The BTS 200 Pro Timer

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Colin Beck
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The BTS 200 Pro Timer

Post by Colin Beck » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:06 am

Hand-made in Australia:

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http://charliedontskate.com/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=1136

Hand-made tape switches too! And plans for a wireless system.

Jonathan Harms
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:43 pm

What's the very latest on this gizmo? I followed the link and saw the wireless version. Looks fantastic, especially for the price. Er, yeah, the price, which is??????? And would shipping it to the USA be prohibitively expensive?

Greg Ambler
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Post by Greg Ambler » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:44 pm

The timer is great for single lane racing and you can have 2 split times also.
The laser i have finished and works great but i just want to do a little more testing on it.
Radio control im still working on and should have it done in a couple of weeks and should br pretty reliable.
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:24 pm

Good on ya, Greg. Keep it up, and keep us apprised of your progress.

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Post by Eddie Spearing » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:23 am

Hey Greg,

Great what you have built here. I'd be real interested in a getting a set up. I'm in New Zealand - Wanaka.

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Post by Greg Ambler » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:35 pm

Updated

The BTS 200 Pro (standard)
Features:
Single lane Racing only
Connectors are phone standard RJ12
9v power
Price $110 Aust
$93 US Ship anywere

The BTS 1000 Pro
Features:
Single lane Racing only
Split times
Connectors are phone standard RJ12
9v power
Price $140 Aust
$118 US Ship anywere

The ultimate experience for single lane racing and practice
and can be easily operated on you own.

The BTS 200 Pro
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Sven Lippert
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Post by Sven Lippert » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:30 pm

THE GUYS AROUND FRANK BESTE FROM COLGNE AND THE BERLIN CREW ARE INTO THAT SYSTEM !!!!!

we were already in contact with greg but it became a bit silent the last weeks. so we want two systems for germany. please let us know how to manage the whole thing ... !!!!
paypal is no problem !!!!!

cheers from berlin
sven

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Post by Steve Collins » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:22 pm

Greg, I want to buy one of these from you. I'm assuming that for PayPal I should use the email address listed above. I already have tape switches. I'm also assuming the package will include directions on which wires in the (4 - 6?) conductor cable I should be connecting my tape switches to. Can't wait to get one. Thanks, Steve

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Post by Greg Ambler » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:13 pm

Sven! Sorry i lost you dude, my email was totaly full. I was wondering why I havent been getting any mail. Ill mail you first thing.

Got your email to Steve, and replied.

Thanks Colin!
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Post by Greg Ambler » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:17 pm

Oh yeh, sorry guys and you to Ed. Have been a little slack with Slalomboarder, Ill make sure i stay in tune a little often.
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... still no mail reveived

Post by Sven Lippert » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:06 pm

goodonya greg,

happy new year from germany. a new year another try. we are still interested in two of your timing systems here in germany.

are they available at the moment ???

would be nice to keep us updated.

cheers from berlin-germany

sven lippert

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Post by Steve Collins » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:35 pm

Hey there Greg. I hope all is well and you're getting your fill of rolling. Life continues to be good Stateside. I never heard back about the timers you were building. No sweat, I know how it gets. I went ahead and bought a used Trakmate from SixtySix. It works great. If/when you start selling timers again I'm still interested. Cheers from the Sepps.

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Post by Steve Collins » Mon May 21, 2007 3:57 pm

Hey Greg, I got the timer, I'm stoked! Nice looking work. I can't wait to fire this baby up. We've got a single lane hybrid race in two weeks and I highly suspect the BTS 1000 will be performing the honors. Pics and review to follow. Thanks bro!

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Post by Steve Collins » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:44 am

Greg, we used the timer to run the Harbor Hybrid race yesterday. It worked perfectly. I'm totally stoked on it!

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Post by Haggy Strom » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:34 am

Go BTS!

How dope is the timer Steve?! Made by a killer slalomer for slalomers.

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Post by Greg Ambler » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:39 pm

Nice Steve, did you get the split going?
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Post by Steve Collins » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:18 pm

Dope it is Haggy! [Hey, my favorite surf spot is Haggs]

Greg, we didn't use the split because the course was too short to comfortably give enough operator time. I'm looking forward to using it on the next long GS race.

===Other observations:

--The switches being live at all times was a non-issue. I don't recall a single instance of a switch being hit inadvertently during a run.

--The audible blip when a switch was run over was very helpful.

--The extremely simple operation made it so I could just hand the timer off after the test runs and never had to look back.

--Lynn Kramer helped me troubleshoot my problematic wiring and got a close look at the timer too. She liked the 1.5 second post-action delay and seemed to be generally impressed by the simplicity and clarity of the device.

--I LOVE being able to use RJ12's, which allow more connection options than the RJ6's on my Trakmate.

--I dug the little touches, like the double sided sticky to hold the battery in place.
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I'm a BTS convert. Thanks again for the great little timer. I see many more single lane races ahead with this puppy. I'm also really looking forward to the upcoming developments.

You the man Greg!

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Post by Greg Ambler » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:14 pm

Thanks for the feedback and the kind words Steve.
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Post by Greg Ambler » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:24 pm

Its not quite finished yet but almost

http://blacktownskates.tripod.com/
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Lynn Kramer
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Post by Lynn Kramer » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:28 am

We used the timer at the Pumpstation, with 1000 feet of telephone cord attached to both the start and the finish. We never had a problem.
The thing that is most impressive about this timer is the price. We have made a few timers that are more functional (beeps, DQ, Dual Lane) but the box and LCD display cost almost as much as the whole BTS timer.
Good job not only creating a product, but creating one people can afford.
Lynn

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