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    Scalextric: that has been my morning ..

    Ok, so tomorrow, one of my schools is having a fundraising day and one of the activities is a Scalextric that our IT Coord bought for her son last year but has never used it, so brought it in.

    So this morning, myself and a few pupils from the group running it have been setting it up which has brought back all the childhood stuff of getting the connections JUST right to make contact with the track and then the balance between speed for getting round the loops and then skill for going round the corners.

    Oh the fun. I've even had the controllers apart and services the solder joints on the cars to make sure they work! lol ..

    So how's everyone elses morning been?

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    I have to say I'm envious. I'm reminded of James May with his Scalextric shenanigans.

    Since you ask, I spent the morning optimising a stack of big png files and cropping photographs for a website.

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    We found a set of those a couple of months back and decided to see if we could make them go faster by using a more powerful wall adapter, the boost from 9V to 24V was quite noticable and lots of fun till the variable resistor in one of the hand controllers heated up way too much and set fire to itself

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    My hair is about as neat as Mr May's .. lol ..

    Optimising PNG Files huh .. that's a job I have on tomorrow at this school to get the website finished for a staff training meeting on Monday twilight .. woo! (though as the track will be up tomorrow, I'm doubting if I'll get much work done to be honest! lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    We found a set of those a couple of months back and decided to see if we could make them go faster by using a more powerful wall adapter, the boost from 9V to 24V was quite noticable and lots of fun till the variable resistor in one of the hand controllers heated up way too much and set fire to itself
    Ooo .. the ideas! Maybe not tomorrow but ..

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    Hmmm... can't help wondering how long the motors will last at 24v!!

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    last tie i played with scalextric was a better than life - played with the cat! :P

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    I electrocuted myself with a scalextric when i was younger....oh the good old days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Hmmm... can't help wondering how long the motors will last at 24v!!
    OBVIOUSLY once that happens you'd have to replace the motors to something a bit more substantial .. hmmm .. I wonder if the teacher who it belongs too would mind if I fetched in a few toys tomorrow! lol ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I electrocuted myself with a scalextric when i was younger....oh the good old days...
    Yeh but your not supposed to lick the tracks
    I love scalextric when I was younger, oh how I wish that was my day....

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    I've been trting to get our fax server to work!! I am about to drop kick it!!!

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    Before you do, can you take the motors out please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcsltd View Post
    I've been trting to get our fax server to work!! I am about to drop kick it!!!
    Breathe Vicki!

    Breathe in with Anger .. and Breathe out with love .. in with anger .. out with love .. in .. out .. ok?

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    it's very frustrating!! IT guys on it now, so fingers crossed!!

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    we have a big travailing chest full of scalextric. haven't played with it in ages.

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