Where to find a finish line?

JAdair2576 Monday, 2/3/2020

Looking to build a track. Have everything to start the build except a finish line. Track will only be 2 lanes. Can anyone tell me were I could find a 2 lane finish line. I have looked on ebay and Amazon with no luck. 


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Mattman213 2/3/20

There are numerous 2 lane options that drop a flag for the winner, ebay usually has plenty.  They are from vintage track sets but can be had wasted enough.  Electronic I harder to source and eventually I just but the bullet and built one.  I used 3DBotmakers writeup that can be found in the archives.

Matt

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redlinederby 2/3/20
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Diecast64 has a great how-to for an electronic one too, gives you all the stuff you need.

  • Thank you very useful — JAdair2576
  • Brian, any way you can post a link to the 3dbotmaker article Matt is talking about? I did a search, but my searchfu is weak. — Go_Time
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redlinederby 2/4/20
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I believe this is the post Matt was referencing, or best I could find...and I had forgotten this post too. It might have what I need to rejigger my 4-lane finish to support data out and a timer.

www.redlinederby.com/topic/4-lane-electronic-arduino-finish-line-w-components-code/2081

And while I admit that the site search is something to be desired around here, you can also look through the Tag Collections in the archive. I've tried to keep up with categorizing posts as they come in so in this case, scan through the Finish Lines collection and you'll get all the related posts. 

  • Thank you Sir, thats what I was looking for. — Go_Time
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WorpeX 2/4/20

3DBotMaker made the best ones by far. I'm super sad he no longer does as I would have loved to have gotten a 4 lane version. If he wanted to make bank on this hobby all he needs to do is start selling them again for inflated prices cause there really isn't anything else like it. Think I would have paid double what I paid for mine at the time, it would have been well worth it.

  • Yeah I love my simple DIY version but would pay good money to have the part HE built to complete it. It looks and performs so amazingly well. — Mattman213
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