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Buy/Sell/Trade / Random Taiyo/Tyco/Radioshack/Nikko parts
« Last post by Tamm on July 30, 2017, 12:06:49 »
I'm having a clearout of a lot of RC parts and tyres/wheels and rc boards and motors.
Currently taking photos of it all for listing on ebay if anyone is looking for a rc board or a motor
from the makes above let me know and I'll have a look.
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Blogs / RetroPie: Adding games?
« Last post by derelicte on July 26, 2017, 19:53:16 »
Recently got an RPi3 for my birthday. Installed RetroPie with help from my techy brother (a.k.a. Dragon). I'm wondering if more games can be added. I don't know much about this system yet or how I'd even add games.
Anyway, looking for Cabbage Patch Kids and Smurfs currently. Also wondering if some even older Caleco games can be added.
In the words of pretty much any panhandler: "Anything helps. God bless." Or maybe, "Not gonna lie, I just need a beer."  ;D ;D

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Blogs / Re: RetroPie Scraper Setup
« Last post by Dragon on July 22, 2017, 21:01:47 »
You're welcome. Glad I could be of help to you.
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Blogs / Re: Fidget Spinners
« Last post by Dragon on July 22, 2017, 21:01:10 »
I've spun them a little, and yes, I have noticed that gyroscopic effect. I hadn't thought about it with motorcycles, but thanks for giving us the comparison.
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Blogs / Re: Fidget Spinners
« Last post by derelicte on July 22, 2017, 19:54:54 »
I have a few fidget spinners already. They're those two things on my motorcycles that hold the tires on.  8)

One thing the fidget spinner (FS) does demonstrate is the gyroscopic effect. This is felt by turning the FS while it's spinning. Holds true in motorcycle racing. If you have less spinning mass, it's easier to turn into a curve. That's why lighter wheels make so much difference in handling.
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Blogs / Re: RetroPie Scraper Setup
« Last post by derelicte on July 22, 2017, 19:48:50 »
Thanks for building this scraper fix! Definitely a great thing to have access to. It's nice having someone around that understands all this stuff and how to write programs. Certainly nothing I would have tackled. I'll stick to the stuff I'm good at, which definitely isn't computers. Lol
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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Mark on July 21, 2017, 20:36:16 »
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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Dragon on July 20, 2017, 18:14:54 »
Hey Mark, it looks like you've exceeded your hosting limit for photobucket, but you can upload images to your post here. They might need to be reduced in size for the forum restrictions, but it is an option.
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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Mark on July 18, 2017, 13:29:28 »
I picked up another Eliminator. This one was really dirty and full of really fine beach sand when I got it. Also missing are the roll bar lights and it has a broken tab on the battery door on the truck. When I first got I could just barely turn the rear wheels. I removed the gearbox from the truck, removed the motor, and split the gear box as much as i could. This allowed me to blow out all the beach sand and with a few rounds of de-greaser and compressed air I was able to turn the rear axle and actually move the gear selector. The box for this one is in nice shape, and after a lot of cleaning on the truck it displays pretty good.















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Blogs / Re: Visual Music Composition
« Last post by Dragon on July 13, 2017, 17:53:07 »
FYI, the Doodle is now in the archive, but these compositions are still accessible, just not directly through those links that I gave before. If you click on one of the links above. you'll need to click on the yellow Play button in the Google graphic that is found above the article... or just use the links in today's post to jump right to them. 

https://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2017/fischinger/fischinger17.8.html?hl=en&doodle=32501999-0A0A0I0CEA0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A100a0

https://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2017/fischinger/fischinger17.8.html?hl=en&doodle=32501999-0A0A0I0CEA0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0ABACA0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0ABA0g0C0A0C0A0C0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A100a0
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