Special applications of the SmartLine Timer

Biology Experiment
Orlando Science Center

We have made special configurations for science experiments and unique applications.

Hello Mr. Fritz,

   I'm sure you probably don't remember our previous emails, but I am the grad student at MTSU working with locomotor performance in watersnakes.  Last August I bought a SmartLine photocell and timer system to be placed vertically rather than horizontally on a racetrack.  You made me a system with 4 single-sided with time/placement photocells, 60cm apart for my setup.  As a previous email has stated, they worked beautifully and I have really been impressed with the accuracy and reliability of your product.  I just wanted to let you know that if you are still building/wiring this type of apparatus, I am interested in purchasing a second system.  It will need to be exactly like the first, however, I think it would be beneficial for my new project if the photocells were wired 1 meter apart rather than 60cm.  I just wanted to let you know that I will be buying an additional system as soon as possible.  You also spoke to my advisor with all the building details.  Please let me know if you are interested in collaborating once again.  I appreciate your time and willingness to work with me.

Dept. of Biology
Middle Tennessee State University

Orlando Science Center

First off, here is the track in the construction stage.  You can see that it is quite large.
The Starting gate is over nine feet off the floor with the track being almost 70 feet long.

Once it was completed it was the star of the show in this exhibit hall and is never without a long line waiting to participate.  The cars fly at insane speeds when they finally reach the finish line at just over 5 seconds after start. The track record is held by a highly modified Outlaw car that I machined out of a piece of 1x4 at 3.974 seconds to cover the 64' of track.

Brett "Buzz" Dawson
Exhibits Developer
Orlando Science Center

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