I just received the first GPS Beacon for Mychron 3 and Mychron 4.
I contracted GPT to manufacture these beacons so that they will interface with MyChron systems..
Ever forget to bring your beacon? Ever forget to pick it up? Somebody removed their beacon while you were out on the track? Not anymore!!!!
With the GPS Beacon, it’s a simple single button operation with a single multi color LED indicator. Push the button, unit will turn on, wait for a green flashing LED to indicate satellite reception, move the vehicle near edge of track, hold button till LED turns blue, release, position saved. Position will be saved in unit even after power off, until a new position is stored, so if returning to same track, no need to reset every time.
I am a little lost. Besides price what is the difference between this GPS and the GPS you can get from Mycron? The only thing I see is that your unit does not have a lateral or longitudinal accelerometors and is less expensive.
Hi Chris, you probably used the magnetic receiver pin, and it should work well for the thousands of MyChron3 still in use – kudos to you.
I can officially confirm that the GPS05 does have a triaxial accelerometer inside it. For the MyChron4, the GPS05 offers quite a bit; vehicle speed, track position, lateral g’s, longitudinal g’s, yaw rate, and automatic lap times.
Mike, no it’s coded to use the optical pin, probably overkill… It will work with any MyChron system that uses that same optical receiver pinout.
I did a quick test today in the parking lot, and it seems to work well.
I did a couple of mods, I shortened the leads, and it’s now powered through the MyChron unit, so no external power is required. My next mod will be adding a Lipo battery to the box, so I don’t have to carry a dozen AAA’s to track all the time….
The M3 Gold having lat G sensor and wheel speed, along with the GPS beacon, will give you almost everything the M4 will with GPS except elevation and a nifty google map…
The M3 system was such a great system, simple and had all the data I need, the only real complaint I have after all these years is the batteries. The GPS beacon was a nice to have, so I don’t have to worry about having a beacon available…