Take a sneak peek to the MDS System in its first stages in the video above
Here you will find all MyDigitalSlot curve track parts, including single-lane (SL) and dual-lane (DL) parts, 22.5º, 45º and 90º versions for some of the parts, but not only; You will also find here the side accessories for those track parts, Pianos and P-Walls, included for all the curves ;)
These track parts can work in both analog / digital systems, and can be compatible with other existing commercial track parts using the right adaptors.
This pack is the cheapest way to get all the curve parts and the only way to get some "special parts" as the R2R3 and R4R5 Dual-Lane curves.
If you want it all, the All Straights Pack and Lane-Changers is what you need. If you plan to buy these 3 publications, ask me for a discount and I will create it for you if you can't wait until I publish a "mega-combo pack" with these 3 publications.
Of course, you will need to add copper tape to each track part. Please look for a double-side conductive one, so you can use it also to "bridge" some connections.
You will find the list of STLs included, the same as their weight and fast printing time at the end of this publication!
To complete the connection system you will also need (Included):
- MDS_TRACK_CLIP_Track (To connect track parts)
- MDS_TRACK_CLIP_Pianos (To interconnect pianos)
They are compatible with the next adaptors (NOT INCLUDED):
You will find attached a table with all the common track parts weights, needed bed sizes and printing times. Introducing the quantity of each track part you should be able to get the total weight and time to print.
MyDigitalSlot System, more than a track
This is part of a more complete work, a whole car racing Digital Slot System, including the track parts, controllers, car chassis, electronics and bodies. The same way various digital accessories like "Info Screens" with cars and race information, synchronized start lights system, RGB lighting, and probably an app and HDMI output will be available.
The main idea is to be able to print, build and use a full RC Car Slot Digital Racing System which is independent from market typical trades. Anyway you can use the different parts of the system in many ways.
The main features of MyDigitalSlot System are:
- Lap count
- Fuel and Health systems
- Racing system without base controller, just with cars and their controllers
- Race configuration and invitation system just with your controller!
- Stop and Go system for race starts and accidents
- Speed Cap system for low health or fuel
- Wireless and rechargable controllers
- Enter / Exit Pit Lane detection, you need to stop there to restore full fuel / health levels
- Cars can run in both directions in the same lane
- Cars with full configurable lights, including dimming rear/brake lights, Left and Right Blinkers and Front Lights
- Cars can control various servos, a XYZ gyro, IR lights and sensors and the motor driver
More features are coming, but I will need a great bunch of feedback, I hope yours too, to take the whole system to a more profesional, next level.
You can use the track parts to build and drive your analog or digital cars, you can mix the parts with older or newer Scalextric parts using transition/adaptor parts. You can also use the MyDigitalSlot cars and controllers in those commercial tracks, but the "digital" system accessories of those commercial tracks probably won't work.
The electronics involved in the controllers, cars and digital track parts are quite simple and easy to source, like cheap arduinos, resistors, diodes, leds, RGB digital leds, pots and a few more things.
I have made the car and "lane-changers" work in two different modes, one would be compatible with "mechanical" lane-changers like in Scalextric Digital System, WOS or Advance.
The other mode would be the "InfraRed" mode, in which the "lane-changers" will move when they receive IR light from a car. In this case, you won't need the "line-changer actuator" in the car but you will need electronics under each lane-changer track part, specially the "sensors" and the "actuator".
There is a very good thing about the InfraRed lane-changers... You can use both mechanical and IR systems simultaneously, I mean, one car can change lane mechanically and the next one could use the IR led to change lane.
You CAN'T use "mechanical lane-changer cars" with old Scalextric track parts (black) but you can use "IR lane-changer cars" and complete your track with all those old track parts you had around there from many years ago.
Printing a big track could take many many plastic (various KG) and hundreds of hours of 3D printing, so this InfraRed lane-changer system in combination with your old black track parts could be the most economically interesting solution from my point of view.
If you give it a try to MyDigitalSlot you will be welcomed to my Discord Server to ask, show or suggest any change to this DIY 3D Printable Digital Slot System, but you can also use the comments of this publication if it makes sense.
LIST OF INCLUDED PARTS
BLACK MAIN TRACK PARTS: Bed Size Weight Time
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R1_90 142x142 23 56
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R1_45 100x100 13 32
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R2_90 223x223 41 98
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R2_45 158x122 22 52
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R3_45 215x146 30 71
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R3_22 120x100 16 40
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R4_45 271x171 38 91
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R4_22 148x105 21 50
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R5_22 180x111 24 58
MDS_TRACK_CUR_SL_R6_22 210x117 29 69
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R1R2_90 223x223 63 147
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R1R2_45 180x160 33 77
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R2R3_45 215x203 49 116
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R3R4_45 272x227 65 151
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R3R4_22 180x150 35 83
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R4R5_22 186x180 43 101
MDS_TRACK_CUR_DL_R5R6_22 210x190 51 120
WHITE PIANO PARTS: Bed Size Weight Time
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R1_ext45 128x82 9.7 23
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R1_ext90 180x180 18.7 45
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R1_int45 43x52 3.3 8
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R1_int90 67x67 5.8 14
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R2_ext45 184x105 14.2 34
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R2_ext90 260x260 27.7 67
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R2_int45 100x70 7.7 18
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R2_int90 141x141 14.6 35
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R3_ext22 131x65 10.1 24
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R3_ext45 241x128 19.4 47
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R3_int22 85x60 6.6 16
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R3_int45 156x100 12.3 30
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R4_ext22 162x70 12.4 30
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R4_ext45 297x151 23.9 57
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R4_int22 115x69 9 22
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R4_int45 213x125 17.2 41
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R5_ext22 192x76 14.6 35
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R5_int22 146x75 11.2 27
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R6_ext22 222x82 16.8 40
MDS_TRACK_PIANO_R6_int22 177x80 13.4 32
GRAY WALL PARTS: Bed Size Weight Time
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R1_ext45 141x73 17 48
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R1_ext90 200x200 33.3 96
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R1_int45 20x14 1.5 11
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R1_int90 20x20 2.1 13
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R2_ext45 198x96 24 69
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R2_int45 71x47 8.2 23
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R2_int90 104x104 15.7 45
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R3_ext22 138x45 16 45
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R3_ext45 255x120 31.4 90
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R3_int22 70x40 8 23
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R3_int45 127x74 15.2 43
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R4_ext22 169x52 19.1 54
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R4_ext45 245x245 37.6 108
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R4_int22 100x47 11.4 32
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R4_int45 184x100 22.1 63
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R5_ext22 200x58 22.3 63
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R5_int22 130x53 14.9 43
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R6_ext22 176x176 25.8 74
MDS_TRACK_P-WALL_R6_int22 161x59 18.1 52
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