I have been thinking about this for a wile now and would like to get your comments on this.
If this is a bit long winded please excuse me.
Picture this, you get to your FT shoot and after registering are allocated your NR and off you go.
At your lane you find a little box with keypad and you enter your nr, when you are ready to start you simply hit the Start button (2 or 3 minutes whatever is relevant for the lane will be timed automatically and a alarm sounded when time is finished after this alarm no further scoring is possible.)No timers to carry around.
On a successful hit in the kill zone you will get an audible tone and if you miss you will get a miss tone. All rules are automatically applied by the FT system and all shots will be automatically determined and scored on a database, this will be available after the match with all shooters results.
(P.S. Alan commented in a thread the other day he keeps on coming back for more due to the reactiveness of the target dropping when hit. Still need to sort out some kinks in my mind on this one as I would like to get rid of the strings for resetting, but I will work on this one for you Alan.)
Sounds Nice if you ask me.
So I done some more thinking and has sorted out the target monitoring and conversions in my head, there is still a lot of room for improvement and I must now get the time to put some prototypes together for testing. This will be the challenging part - finding the time.
And at last we come to the reason for my post.
As this will eventually be a system for FT enthusiasts it should be build by FT enthusiasts and I would put to you that we follow the same methodology as the "Linux open source concept" or whatever you want to call it - I am no IT boffin.
This would mean that the whole system is conceptualized and build in different parts by different FT enthusiasts as a contribution to the whole and is not owned by any one person or company.
I do not have the time available to do it all on my own, and my interest is not financial gain ,but I would like to see this come to being from the contributions of each and every person that freely want to contribute his or her time and knowledge for the love of the sport.
If you ask why then, it is very simple - firstly because I believe it can be done and second Hell wouldn't it be impressive to show of such a home grown system to the rest of the FT world.
So please let me have your thoughts on this if there is enough interest we can ask Spyker to create a section on the Forum dedicated to the creation of such a system.
If you think it?s a lame idea also great, You can come and see it in action in about ten years when I had the time to get to everything.