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2dof to 3dof DIY Seat mover

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Nick Moxley, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Sebj

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    ouch, hopefully no damage to any of your sim setup. You must be using the sim much more than most I suspect.
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    Nick Moxley Well-Known Member

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    Ive found myself on the rig every day or every other day the past few weeks catching up on the Koenigsegg and other WIP mods. Were prepping a Big update on all levels for the Egg....Sounds, physics, Models,tires ect ect Its gonna be a good one.


    Also found out a little bit of info that Ill be releasing sooner than later. Its a fun factoid that might lead to something very cool, you never know. :cheers

    PS no damage to the rig or the motor's. I must have gotten lucky to catch it in time. The motor was still working normally....after all the bearing that failed was at the other end of the gear box, NOT the bearing right up against the motor/coupler.
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  3. Nick Moxley

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    Finally with the SimuCube in house and all the parts trickling in I managed to get the case all buttoned up and just waiting on a few more small thing's to complete it all.

    Motor cable wiring with ferrite shield.
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    PC also got a slight bump in Hp with a 2nd 980Ti

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    Cube, Ioni, PSU, Fan and Plexi.....the planning begins

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    Plastic stand offs from my RC parts Trees

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    Overall size of the box

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    Pretty happy with the quality of cut i can get on my Old school Band saw.

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    Oh sooo many Tabs.

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    Oh my the holes....

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    Oh So so many holes.

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    @Nick Moxley wow stunning really great work, you had to be patient while drilling I suggest? :)
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  5. Nick Moxley

    Nick Moxley Well-Known Member

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    Yes Very careful. :p

    I would HIGHLY suggest working with 3/8" or 1/4" 1/8 is on the thinner side for this project, But I paid next to nothing for it so decided to go ahead with it.
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    Very impressive, giving me some more ideas...
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  7. Nick Moxley

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    With the OSW progressing, it was time to start to convert my Fanatec's over. Teensy LC to the rescue.

    My plan, from USB to Flight 90, to Coiled USB, to RJ10, to DIY soldered Micro B and finally into the Teensy. Wheels will be "wireless" when removed, Ill look into the BlueTooth mod when its more reliable.

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    Cutting holes in expensive gear is never fun, but had to happen.

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    Next up the BMW.
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    Good job Nick,,,,,,, I love the pliers in a vice with the rubber band spare hands mod ,,, ,,,oh and that RJ10 slot looks sweet..
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  9. Nick Moxley

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    So i decided to pick up a New toy the other week that i really had no clue i would have soo many uses for, Enter the 3d printer, A Prusa i3 Mk2. build volume of 250x210x200 mm or 9.82" x 8.26" x 7.87" and Capable to print down to .05mm in a Vast array of filaments.

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    After some misc calibration prints the little frog was up first, 3+ hours but Oh the detail, Was printed in .05mm resolution aka layer height

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    Before doing anything practical i had to do a few thing's i found of thingiverse for the heck of it, also to learn what i was doing with the printer setting's and see whats what, Well this being my first big print had a boo boo, well more like my Power decided to "glitch" out during a rather heavy rain storm we were having, this forced a reboot on the unit which unfortunately is a problem, lol so now i have a rather interesting Pencil holder.

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    I ended up using WAY too much infill on the first one and managed to cut the weight down by almost 1/3 with some Infill tweaking and Perimeter thickness settings on the 2nd one. The Pencil holder buddha can be stood on no problems.

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    Now on to some more practical stuff,

    Paddles and a Project in the Works.




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    I have wanted to buy one for some time, but i have soooo many toys and couldnt quite bring it to myself to justify. I looked at RC parts (like you im guessing) but haven't taken the plunge yet.
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    Why yes, that simucube box DOES look good <grin>
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    super job
    You are very meticulous (not me)
    you have top hardware
    it's impressive
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    Nice work as usual @Nick Moxley especially like the cube project. Keep up the detailed builds, its nice to see someone with the patience to finish the small details.
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    Thanks guys, It May seem like i have the patience of a Grandparent, but in reality im a Very Impatient person, very rarely do i leave a project of this magnitude for the length of time i did. I was being Lazy and cheap waiting on Ebay QR clamps that in the end weren't the greatest quality but will get the job done till i can get some more in.

    The CUBE is Officially alive and kicking and HOLY F ME SILLY.....Its exactly what all the guys said it to be, I now have a WHOLE new appreciation for FFB and RAW NM's of Torque....and here i thought the Motion motor's were Fast and Strong.....Lol

    I went with the 20nm Mige and 600w Cheapo PSU and Holy poop, the torque on the Numbed down setting of 10 on MCC was impressive enough, just last night i bumped up the MCC to 12 (can go as high as 16 something) and OH my lord, soo impressive its not even funny. Drifting is a WHOLE new ball game.....Old Non power steering cars, oh my oh my oh my.



    So now for Bi monthly update :grin

    last we left off with the Corvette wheel in parts and pieces, Well its 90% finished with a few cosmetic thing's to take care of.

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    Here's a Pair of Encoder knobs that I honestly dislike the feel of, On to the next style.

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    My 4th Display Up top of my Rig died the other day, so had to do some swip swapping of monitors between my upstairs machine and my shop, so got a upgrade of a 22" 1920x1080 to replace the Old girl 1200x800 22" that has done me proud for over 10+ years.

    Needed some new speaker mounts for the Center channel which sits up on top of said 4th monitor. Old one had a little ridge it could clip into, New monitor did not, so needed these little guys. Oh how 3dprinting makes life easy sometimes. :grin

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    Fanatec Iphone4

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    Mige Iphone4 holder.

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    Needed a way to bolt it to my Mige base, What better than a printed bolt and Nut.

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    Mounted up

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    Didn't like the Bolt for loosening and removing the holder so i made another bolt for easy gripping

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    ShoeGoo'd the Back nut in place, so a Simple 1/4 turn and the display pops off...nuts hold their place and slides back on like Nothin.


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    More to come.........
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    And video to come!!!
    Great work! Damn you Mr. Moxley, you're making me want to buy myself a 3d printer :rolleyes:
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    here's just a little taste of the new video quality im getting with the new Phone.

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    Great setup Nick. And nice audio too, has it always been this way?

    The Cayman GT4 Clubsport @ VIR is a lot of fun! I enjoyed the R1 Praga yesterday and that was fantastic too
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    Yep and double damn you for making me want to buy an OSW ,,,Oh man our missus will skin me alive if i start buying OSW gear Haha ,,,,, Think i'll have to wait till after xmas then surprise her ,, it's kind of funny how last year she never noticed my T300 magically transform into a CSW V2 overnight so i might just get away with it again :grin

    That wheel is coming along really well Nick ,,looking forward to seeing the end result ,,,, :thumbs
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    nice to see in action
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    Working with Steve from SRE and OSR, we've embarked on a few New projects.

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    So now some Avid 3dprinter guys might see the Inserts, so here's some of many styles of Inserts i have at my disposal for building now
    larger M4x9.6mm with Large Blade threads has proven to work nice in PLA when melted in, while the Knurled ones have Soo much bite when properly melted into the TPU, They Physically cant be removed unless you Seriously want them so. Force alone isn't enough...Yes they bite THAT hard. Knurled ones are also the cheapest of all at around 5-8$ for a box of 100 in what ever length/size you need. I can provide links if need be. Just let me know.



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    Fanatec's has a Very Unique switch on their CSW lineup, The RKJXT1F These happen to be available From Aliexpress for a decent price, 4 for 16$...tho they need a mount, which as seen below came out pretty good.


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    Sparco Pedal face i did in .3 res for testing.....contemplating adding it to my Fanatec v2's......but they might not be around too much longer.....;)

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    And that can wrap it up for now, Gotta save a little somethin somethin.
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