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Hi Guys,
New basic Scorpius Generation II car chip.
Emphasis on simplicity and durability.
17.4x8.5 or 147.9 (or 1/3 size of Generation I car chip).
DC only. (No power loss due to diodes).
Bluetooth connectivity ie phone 
App for Android and iOS ready to publish.
Uses nRF52810 QFN 5x5 microprocessor 
Massive 30V 25Amp drive mosfet.
Single sided, 2 layer PCB.
Fat power tracks.
Power and motor EMF protected.
Big components for durability.
$49.95 AUD plus tax and postage. 
Available January 2022.
Scorpius Generation II car decoder.
Destruction testing stage:
Car: NSR Mosler
Motor: 25K Shark
Power: 18V
Speed: 8.33m/s (30.00kmh)
Loop diameter: 1.83m 
Loop length: 5.749m
Laps completed after 24 hours of continuous running:124,738
Distance completed:717.12km
Result: Car decoder is in perfect condition and cool to the touch.
Testing to continue.

Design reconfigured so wiring is a breeze.
Wires also will be soldered horizontally on top side of board to keep everything as flat as possible instead of thru hole.

Should make for a nice install indeed.
Hi Guys. 
  After a few supply chain issues and having had to redesign to suits what’s available here it is.
Just 16x12x1.7mm
Powerful enough to drive a Shark 46K motor.
This should be available in coming weeks with a second production run being planned. 

As you can see the install has minimal impact on the car and weighs only 0.4g.

Bluetooth compatible for quick and easy updates using phone only.

I think your next generation of car ships will be so small that you have to look closely to discover it. Sun
Well done.  Thumbup

Testing telemetry using ThunderSlot with 25k motor. Telemetry from car to PC tells us motor speed 0-255, braking strength 0-255, the last Lane Brain it passed, which lane, driver name, and packets per second.

Showing how quick and easy it is to upgrade firmware on the new car chip using the Scorpius app, now available for iOS.

Success. The algorithm in the new code perfected. Here the Thunderslot Lola 25K is tested at 26.5km/h or 7.36m/s.
Hi Guys,

Last Wednesday 9th October the new highly anticipated Scorpius Gen II Car Decoder was released for sale. Even with a redesign being required due to supply chain issues, as well as long wait times we were still able to get this to market in under 11 months.

16x12x1.8mm. Size 192.00sqmm 
Volume:345.6 cubic mm
Motor drive:10A
DC only. 
Bluetooth compatible: Yes
App connect: Yes
Chip type: Nordic nRF52832 (5x5mm)
Range: 50 metre minimum
Battery life: 3 months typical use. 2xAA
Anti Collision: Yes
Braid wires: 24AWG silicon 
Photo transistor wires: 26AWG
Motor wires: 24AWG.Polyethylene insulation.
Motor compatibility: 5K to 50k motors may be used. Including 1:24 motors.

Car ID 1-24
Lane ID 
Sector ID (31 sectors max)
Lane change request status 
Driver name 
PEARL status, yes/no to lane change.
PIN security number. 
Motor drive PWM (0-100 in 1% increments)
Brake drive PWM (0-100 in 1% increments). 
Data transfer: 1MB/s

Update firmware:
Use app to update firmware. Use controller menu to put car into DFU (program by app) mode. 
iOS in App Store now. Android Feb 2023 release. 

Weight: Without wires 0.7g
                 With wires 1.7g

Price $49.95AUD plus tax.
Available in Webshop.