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 www.tapeswitch.com 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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