this case, we measure the duration of a passing object when it breaks a light beam. If the object has a known length, such as a pinewood derby car, we can also compute the car’s speed.


The presentation material and the code can be downloaded at Derby Timer.

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