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    When I don't want to use software for lap timing I use a one inch (cube shape) video camera. I made a stand from an erector set that straddles a Carrera lap counter (30355) with the wireless camera mounted to it facing down over the lap counter. The camera sends a signal to a receiver that is connected to a 43 inch TV. The camera and receiver are 2.4GHz which is the same as Carrera wireless controllers. The cameras come in different frequencies, some interfere with controllers some don't. I also use an extension cable on the lap counter to give more space for positioning the stand. This works great when racing alone just for time. I can see the TV much easier than the lap counter for previous lap times. I also use the same type of camera on the hood of a 1/24 car (more stable than 1/32) to video the track.
    Hopefully someone might find this useful. Optbob

  • #2
    Great idea


    • #3
      Lap counting

      Thank you for the feedback. Once I master including pictures I'll put one the forum.


      • #4
        Here is how I do it:


        • #5
          Thanks, I'll take a look at it.