Updates about MagTrack
As of 11/2019, the MagTrack system is available as an open source project where anyone can download and 3D print the part necessary to make your own MagTrack layout. Please visit 3DBotMaker.com to learn more about the Open Track Project.
Introducing MagTrack a new toy car racing system by 3DBotMaker. What started out as a permanent setup track with screws and mounting brackets became something completely new after I handed it over to my kids. They were having fun until the track separated and I realized there was no way my youngest boy was going to be able to set it back up. So I decided to make a track system that even a 4 year old could set up in seconds.
MagTrack throws connector tabs completely out the window using strong neodymium magnets to hold everything together. Tracks can be set up, taken down, and reconfigured in seconds. There’s no need for tape or screws to keep things from sliding apart.
By far the most difficult part to design was the turn. I went through 5 or 6 prototypes before I arrived at the MagTrack 180. It’s a more compact design taking up less room than the sizzler fat track turn. The magnetic connection allows it to be set up and reconfigured in seconds.
In addition to wide open racing, a lane divider can be added to the middle of the track creating 2 separate lanes. The track segments are 18” long. The start gate is 9” long, allowing up to 9 cars to fit. (Of course you can always add more track onto the back) There’s also a finish line lane merger.