Anyone have experience or advice for using the Arduino in this way? A concern of mine: will the length of the course be an issue? Rather, will the length of wire (100ft) from each IR sensor to the Arduino cause any problems with signal attenuation?
Rob - nope, I'd never even heard of XBEE until now - I could use two of them on one Arduino?Chagrin - I have 2 AiM IR Beacon Transmitters, model TL0600 - http://www.magnaracing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2001and 2 receiver breakouts - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8554Thanks for your help!
But it seems you want the timer to be outside of the vehicle, stationary. Is that correct?