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Software to track car-lift time in shop?

by pinkiwong / November 5, 2012 6:57 AM PST

Is there any software that tracks how long a car stays lifted on a shop lift or software that does a similar job? So far, all I've seen are programs for billiards and the like. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.

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I bet there is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2012 7:15 AM PST

But as that's all you asked for, you newer software programmers could generate such in a few days.

I'm big on embedded computing so I can see this with a switch that detects the lift is up or down and that is sent to the computer and at some point you need to get a look at the car on the lift. Your average mechanic may not be too keen to tap the car job number in so maybe a netbook webcam that runs that app will take a few pictures at some timed interval as the switch changes state?

Sounds fun.
Bob

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Yeah, hard to find.
by pinkiwong / November 6, 2012 6:09 AM PST
In reply to: I bet there is.

Thanks Bob,

Yeah, I have been looking around for time keeping software that would be compatible with an auto shop like I explained before. It's rough going. There isn't really a market for such specific software so it is quite difficult to find. I have resorted to trying to use a similar program.

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