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MichaelSibbernsen
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RC Magic, the website for building magic with Micro RC Cars, will be closing down in just 2 weeks. I have had a great time developing the site during this past year, as well as corresponding with many magicians and Micro RC Car enthusiasts. Many thanks to the 18,000 plus visitors.

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Michael Sibbernsen
http://rcmagic.com
kaytracy
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Michael!
Just saw these things in Walmart the other day and picked one up for bashing to make an animated item for my props!

Nice ideas you have going, sorry your site is closing.

I will toy with the little thing and repost if I have success in my endeavors!
Kay
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JamesinLA
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Michael,
Can the RC part of the cars be used as triggers for other devices and effects? Like smoke machines, etc.?
Thanks.
Jim
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MichaelSibbernsen
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Thanks Kay. Looking forward to hear what you come up with.

Jim, some modification would obviously be necessary, but yes. By removing the receiver unit from the car chassis and adding a couple of relays you could trigger any number of items.

Other commercially available RC units would probably be better suited for most applications, but these would certainly come in handy if you need a tiny actuator.

MS
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Could I use an RC car engine to drive an ecentric cam to make a lightweight magical box shake rattle and roll on cue? Also, are the commericially available RC units you mention a lot more money than an RC unit adapted from an RC car?
Thank you, Michael.
Jim
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MichaelSibbernsen
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Jim,

To your first question, absolutely.

A very popular commercial product some folks have had success modifying (I hate saying the product) is the novelty "Electronic Fart Machines" from Spencers Gifts and the like. Wireless doorbells from Home Depot can also be modified. Both are inexpensive.

For high-end (and much more expensive) projects I would recommend the custom work of Wireless Wizardry at...

http://www.wirelesswizardry.com/remotes.htm


MS
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Thanks again, Michael. I am going to make use of this information. I've been trying to figure out how I was going to do this.
Jim
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I like the site. There are some clever ideas. I've wanted one of those cars for a while but I have never thought about using it in magic. Smile

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