The Badger Orienteering Club
would like to provide a better way to record your visit to each control on an orienteering course. Instead of carrying a paper card and punching it at each control location, you wear a plastic e-card, or 'finger stick,' which contains a microchip. At each control site, you insert the finger stick into a control unit, which records the control number and time onto the microchip.
E-punch ensures that all participants reached each control in the correct order. It also gives course designers more options when creating courses including criss-crossing routes and utilizing controls multiple times.
When you finish the course, you download the data at a transfer station, and receive an instant printout of your time and splits. Even better, you can view compiled printouts that show everyone's splits for the course, so you can see where you gained or lost time.
In the U.S., Sportident
is the E-Punch hardware system of choice. The Badger Club Officers would like to purchase the following equipment:
-30 "finger sticks" otherwise known as SI Cards for participants to use
-30 Control Unit Stations and stands
-A SPORTident Printer
-Tablet or laptop
Our small club is slowly growing, but it will take many years to raise $5000
through membership and event fees. Please consider making a donation for this timing system.