Thanks are due to CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER LIMITED for their assistance and advise also to RACING CAR COMPUTERS (Thomas Nunn) for writing the software.
Stopwatch for the Z88
These applications need 32K of either EPROM or Flash space.
Stopwatch was the forerunner of Event Control Systems. It stores up to 14 competitors, the names together with their numbers can be stored in a file.
No manual was written but extensive use of the Help pages was used. These pages are displayed here and have been used to make this manual.
The clock commands have not been tested.
The CLOCK and the PANEL
It is important that the real-time clock reads the correct time.
If necessary select the CLOCK from the index or with T and set it to the correct time.
The default PANEL settings are suitable for most people but if you are particularly heavy handed when pressing the keys it may help to set the "Auto Repeat Rate" to a higher number than the default setting of 6, say 10 for example. If you are new to using a keyboard then set the "key-click" to YES and then an audible tone will be heard every time you press a key.
If necessary select the PANEL from the index or with S and change the values.
invites competitors to be entered. These functions may be displayed again using the key twice.
Save to file
Before the competitors are entered, there is a choice on whether the entries are saved in a file or not.
When entering competitors, care needs to be taken as there is no facility to edit an entry once the key has been pressed.
Names of the competitors are entered
The competitor's name is entered followed by their number.
Together with their number
All 14 records need to be completed before the stopwatches may be used.
This may require blank entries to reach the end.
after entering the final entry
Set a minimum lap time?
A choice is made here. This feature is not being made for the purpose of this manual.
Select top screen
Select bottom screen
Top and Bottom Screens
The top and bottom screens are then displayed.
There are three modes. These are
Start new session
Show stored laps
Print stored laps
Clock control are done with the following commands, which are displayed by pressing the key. The commands are self explanatory.