Open Design Orienteering Timing System report

ODOTS Printed Circuit Board
ODOTS Printed Circuit Board
Credit: Lawrence Jones

A report from Lawrence Jones on the development of a open source and low cost alternative to SPORTident and EMIT timing systems.

Back in July we made a grant to support Lawrence Jones developing a proof of concept open source and low cost alternative to SPORTident and EMIT timing systems, see here.

He has now completed the initial prototyping phase, and you can read his report here. As the report says:

As anticipated in the application all designs documentation and software used to build and run an ODOTS have been released into the public domain. Accessibility of all elements has been prioritised to ensure ease of use for non technical specialists.

The front page for this release is the webpage here. An ongoing design blog to add detailed information and support users has been kept here.

Next steps include demonstrating the system with participation from Orienteers in mid-November, and ongoing design improvement.

An additional update will be provided when the system demonstration has been completed.  In the meantime questions can be directed to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Last updated: Sun 12 Nov 2023