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Old 09-26-2008, 08:48 AM
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Default oXigen Digital by Slot.it

oXigen Digital by Slot.it




Slot.it announces their New Digital System
Compatible with existing Analog Tracks and lap Counters, up to 20 cars per track. Digital finally gets real.This is a breath of fresh air for Digital, this could turn the industry upside down and create a real feel of racing in Miniature. Read More...


Thanks to Slot.it for supplying this great News, truly a breath of Fresh Air for Slot Car Racing.

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:04 AM
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Ok Alan do you have a shipping time frame yet?
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:19 AM
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Default No this is a Press Release.

More News will come out from Slot.it soon.

This was announced at a big Slot Car show in Italy.

Talking about big Slot Car Shows , hope to see some of you at the Scaleracing Slot Car Event inChicago October 16th - 18th at www.chicagolandraceway.us

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:22 AM
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Holy smoke!

Now we know what those clever folks at Slot.it have been up to the last while!



Looks like a major step forward for digital!
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:34 AM
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Well, now, I'm confused as to what this is all about. I'm not a digital racer so this is new to me.

So is slot.it offering digital track sections that fit in with existing track (such a Scalextric, Ninco, SCX)? Or is this something else? If its track sections, what is the difference between slot.it offering and, say, Scalextic's digital track sections?

Will I HAVE to buy a SCP-1 controller in order to use this product? What about the power supply, is that also slot.it? And finally, will this require yet another digital chip be installed in the car?

Someone help me here.

Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2008, 12:03 PM
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Default The questions will be answered in time.

This is a Press Release from Slot.it the system is not yet in the marketplace.

I would guess you would need to use Slot.it oXigen chips and their Digital Controller to operate the system.

I believe this system seeks to convert existing Digital into a one system fits all situation, so an SSD or a N Digital Track can be converted to oXigen.

With Slot.it behind it I can easily see this becoming the Standard for Club Type Racing.

I do a lot of Cooperate Events and Slot Car Shows, till now I have not bothered with Digital, as it has not been robust enough for my application. This to my mind changes everything, now a Company who can take Digital above it's Toy roots and bring in clean power, good interface with a PC, and all the other features suggested this gets me excited.

I am sure Maurizio will come on here when he has time to answer questions so keep them coming.

Right now he is at a big Slot Car Show in Italy so probably fairly busy answering questions there.

With this product I can see Digital finally being embraced by Club Racers, with a solid interface so races can be controlled on a PC, with up to 20 cars big Events can be run. With collision control some of the crashes can be prevented. With switchability between Analog and Digital it is no longer an either or situation.

I for one will be buying into this product as soon as it becomes available.

I hope it can support Pit Stops or, as it will be open source, someone will create a Pit Stop feature, as this is what most Racing is about today Fuel and Pit strategy.

I am excited at this development, and can only congratulate Slot.it on their efforts so far.

I will be watching this and waiting for the system to be released so I can get involved.

Now I will be able to have more complex Tracks within a practical space for my Events and run more racers.

Now I do need oXigen.
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This is a Press Release from Slot.it the system is not yet in the marketplace.

I would guess you would need to use Slot.it oXigen chips and their Digital Controller to operate the system.

I believe this system seeks to convert existing Digital into a one system fits all situation, so an SSD or a N Digital Track can be converted to oXigen.
Hmmm, so the LANE CHANGE sections are still from the OEM (Scalextric Ninco etc.)? I'm still confused since no two digital systems function the same way and oXigen purports to standardize, apparently, any digital system. I don't know how slot.it will get 20 cars on the race circuit if they don't supply their own power and electronics. But, I look forward to finding out!!!! This will be awesome if it works.
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As far as I can tell by reading the posted info, the system requires its own chip, in each car, which receives radio signals from the controller, which operates the throttle circuit inside the car. The track voltage should be anything you want it to be in the usual 10-15 volt range. Track voltage remains constant, as the throttle is inside the car. You should be able to use an existing regulated, filtered PS which you might have already. Track wiring would have to be redone from analog to bypass the drivers' stations, with the lanes wired in parallel. Or, you could put a jumper across the positive and negative controller posts on your driver's stations to act as if the analog throttle were wide open.

Existing timers and race control software would function as it did with analog.

It will not operate with existing Ninco and Scalextric crossovers, which are to be replaced by Slot.It parts. SCX crossovers are controlled from a mechanical plunger in the car, which are in turn activated by a digital signal, so it might be possible to include an SCX capabililty into this system. Maybe it was attempted and couldn't be done. I see it is "open source", which means other people and companies can make parts which would work with it. The operating specs would not be secret.

So, what you would be buying from Slot.It would be wireless controllers, chips for each car, and crossover sections or parts.

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Old 09-26-2008, 01:16 PM
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Hmmm, so the LANE CHANGE sections are still from the OEM (Scalextric Ninco etc.)? I'm still confused since no two digital systems function the same way and oXigen purports to standardize, apparently, any digital system. I don't know how slot.it will get 20 cars on the race circuit if they don't supply their own power and electronics. But, I look forward to finding out!!!! This will be awesome if it works.
It looks like they will be selling LC pieces that are compatible with scalextric and/or ninco. They also appear to be selling LC chips that can be retrofitted into your existing LCs whether they are carrera, ninco, or scalextric.
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It looks like the guys behind Scorpius struck a deal with Slot It. It appears to be the same technology.

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Whoa! This is the kind of digital news I've been waiting for

If the oXigen system lives up to current level of Slot-it quality, I'm in!
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:42 PM
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Alan... I take it they are still open?? Web site was last touched in 2006!

Was looking for places to visit when I'm up there
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More News will come out from Slot.it soon.

This was announced at a big Slot Car show in Italy.

Talking about big Slot Car Shows , hope to see some of you at the Scaleracing Slot Car Event inChicago October 16th - 18th at www.chicagolandraceway.us

Take the Slot Car Racing Challenge.

It's your Hobby too, Start a trend turn up and race a friend.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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Default This thread is really about oXigen.

But the Scaleracing Slot Car Event is definitely on.

Maybe you could run a race before the Event and get some of your Racers into the Challenge.

Slot.it IROC Racing will be part of the Event this year.

Maybe next year we will all be on oXigen.
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We are looking forward to more info about oXygen! Can't wait for tech specs!

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I'd like to use my existing controller(s) as I think everyone in my club would too. Having a module to plug-into would be a good way to go.

Since this is going to be somewhat open source I suspect there are going to be some very creative add-ons.

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