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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

My wife was out and about, with a few of stepkids, and grandkids, today.
 
While at the Museum of Science and Industry, she came across this solar power slot car track.
 
I vaguely remember, 3-5(?) years ago, a 15-20 minute conversation, with a woman, involved in the project, asking for some advice.
 
I think it's real neat with the clear track bed, and am impressed, it's braided.

 

Surprisingly, I couldn't find many pics on the internet.

 

The bottom two are ones my wife took.

 

When I first saw the bottom one, with the clear track, on the inside lane, I thought at first, the braid was on an upright wall.LOL
 
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:14 PM


Mike Swiss
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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:49 PM

Extremely cool :good: :sun_bespectacled:

People are not driving anymore - they are playing on cell phones.

I almost got mowed down by one of them the other day. Yukon vs. Corolla, guess who would lose?

Maybe this is the answer. Low voltage, stay in your own slot, go ahead and text to your heart's content :o :)


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:56 PM

 stay in your own slot, go ahead and text to your heart's content.

Everyone would be on Blue. LOL

 


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

With the low cost of solar panels, there may be a workable system to power a portable track to take to car

events. (Hint, hint Mike)







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