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Just wondering if it is possible to remove the digital chips from the the scalextric digital set, and put them in some of my non-digital cars?
 

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Yes - fully possible. If your car does not have a hole in the chassis, just drill one like that you see in the Boxter. Hold the chip in using a drop of hot glue. Be careful not to over do it and fry the components.
 

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awsome, if this is the case I think I'll stock up on the boxter/controller kits and remove the chips to put in my existing cars. Since the boxter/controller kits are the same price as a digital car by itself, this would definetly be a good root to digitize your analogue cars.

-Mark
 

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From The Scalextric Website:QUOTE When retro fitting a Digital chip to a Scalextric car ensure that the chip is positioned as close behind the guide blade as possible. In theory, the chip can also work in front of the guide blade as well as just behind. When fitting the sensor chip behind the guide blade consider the distance between the car sensor chip and the lane change flipper and the distance between guide blade and flipper. Guide blade to flipper should be the greatest distance possible. The longer the distance the chip is situated behind the guide blade will result in the guide blade being closer to the lane change flipper before the sensor actuates the lane change flipper. This will increase the chance of the car not changing lane when driving at high speed. Therefore, fitting the sensor chip close to the guide blade ensures the correct distance between guide blade and lane change flipper. Additionally, the sensor should also be placed in the chassis so that it is immediately above the track slot. This is normally on the centre line of the car chassis.
 

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Finally got my SSD set, and immediately opened a car : the decoder board seems to be glued with CA to the two support clips, and the output wires are directly soldered to the motor terminals - nothing dramatic, but it's a nuisance


Decoder dimensions are 32.5 x 15 mm , thickness is about 4 mm except where you have the round "thing" on one side and something else on the other : 10 mm there

And then there's the LED base, just 15 x 6 mm

Was trying to read what's on the chip(s?), but it's way too small : anybody got a magnifying glass ?

Beppe
 

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"Seemingly off topic, but a digi camera with decent macro facility can be a way to decypher tiny print, Beppe."

Whats wrong with a 3 quid magnifying glass?????

That has to be THE best excuse for buying a Digital cam corder though -

"Honey I NEED it, I can't read the small print on the side of this box.."
 

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I know, I know, Swiss, NOTHING gets past you!
I'm fixated on digi-cams and it's tough enough arguing with self without YOU ganging up on me too!


Now, let's see . . . with an electronic gizmo here and there and a touch of Wankel's famous voodoo ju-ju, one could rig up a digicam to produce photo finishes and assist race dictators in difficult 'fault decisions' when assigning pit lane penalties!

I'm probably going to wish I hadn't thought of that or at least have had more sense than admit to it!
 
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