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2DOF Arduino Pololu24v sim (By Fabio)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Fabiosb, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Fabiosb

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    Hello everyone!

    First I want to thank and congratulate the community for providing the information and materials that made it possible for me and many others to build their own simulators.
    And sorry for the bad English, I'm from Brazil.:D

    So.. I started to build my simulator in October 2014 and ended in May 2015. I played for a while until I started having problems with the X-Sim software, than I let the sim stopped until now.
    Today I discovered the XSimulator and decided to test again. ;)

    Here is the project originally posted on X-Sim forum:

    I have based on RacingMat project.
    I used Autodesk Inventor to make the drawing.
    Desenho1.png
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    Using this Cockpit from WSGT and a Logitech G27.
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    Two Bosch wiper motor 24v / Arduino Uno / Pololu VNH5019 / Two PSU 24V 14,5A in parallel.
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    The base made of wood and steel.
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    Base welded.
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    Base with more wood and all the electronic mounted for testing.
    I uploaded the RacingMat code to the Arduino and tested sending commands by Serial Monitor and worked great!
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    Than I install the cockpit on the base and add a Creative 5.1 sound system.
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    Have to add two springs because the weight was too high in the front.
    Changed the pots to better ones too. Everything stuck with hot glue for now :p
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    Some measures to have a better idea.
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    Installed the monitors and finally done! :)
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    I will post more details and some videos later.

    Thanks!!
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    Yes, the feedback is given by the Arduino.
    The pots for positioning are connected on Arduino and then go to the Pololu.
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    Thanks for sharing your project.
    The Pololu 2507 + Arduino is very good partner.
    Now only "enjoys SimTools" !!!
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    Have to wait for a while... Euro is too expensive, 1 to 4 almost:(
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    Thanks Daguru!
    I already downloaded the SimTools, but I need a plugin to test with my games..
    So I need 250 coins or pay 19eur. That is what I understand reading the FAQ, pls tell me if I wrong.

    Regards!
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    Wow!! Thanks a lot Daguru!! :)
    Really appreciated! :thumbs

    Now I can test for real!
    Tomorrow I'll post my results ;)
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    Finally tested! Works perfect! :thumbs

    Here is a video of my sim in action ;)



    Thanks!
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    Nice job !! Looks like a lot of fun :popcorn
    You got some flex there the base is lifting off the floor, also do those motors get hot at all ?
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    Yes, the base should be wider to become more stable.
    After two hours playing the motors became warm only, also the Pololu. Even without heatsink.
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    It looks great, good job :thumbs
    It seems a lot of weight for engines, look after them well if they will not last long.
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    beautiful work Fábio! I am Brazilian too and I am building my simulator !! You helped me a lot with emails! I am now in the structure ! as soon as I finish I will publish here! but for this I have to get the project car 2 plugin! I will finish and publish with some photos!
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    Hi Fabio, I'm building the same project as yours! with the same bosch 310 24v motors! please would you be able to put the parameters you used in SMC3Utils? just a pic please!

    I'm stuck at this stage of the project! appreciate.
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    Hi Thomaz!

    I'm glad I helped you!

    I never used SMC3Utils, is this just for testing?
    I just used the SimTools software, here is my config:

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