Hi all, first time poster so bare with me if I missed if a similar discussion has been brought up before.
I have project in mind to solve a problem me and my buddies are having. For training we race closed loop motocross and mountain biking and we haven´t found a solution for timing our events.
The solutions that are for sale are both to expensive and hard to set up.
I did a similar project when studying at the university on an Arduino Uno but that code is long gone and it required a PC to get a GUI. I would like to run this on a Rpi from my car battery with a small screen connected to 4G via my cell phone.
My plan is to:
1. Use the Rpi as a RFID reader and get a time stamp for each attendant(start time, loop1, loop2 and so on)
2. Either pre-register the RFID-transponders or have a registration mode that sets each attendants ID.
3. Store and sort these in real time on some kind of local database, mysql or similar
4. Post the results online every 10-15 seconds as simple charts, showing the results "semi-live"
Please hit me with some pointers how to start and not do the stupid mistakes that a beginner will make. I am familiar with programming but not on any level, but I usually manage by peeking on similar projects and others code.
//Marcus from Sweden