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VEX Game Clock

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RoboticsAtRangitoto
Entry ID #: 181
Created: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 2:48 AM


During a VEX Competition the spectators often struggle to see how much time is left in the game. Our VEX Game Clock will stop them from ever wondering again! Measuring a whopping 2 meters long by 1 meter high it will be visible even from the other end of a football field. The VEX Game Clock counts down in the same way as the clock on the Game screen but in a much cooler way. The noise when the time flick over is like a whole lot of robots on a game field. The clock is started and stopped automatically by the field control stuff.

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What it is all about. Here is our description of the game clock.

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   RoboticsAtRangitoto on 03/14/2010

@penguinfrk Thanks :-) The timer is set to one of two values. One is 0:20 and happens at the start of autonomous and the other is 2:00 at the start of the driver period. This is controlled using the same logic as is used to control a VEX robot. When the counter gets to 0:00 the timer stops as the game is over.

   penguinfrk on 03/13/2010

Amazing! Out of curiosity, how is the timer set? Is there something that happens at 0:00? And it's awesome that you actually constructed it! I'm wholly impressed!

   RoboticsAtRangitoto on 03/08/2010

Found the problem....It was old versions of Adobe causing problems. :-0

   RoboticsAtRangitoto on 03/08/2010

We have found that the documentation PDF is not opening on some computers! Please go to http://60.234.24.10/Robots/VEX%20Game%20Clock%20by%20RoboticsAtRangitoto.doc to download the document in word format. Sorry but the issue is out of our control :-(

   RoboticsAtRangitoto on 03/07/2010

HI, Thanks for the kind words. Yea the 6 needs that top bit. We will turn it on in our software, for now we will just pretend it is a New Zealand font.

   Krummel on 03/06/2010

What else is there to say? This shows hard work, well-planned design and execution, and a final outcome that looks professional. My only minor comment is on the video of the real thing running the top of the 6 should be visible (it's flipped down in the video). But thats a minor issue really. Good luck!