Arduino Hot Wheels drag strip: the challenge is on!

By on January 2, 2017
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If you want to eliminate arguments about which Hot Wheels toy car is fastest, we’ve got just the project for you!

Phil Tucker instead decided to build something unique for his two-year-old, an automated Hot Wheels drag strip with an electronic start gate and timer.

Tucker’s design releases the cars automatically using a servo and hinge at the press of a button. It then detects the winner using infrared LEDs and light dependent resistors, displaying the results on a miniature marquee. The entire system is controlled by an Arduino Uno.

You can find more on this DIY drag strip here, and see it in action below!

Source: Arduino Blog

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