Automation 4 Ltd were approached by Knowsley Safari Park to
up-grade their dated Dinner Dash Sprint Game.
The objective of the game is to run 10m against the clock to
see how quick you can run compared to a Tiger !
The old system simply used a start button and a stop
button with a clock. The buttons had started to fail and as the game relied on
someone pressing them while the player ran, the time was not that accurate !
We visited the site to view the existing game and
discussed the improvements they could offer.
We made three suggested improvements:
use a proximity sensor instead of
buttons to start the game. This would stop button failure and make istCovid
Safe as none contact.
a laser beam on the finish line to
automatically detect the player. This would mean a player can play on their own
as it will automatically stop the clock.
an automated start using a Traffic
Light with audio. This would mean as a person approaches the game, the Traffic
Light lights up Red then the audio plays 3,2,1 Go. This gets the player interested and ready to run when the
traffic light goes green, the clock automatically starts.
Knowlsey were impressed and asked us to
up-grade their system as soon as possible.
The game was built and tested at our works in Harrogate
before being shipped, installed and commissioned by us on site at Knowsley.
The system has improved footfall 10 fold, meaning more
visitors have been educated on how fast Tigers can run whilst having fun and
not being eaten !
For more information on Automated Sprint Games – please
Target Attack is a Modular Rebound Wall Football Game with
adjustable target area sensitivity.
Each block is 500mm x 500mm x 500mm and walls can be
constructed typically 2m x 2m or 3m x 2.5m
Each block has a central sensor and 8 peripheral sensors
allowing for precise target or full block depending on skills level required.
The Scoreboard uses QR code access – a player simply scans
the game QR with their phone, enters their email and can then start the game.
All Targets light up and the time to knock them all out is
recorded to 100’th of a second. Two accuracy settings, novice and professional
allow different skill levels to compete.
Their score is recorded and sent to a central server where
if it’s in the top 100 it will appear on a local or worldwide leader board on
the Target Attack website.
Games at different venues send live data so league tables
are up-dated in real time.
As well as fixed venues, the modular approach makes it ideal
for events and party’s as it’s easy to courier and set up.
Options for measuring ball speed and accuracy using an
additional penalty spot sensor.
Options for custom graphic and branding on request.