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Hi Guys,

 New Scorpius 10A chip with Bluetooth connectivity, telemetry, powerful 10A drive circuit, anti collision and just 192sq.mm, (12.0x16.0) x1.83 the smallest and thinnest chip ever released.

 

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You must be very satisfied as will the customer base ;)

Keep up the excellent work..B)


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Pic 1: Worlds most advanced chip installed. Fits neatly in the recess of a Thunderslot motor pod. 

Pic 2: Programming jig completed.

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Progress continues with final stages of firmware... 

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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.

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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.

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On 4/18/2022 at 9:20 AM, gref said:

when do they start shipping?

Hey Gref,

Second week in November.


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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.

 

 

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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. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 
 

 

 

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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.

 

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