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Bryan at 50 Paces29 Nov 2016 9:45 p.m. PST

So firstly, Anki overdrive is a modern slot car type thing but the cars are controlled by tablets or phones and can battle each other with virtual weapons on the track. They even have big trucks.
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So I googled it and no one is making customs bodies in a post apoc style aka mad max. I did discover that the bodies are only held on with 3 simple screws. Very easy to swap!
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Anybody with me on this?

TheGiantTribble30 Nov 2016 6:33 a.m. PST

I like the way you are thinking *evil laugh*
However have you had a look at MagRacing, ok you don't have the weapons, but they do at last count I believe make 3 chassis that are adjustable, and ideal for kit bashing. And you can make whatever shaped track you like as you aren't restricted to pre formed track pieces.

Grimmnar30 Nov 2016 11:42 a.m. PST

I think the same thing each time I walk by them at work. :-)

Grimm

Bryan at 50 Paces30 Nov 2016 4:42 p.m. PST

Ok, I'm curious, Grimm. Where do you work?

As for mag racing, it looks cool but it lacks weapons which is a prerequisite for car combat in my book, and the track is not portable and configurable Though you obviously could really get some awesome detail into a modelled track.

Grimmnar30 Nov 2016 7:51 p.m. PST

Bryan, I work for Best Buy. I see the box set each day I work on my way back from my lunch break. Since it has been out I stop a couple if times a week to take a reglance at it.
I claimed the demo cars when the Anki originally came out but someone swooped in and skunked me.

Grimm

MacrossMartin Inactive Member01 Dec 2016 5:51 p.m. PST

There's a whole bunch of slotcar body makers on Shapeways. I'd suggest dropping loud hints, threats, or even money on them, and see what they can produce.

The great advantage of 3D printing is that the prints weigh about the same as injection-moulded plastic, and have better flexibility than cast resin, so they are more survivable. The big issue for slotcar enthusiasts has been the rough finish of some materials (they like their cars shiny) but that's surely not an issue in the wastelands of the dark future. :)

Anki Overdrive is a total game-changer for slotting. It's going to have a huge impact on the hobby, at least as huge as digital chipping had. You can set up cars to behave according to fuel loads, weather conditions, DRS, the works.

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