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Old 09-27-2004, 11:25 AM   #31
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v0rtex:

Not all of us have access to the AMB unit. You can create a component that everyone can use with a public interface so anyone could create their own front end. The details of the API could still be private. This way anyone who wants to can create their own custom front-end.

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Agreed, Mock objects will do this. Still need to design what the interfaces to those objects will be and a proper simulation.

There are four pieces that we can decompose and attack:

1) Club and Event Managment
2) Race Monitoring, Display and Timing
3) AMB Interface (Serial, USB and Keyboard)
4) Reporting and Display

Then we need to decide....

1) Initial Target Platform (DOS,Windows(98,XP,W2K), Linux, Mac)
2) Technology (not everyone has the same skill set)
3) Requirements Development (for each module)
4) Work Break Down
5) Testing
6) How we handle bug reports/enhancements
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Old 09-28-2004, 12:35 PM   #32
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LeadFoot,

Same here, I got the equipment from work too, but since I'm partner of the company and other partners didn't find any real use for the equipment, our company contributed required equipment to our local club.

Getting required RFID equipment from store and using self-made software comes cheaper than using AMB hardware + software. At least here in Finland AMB hardware + software and 20 transponders costs ~ 2500 EUR and PC price needs to added into that. You can get sufficient RFID reader for 500 EUR and passive tags for ~ 10 EUR each or less (including casing). So there's a real price difference. Luckily I managed to get sponsored laptop from work too, so this basically costs me nothing, but even if there would be money involved, this path would came a lot more cheaper (~ 1800 EUR).

I tried to find your project from SF, but I didn't find it. If you are planning to use Java, then I could contribute some code if you feel that you can find use for it. I could work with the server layer and fix it so that AMB hardware could be also added. Not the actual AMB interface, but fix my code so that it would be modular for different hardwares and someone could implement AMB functionality if it's possible as a separate module.
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Old 09-28-2004, 12:42 PM   #33
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Couple things more that I have been planning to implement at some phase.

1) Web application for race signups
- Import of these entries straight into timing software
- Tool for creating heats based this imported information
- Automatic crystal sorting for each heat

2) HTML reports from heats using XSLT
- Automatic upload into server using FTP (if internet connection available)

Only thing I'm missing is the time to do all this..
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:18 PM   #34
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I tried to find your project from SF, but I didn't find it. If you are planning to use Java, then I could contribute some code if you feel that you can find use for it. I could work with the server layer and fix it so that AMB hardware could be also added. Not the actual AMB interface, but fix my code so that it would be modular for different hardwares and someone could implement AMB functionality if it's possible as a separate module.
The project has *only just* been approved, so I need to do a little work getting the SF mailing lists etc setup.

Give me a few hours, and i'll have it all setup and we can take discussions off this forum.

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Old 09-28-2004, 05:29 PM   #35
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dr_hfuhuhurr : I cant seem to add you as a user to the SF project, it seems the username 'dr_hfuhuhurr' is invalid..

Anyone else PM me and i'll add you to the project.
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:19 PM   #36
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Mailing lists have been created

Feel free to subscribe and we can get to discussing implimentation.
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Old 09-28-2004, 10:34 PM   #37
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I'm not real computer literate but this sure sounds like the kind of software we're currently using. www.rctiming.com. No problems using the AMBrc system with personals. Hope I'm not being stupid.
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Old 09-28-2004, 10:58 PM   #38
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I'm not real computer literate but this sure sounds like the kind of software we're currently using. www.rctiming.com. No problems using the AMBrc system with personals.
I cant seem to locate thier website, that URL unfortunantly doesnt work...

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Hope I'm not being stupid.
Not at all Evoracer. Let us know if you have any questions, happy to help.
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:22 PM   #39
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Sorry vOrtex,
It seems to work fine from here. LapsFree is exactly that.... FREE lap timing software. It's written by a fellow in England named Carl Arrowsmith. It's worked well for us and is quite easy to use. Carl has made a few revisions but no major bugs have ever existed.
Feel free to contact Carl at [email protected]
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:14 PM   #40
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Just a reminder guys, this project is setup and ready to go.

At the moment its called RC Score, but of course the name is open to change

Feel free to PM me and i'll add you to the project or join the mailing lists and we'll get some discussion happening

Sourceforge address : http://sourceforge.net/projects/rcscore/

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I started discussion in our project's Sourceforge forums, but so far nobody has replied into there ..
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:18 AM   #42
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In the RC Score project? I dont see any posts in the forums..
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #43
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v0rtex:

You have PM...I had to get my head over water at work but now I have some free time.

check your PM for my source forge id
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You have a PM from me as well...

As for how to build it, I wouldnt want to exclude AMB, but abstracting the interface level to a point where if someone wanted to use RFID or infrared or any other method of scoring it should be a fairly easy process to add another input method. So making that input interface into a API would be very key in my opinion...
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Old 10-31-2004, 10:43 PM   #45
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Guys, I have added the both of you to the project (i did about a week or so ago..), not sure if you were expecting a PM back or anything
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