Hi, my name is Colby Kusinitz I am trying to find a better way to keep attendance For my FRC team (POBots 353 from NY), We basically want a way to keep track of the amount of hours they are have worked and how many meetings they have attended
Thanks in advance
Director of Communications Pobots.com
We use teamer.net . It allows you to easily schedule meetings, practices, and events. Lets you track who attended what events. It allows students to quickly reply before hand if they will or will not be able to attend that meeting etc.
It’s even nice for collecting money for travel and stuff.
Our team has a sign in/out sheet for meetings. You write down your name, date, and how many hours you were there. It’s pretty effective. If a student tries to cheat by adding more hours than what he/she was there for, other students can verify it.
Does anyone know of/have a scanning system which does not require a dedicated device? I’d ideally like something that we can place on a mobile phone or between laptops or something…in other words, a lightweight, minimal setup system? I don’t really need any bells and whistles – just attendance tracking.
It’s convenient- on our team, all of software engineering has bash and many other members also have it. And it’s easier than other languages like Java, though it’s possible to use python (with bash I believe).
shoutout to our webmaster if he’s reading this for the help
This is the sign-in app we use: https://github.com/team294/signinapp. It’s written in Python+PyQt, can run with either a CSV backend or with our registration system (https://github.com/team294/roster). We run it on a Raspberry Pi but it works on Windows as well. One nice feature with this is that it integrates photo display so you can visually see who is logged in.
This app is visually inspired by akeisic’s Excel-based sign-in system (https://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2490). If you’re looking for something super lightweight without any dependencies other than Excel, that’s a great starting point.
We just started using this http://m.ebay.com/itm/121927230981
It’s a bit simplistic, but the kids love scanning their fingerprint. It’s quick, easy, and no one can sign in for someone else. (No cheating ha,ha). We call ours BARF. Biometric Attendance Recording Facilitator. The kids also enjoy the name.
No need for a computer just plug it in and download the records on a flash drive. They come out in an excel file.
We haven’t used it alot so I’m not sure how well it’s really going to work for us, but I’m hopeful.