JP Vossen on 20 Feb 2017 11:37:34 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Pinewood Derby software

Eric Johnson (on the list) can probably do that.  :-)

There's a neat segment in where a foundry uses a large CNC machine to carve a sand/resin block into a propeller mold, then cast it in a bronze alloy.

On 02/20/2017 01:00 PM, Chad Waters wrote:
Well, I was just inquiring about software for race day operations. Now I
got this in my head.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM, Rachel Rawlings <
<>> wrote:

    At first I thought you were asking for CNC software to carve the
    cars. I'm sure someone's done that by now.

    On Feb 20, 2017 12:37 PM, "Chad Waters" <
    <>> wrote:

        I'll have to look at it more tonight.

        I had it on a debian install and was just playing with the
        webgui. It had dependencies for nginx (web server), sqlite (race
        DB), and php, so the server part is arch independent. The
        component that interacts with the track hardware might not be.
        The track and timer would be this if you are curious:

        I have a year to experiment. Its fresh in my mind right now
        though. If I did this, I would need to implement something I
        could comfortably pass this on to someone else in a few years.
        Requiring them to compile new updates might hinder that.

        On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Will <
        <>> wrote:

            On a pi you will need to build from source, just an FYI.
            Unless you can find arm .Deb packages.

            -Will C

            On Feb 20, 2017 12:08, "Chad Waters" <
            <>> wrote:

                It looks like MIT license.

                Source and debs are here:


                On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Will
                <>> wrote:

                    How is this software distributed?

                    -Will C

                    On Feb 20, 2017 10:57, "Chad Waters"
                    < <>>

                        Hello everyone. I've been absent from PLUG
                        recently mostly because I've been putting my
                        free time into volunteering for Cub Scouts.

                        We just had our Pinewood Derby and now I'm
                        researching ideas for next year.

                        Does anyone have any experience with DerbyNet
                        <>)? I'm
                        trying to get an idea of how to set this up with
                        a couple raspberry Pis.

                        I am thinking:
                        1x wireless AP
                        1x Pi as the server and kiosking to a overhead
                        as the main display
                        1x Pi as a kiosk for checkin /  something else
                        during the race
                        1x tablet/ipad/laptop for checkin / main race


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