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Showroom 12v Winch Motor Driving Simpit

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Historiker, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. noorbeast

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    Haha, I used to use projectors be even HD projectors did not look right to me. Here is a great example of what can be done though:





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    Dude, that render looks awesome....Cant wait to see this all built and working. Get to it. :cheers
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    I would put triples on both or get VR :p

    Amazing job on the cockpit though looks really good :) Getting good use out of your CNC
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    You got skills. Good discussion on disply.:cool:
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    Question regarding Sketchup: I did my first piece of CAD design intended to go to CAM system to mill an aluminium piece only last week. To my horror I discovered my object's dimensions so carefully and exactly specified in Sketchup were way out when imported into CAMBAM. I had to re-size everything. Has this been an issue for you, or am I doing it wrong?
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    It might depend on what you have your units set as in each program. To a CAD or CAM program a unit is just a reference. You have to specify to each that the model that you are working on is either 1 inch per unit or 1mm per unit.

    I had someone try to cut out parts for their CNC router table based on designs that I posted online for them. They are in Australia while I am in the U.S. and so they were cutting 19mm when my system would have cut 19 inches. The good thing is that they had cool miniatures parts :)
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    Two of my cheap momentary buttons went bad on my button box. I was going to replace them but the spaghetti mess of wiring inside the box made this almost impossible. So...

    I made a new one :)

    I wanted it smaller than the original, less mess inside and better access to the rear plugs for the peripherals (7 speed H-shifter, analog hand brake and sequential shifter).

    Again, I am using the same Teensy++2.0 development board that I had before, just soldered directly to a PCB button array. Far less cluttered this way.

    The front and back plates are PLA made on my 3D printer.




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    Ever had a Broken pin in the QR from slop ? (Ive done in 2 pins so far on the BMW wheel) Your QR looks like its seen better days as mine does. Im looking forward to my Simucube setup and that Teensy is going to come in handy for my 2 wheels. Greedy Bodnar and his 60$ chip, Lol
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    The quick release works very well, no more play now then when I bought it. The odd look comes from the lubricant that it came with, it is a dark blue. No problems at all with the pins either. But I have to admit that I hardly ever remove the wheel. I like the BMW rim and do not plan on buying a different one.

    I like Leo Bodnar boards, very dependable and easy to use. But they are pretty expensive compared to the Teensy, especially with international shipping. The Teensy needs to be programmed and of course I make a PCB to use with it making it easier to connect. But the teensy doesnt need a matrix to get 32 buttons out of it, there are direct pins for 32+ buttons. And of course 8 analog axis.
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    Strange, i relube my wheel frequently and it wasn't until a couple month's ago it started to happen, First pin broke when the QR pinch bolt came loose, ok justified, next pin that broke the Pinch bolt was Still tight....bah What the Fudge is going on.....Now Im hoping and preying the QR last's until i get my Simucube all setup and running.
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    I do like your wiring!
    4 wires for 20 buttons :thumbs
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    Yeah, that is a little embarrassing, my traces came out too narrow in a couple of places so I had to jumper them.
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    Next time, it will be 0 wires! ;)
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    Long needed update for the rig.

    I am now using my HTC Vive on the driving simpit. I have removed the monitors with the exception of a window monitor to get things started. The addition of motion canceling (thanks for the info @noorbeast) makes it a smooth(pun intended) experience.

    Added simulated wind thanks to @SilentChill using two 4" marine blowers. This really adds immersion in open top cars like the Pro Mazda in iRacing.

    Summer is almost over and my summer tours are definitely over so hopefully I get more time in the simpits this winter.

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    Looks good. I agree, this summer has been busy, my sim is growing cobwebs. Maybe when the snow flies.......
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    A few weeks ago I returned from a ski trip to Innsbruck Austria. Oddly the thing that I kept thinking about the most (other than missing my wife) when I was over there was my simpit. I have been away from using it for a while as I had disassembled the ceiling in my man-cave to upgrade the heat spreaders on my radiant heat floor. So when I got home I finished the heating project (we had heat the whole time, I just had the water hoses exposed) and replaced the insulation and ceiling tiles. After cleaning up my simpit I got to work updating the software and re-configuring it to use the Oculus Rift (looks better to me as I do not need to use corrective lenses with it for some reason). I also added another monitor to keep Simtools screens up as VR usually takes over the main screen (i can peek at output/motion, etc).

    Anyway, I wanted to give a HUGE thumbs up to @yobuddy, @value1, and everyone else that has worked on or tested Simtools 2!

    After tuning my rig for not only motion and simulated wind, I have changed my transducer/bass shaker setup over to Game Vibe and have been absolutely amazed.

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    Hmm....I need to update my profile picture.....details to come :popcorn
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    Coming Soon.....

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Using my 3D printer I whipped up a prototype paddle shifter using the CAD files @TOPMO3 generously posted to his OSW build thread. I am not sure that I will go the custom wheel route yet. I am leaning heavily toward using my Fanatec BMW rim with a Teensy LC project board introduced by Darknao here:

    https://github.com/darknao/btClubSportWheel

    After all, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel (Oh boy I have waited years to use that pun!!! :D )

    Topmo3's design is really nice, parts fit well together and the action would certainly be good with magnets installed. If I go this route I will use 3D printed parts for the box and CNC cut phenolic plastic for rigidity.

    Not sure if I will get this project done before September though; I am leaving in May to ride my bicycle around Europe for three months. Hopefully I will have the base working by then; not sure about the wheel though.

    Also thanks to @RacingMat for the wheel hub design, I printed one of those as well.

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