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ECET professor saves the race

When Cub Scout Pack 3338’s Pinewood Derby Timing system failed, they turned to Jeff Richardson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, for help.

The 386 computer that ran the DOS-based Pinewood Derby timing system failed, which put the annual event in jeopardy for 2013. Richardson volunteered to build a new timing system. He came up with new drag-strip style starting lights, a new IR timing system and a scoring tower.

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