Arduino Hot Wheels Speed Track Part #1 - Prototype

Arduino Hot Wheels Speed Track Part #1 - Prototype

It should be no surprise that my son, Flynn, loves hot wheels and racing his cars all over the house!

One of his favourite things to do is to race off all of his cars (over 100 now) to determine which is the fastest car.

Right now he does it all by eye, and often one car will start faster than another car, throwing off the results, so I thought it would be a fun and challenging project to build him an Arduino based speed track finish line timer that he could use to both record each cars speed and determine the winner of each heat.  

In this video, we will quickly go over the design and them jump into building the project on breadboards.

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