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2 DOF Beginners Thread / Hardware

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by _Yanni_893_, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. _Yanni_893_

    _Yanni_893_ New Member

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    Hi, I'm new here in the Forum.
    My English is not really good. My problem is that, firstly, I don't know exactly which parts I need, because each thread writes something different, and secondly, I don't understand how to incorporate the pots for example (directly on the motor). Thanks for a response. And I apologize for my bad English now.

    I thought I needed the following hardware:
    2x Wiper Engine
    2x Pots
    1x Arduino (which I don't know exactly though)
    1xMotoMonster (do you need extra cooler?)
    1XPower Supply from PC

    I have already tried to read through some threads, but with moderate success.
    There may also be quite a few threads in English that I don't quite understand.
    I write in English as I am new here and I think in English you just get more answer than in German.

    Thank you very much!
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise. But keep in mind while some DIY build threads they are not often step be step instructions, and different projects use different material and/or design aspects, with parts availability and building skills often factoring in to hardware and design choices.

    It is probably a good idea to spend some more time researching, as you first need to decide what design of sim you want to build, as that may affect what hardware you choose. For example a 2DOF could take the form of seat shaker or full frame: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/full-frame-vs-seat-shaker-designs-which-is-better.213/

    And a 2DOF could be build in a number of different ways, as a shoulder mound, as a compact design, as a knee mount or foot mount sim. SimCalc can help get your head around design Vs physics with such choices: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    That includes potential issues, like faulty clone MMs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/reputable-monster-moto-suppliers-testing-before-use.158/

    Various code options for Arduino (I would suggest you try the SMC3 code first): https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino-code-for-use-with-various-hardware-and-simtools.31/

    Plus critical information like ground isolating wiper motors: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/wiper-motor-mandatory-ground-isolation.25/

    I would suggest you use cheap LED PSUs. Or modify server PSUs: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...ver-power-supplies-as-cheap-powerful-psus.54/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    Good luck with your project.
  3. _Yanni_893_

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    So I understood the components and the wiring very well. However, I still have a question about the picture here.Why are Arduino and MotoMonster wired twice or connected? The arrow points to the four cables that I mean. Are not they normally superfluous? Thanks for an answer!

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    This is an example of connecting three axes. I used SMC3.

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  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    An English translation is required, as per the forum rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/
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