VoJT4′s first foray into micro-controllers involved taking a Launchpad and hooking it up to count lap times for his slot car setup. The LCD is based off a HD44780 controller. The current version displays laps and lap times with a push-button to control the timer. This is also his entry into the June 2011 Project of the Month contest.
Count Slot Car Lap Times with the Launchpad - [Link]