July 3, 2008

GeoTrax Engineer's Tip of the Month - Do You Have One?

Last year when Fisher-Price launched the new version of the Official GeoTrax website, I noticed a feature that really caught my attention. On their track layouts page they had a little section labeled the "Engineer's Tip of the Month."

As you can see it pictured here, the idea was to have a picture and a description of some shortcut or 'hack' that would allow you to get more out of your GeoTrax sets. Using rails to span two straight pieces of track and hold them together in a way that eliminates the need for a track support (or stanchion)...now that is a cool idea, since supports can be scarce.

But that wasn't the first place this tip appeared...it came directly from you, the GeoTrax community, and has been shared several times in places like the GeoTrax Yahoo! Group and in the forums of GeoTrax World. Unfortunately, the people at Fisher-Price have only released one engineer's tip of the month in the last year - despite the fact it appears their intention was to do this once a month. Maybe this post can serve as a bit of poke to get them to jump start what could be a really interesting feature on their website.

The community has lots of great ideas like this and so I am creating this blog post as a way to give you a chance to sound off and be heard.

Do you have what you consider to be a great 'engineer's tip'? Share it with us by doing one of the following:

1. post a comment on the blog by clicking the comments link at the end of this post
2. send an email to geotraxblog {AT} gmail.com.

Let us know the details of a great GeoTrax tip you have stumbled on during your GeoTrax playtime.

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