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  1. The Scorpius Controller is used for both digital (Scorpius) and analogue racing. In this video we explain some of the finer detail.
  2. Here’s the best way Ive found to upgrade firmware using the new app.
  3. We are pleased to announce the Scorpius Gen II chip, the most advanced digital slot car chip ever, is now available for sale. Features: 16x12x1.8mm. Size 192.00sqmm Volume:345.6 cubic mm Motor drive:10A Bluetooth compatible: Yes App connect: Yes Chip type: Nordic nRF52832 (5x5mm) Range: 50 metre minimum Battery life: 3 months typical use. 2xAA Anti Collision: Yes Braid wires: 24AWG silicon Photo transistor wires: 26AWG Motor wires: 24AWG. Poly ethylene insulation. Motor compatibility: 5K to 50k motors may be used. Telemetry: Car ID. Lane ID Sector ID (31 sectors max) Lane change request status Driver name Motor drive PWM (0-100 in 1% increments) Brake drive PWM (0-100 in 1% increments). Update firmware: Use app to update firmware. Use controller menu to put car into DFU (program by app) mode. iOS in App Store now. Android Feb 2023 release. Weight: Without wires 0.7g With wires 1.7g Price $49.95AUD plus tax. Available in Webshop now.
  4. And last but not least, combined throttle, lane changer and car telemetry. Car ID Sector Lane Lane change request status Motor PWM 0-255 Braking PWM 0-255 Driver name. All the above are used by the race management software to accomplish a long list of functions.
  5. Bullet proof lapcounting too on channel 27.
  6. Ok so everytime a car passes over a lane changer the photo sensor in the car sees an infrared 3mm LED continuously broadcasting its ID in an upward direction. As the car passes over, even at extremely fast speeds, the car detects a code. It will be between 0 and 31. 1-31 are allocated for lane changers. So you can have up to 31 lane changers in a single track. This could be doubled if ever required. 0 is reserved for the lapcount ID. It also has a left and right lane code added in. Essentially the computer knows exactly what sector you are in as well as which lane at all times. Added to this is car and controller telemetry. The car collects all the telemetry from the lane changers, throttle and car and sends this to the PC at a rapid rate. All lane change requests are sent on channel 26. In the video you can see the Lane Brain on our loop is set to ID 12. You can see the car doing laps in my around 0.75 seconds, which is 7.6m/s or 27.5kmh. The car is an NSR Mosler with long can 25K motor. Why is it so important to send the correct sector? You see the race management software depends on knowing when the car enters pit lane, for speed detection. It also needs to know when your car has stopped in the correct bay so it can refuel or change tyres, change brake pads, or know when you’ve jumped the queue when a yellow flag event is happening. It also gives us sector timing. So yes a top shelf race management needs top shelf hardware to get the data where it is needed in real time. Only Scorpius has telemetry like it’s 1:1 counterparts. It’s fun and adds a whole new dimension to slot car racing. Here you can see the car report the correct LB ID time after time. ID 12. You can also see if there is a lane change request. It’s telling us it’s not in the left lane (N for no) and that it’s in the right lane but going straight, ie not changing lane.
  7. John sent me the programmer with programming jig today. Seeing the firmware is completed it’s now time to program then test hundreds of chips. Each chip will be individually checked for motor drive, brakes, lane change, telemetry and DFU. This production run sold out in a week but a new one is already being planned.
  8. Hey Gref, Second week in November.
  9. Hi Guys. App is now even faster.
  10. Here’s a few more install pics. Only 1.7mm high. No more cutting off drivers legs or modifying cockpits. Simple, straightforward install. Wires especially selected for the ultimate install. Don’t be fooled this tiny chip can run a 46k motor all day long at full speed. Weight is negligible. Scorpius: World innovators and leaders in digital slot car technologies.
  11. Hi Guys, Here it is the most advanced digital slot car decoder ever produced. Proudly Aussie invented and developed. We have ramped up testing protocols to ensure a robust product. As you know a lot of products are rushed to market and have ongoing issues for unfortunate end users. So apologies if it’s taking a bit longer. The car decoder is the hardest of all products to produce. Supply chain issues and production delays have sees our chip 4 months behind schedule. Here the Thunderslot with 46k Shark is doing a huge 41.4K h (11.5 m/s) where telemetry, Lane Brain detection and lane change is being tested at high speed. The average highest speed you’ll encounter in a digital track is 6.5km/h and we are testing at almost twice that to give headroom. 10,000 test laps takes just 84 min using our loop test track. We have diagnostic programs we have written for car telemetry and Lane Brain transmission. Both extremely handy. These tools along with the loop ensure the highest test standards in the industry. Boot loader and app updates work perfectly with no stress or headaches. We are at programming stage (loading completed firmware into chips using a custom made jig) which is slow. We normally get it done at the factory but that would have caused delays also. Once programmed and tested these will be shipped. All pre sold however we are ready to do another production run immediately to fulfil new order requests. The chip is here is drawing a huge 2.2A almost continuously without getting hot. Size is second to none and weight is 0.7g without wires making for an easy and unobtrusive install. Pre orders for our second production run on this are now open.
  12. Stage 3 install reset switch. Use Dremmel 1/4” barrel grinder to recess switch. Switch will fit within track thickness perfectly. Hot glue wires s as shown switch to track as shown. Next drill holes same as solenoid wires where shown in pic for liven flipper wires that goes to each flipper. Hot glue wires every 20mm. Next use 1/4” copper tape by Ventura to cover each flipper as shown. Run a strip over one side to bottom side as shown and solder wire to copper tape. I used silicone wire for the last 75mm as it’s flexible and won’t break after long use. Install the flipper and spring supplied as shown. No other system anywhere offers liven flipper. Stage 4 next.
  13. Stage 2. Install solenoids as shown then use some fine sandpaper and remove the almost invisible varnish of the wires by gently pulling the paper over the fine wire a few times. Use dremmel to make 2 holes for solenoid (paired) wires as shown. Study the Lane Brain wiring as shown. There’s power in. 4 lots of solenoid driver (paired) wires. However we only use half the wires due to the fact the Ninco LC use sprung flippers to return it. Theres 2 lots of Anti Collision beacons (LEDs) and 2 lots for lane changing. There’s also a liven flipper wire for each flipper. Firstly install the solenoid wires. Strip a good amount of insulation say 10mm and twist before soldering. Pass the wires thru the holes, solder, then stick wires to underside using tiny dabs of hot glue every 20mm as shown.
  14. Ok first step you’ll need a Ninco lane changer as shown, available at the moment from Professor Motor, a Scorpius Lane Brain, hot glue gun, sidecutters, solder and iron, dremmel, and small Phillips head screwdriver. The lane changer comes with solenoids but no electronics. Remove 2 track support webs using side cutters as shown, and hot glue the Lane Brain to the track as shown. Ensure you toughen up the glued area so the glue bonds. All hot glue can be perfectly removed later on both surfaces if required. See stage 2
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