Will Rice College may have been the big winner at Saturday’s Beer Bike, taking all three races, but Team Timekeepers were also victorious, proving their radio-frequency-identification-based timing system. Paul Melvin, Blake Miller, Ryan Koehn and Shaun Haby developed the system as their senior capstone engineering design project.
Rice video producer Brandon Martin saw the Timekeepers in action as they gave their work a real-world workout March 23.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett ’71, the Rice Engineering Alumni association and the John P. Schroeter (’74) Memorial Graduate Alumni Gift Fund supported the project. Gary Woods, a professor in the practice of computer technology and electrical and computer engineering, is the team’s faculty adviser.
Photos by Jeff Fitlow.