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tape switch

The BTS tape switches are the brainchild of Greg "Groundhangers" Ambler, whose backyard workshop is a scene of fevered skateboarding invention. Just like the Professor on Gilligan's Island, who made a radio of grass and coconut shells, Greg has created a guide on how to make tape switches out of ordinary household items.

This is a feat not to be underestimated - buying tape switches from commercial suppliers like can be an expensive business.

These tape switches were used for a full day of racing at Allawah and were 100% reliable. Read on for a detailed guide to make your own.

And if you're interested in having a wholly home-made timing system, here's a guide on how to build your own timer.

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Tags: equipment, tapeswitches, timing

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on June 15, 2008 at 22:03
One thing we learnt today is that while these tape switches have been very reliable in the past, they are not waterproof.

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Comment by bernie on June 15, 2008 at 22:22
I made a set for myself.
Too easy.
Thanks Greg!
I also got my timer with the radio link running today, in an undercover carpark.
Having your own system makes monitoring your training so much easier.

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