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I am finishing up a Pinewood Derby Software Program that I have been using and testing with the Pinewood Derbies that I have run over the past year and I want to know if there is interest in the community for an open source Derby Software?

I would also like to know if one already exists I have searched and found none. If there is iterest I will post it and make it freely available to anyone. I have also been working on Scout Advancement Tracking Software that I would like to open source as well. I think that with all of the Open Source projects going on in the world there should be a couple that are focused on scouting.


It is in Java using Swing. I have tested it on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Red Hat Linux, Apple Power Books w/OSX all seem to run great.


I have also integrated Hypersonic a Java Database so that the Boys can register ahead of time and the race results can be saved.

The features that I have added so far are:

1) Registration for racers (Boy's name, Car Name)

2) Schedule (Input # of Lanes and Rounds and you get a race schedule i.e. who is in what lane for which heat) I followed Young and Pope Partial Perfect N (http://members.aol.com/StanDCmr/ppngen.html)

3) Integration with the Judge by New Directions a company that makes Timer Finish Lines

4) In addition to who is currently racing in what lane the race manager also shows who is on deck (going next and in which lane) as well as the previous results for the last several heats.


I plan on adding.

1) Sound effects. (ability to play any mp3, wav, midi file for crashes, music, sirens etc.)

2) More integration with other finish lines

3) More types of schedules (double elimination etc)

4) Multi Lingual (spanish, french, japanese, korean etc)

5) and more




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