British engineers create epic office racetrack

By Daniel Uria   |   May 5, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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May 5 (UPI) -- Employees at an engineering firm in England created a miniature race track that ran throughout their office.

A blog post by SGS Engineering in Derby detailed the construction of the elaborate racing track that weaved through multiple desks for an epic toy car race.

"As engineers, we're naturally partial to a bit of motorsport whenever we get the chance, the burning of the rubber on the asphalt definitely gets our juices flowing," the post stated. "So when our bosses told us they were going to be away for the day, we thought it'd be a great opportunity to channel our inner petrolhead by combining our two loves; racing and engineering."

The group of engineers began by determining how many race track pieces would be required to complete the circuit while maneuvering around computers desks and disgruntled co-workers

They sketched out the track, which was made up of 18 sections, each containing five pieces of track, and calculated the proper amount of power needed to get the car moving and how fast it would travel at certain points.

Once the calculations were complete, the engineers assembled the track and sent two miniature cars speeding through the busy office.

"Finally, it was time to get our engines started," they said. "Luckily, we didn't require helmets or overalls, although, they still wouldn't be enough to keep us safe from the sales guys busy on their calls coming after us, or from our bosses when they found out we were weren't exactly making the 'best' use of company time!"

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