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Showroom 3070W 6DOF Seat Mover (WIP Surge_Sway table)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Pit, Mar 5, 2014.

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    the second layer is finished. Better photos will be taken later.
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    There must be order...
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    BTW surge and sway has been already tested, the concept of using rails and gear racks was a success. Now I will assemble all the parts and - the trickiest part - to fix the projectors on the tables. Meanwhile I am optimizing the moves and when all is finished and assembled (and not until then) I will upload a video. But I do not make empty promises if I say the effort was worth the trouble.
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    piggyback...
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    OMG! A godzillamulator!

    another multi-slices monster from @Pit! 2015-09-07_14-45-52.jpg
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    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    too cool gj
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    looks amazing! Its a really individual monster!
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    Hi @Pit
    this is the "Pit made" machine:thumbs
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    I am struggling with the projector stand, I have to save weight but at the same time I have to avoid any "mini vibrations", I did already a projector stand which failed due to too much vibrations. The model taken in the picture shows you a test unit (build 2.1 ;) ) The final is expected somewhere around build 18 or so...*sigh*
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    It may be easier to build a moving motion system for the cameras and mount it seperate on the roof than it would be to try and eliminate vibration with the sort of motion you run @Pit.
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    Thank you both for the suggestions. Unfortunately the projectors have to be placed over the seat and between the seat and the ceiling I have only a few centimeter left. I am experimenting and already build 2 is promising a good result. Today the stand will be reinforced, the evening I will report how it works (or not).
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    Build 4 - and it works. I have only very small interferences, and only if I push hard against the rig. I am using rubber buffer.
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    Wow what a beast !!!
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    Hi @Pit ...
    Regarding this video how you used the projector before ...


    So, you may use a slightly over head shelf " crew nest" that hosts the projector ...
    Then mount it to a main mast long enough above your head like the pirate ships :) that use log robes for support ...
    Lightweight firmly stand still and easy to achieve concept ...
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    Or ... use the high tension transmission lines tower triangles design to achieve such concept ... plus maybe using some PVC pipes .
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    @speedy thanks so much for your thoughts. It sounds crazy but I have (had) to find a mix between stability and flexing - meaning an "antiflex" stand. The layers are build by using wood - a material which likes to flex. While the big forces are no problem, when I was releasing the clutch pedal in a very fast and aggressive way or shifting very hard the small vibrations (jitter) which have occurred have been very annoying. I think I tinkered a reasonable solution now, probably could be better but my hands are demolished by bashing the rig all the time doing the vibration check ;)
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    Everyone has his cross to bear so the mine is I am a lousy and incompetent guy when I have to meter. After some really catastrophic actions while measuring (often I did it twice because it was too short or shorter than too short) today I added the left screen to the rig and noticed when I roll the rig to the left and back side, the screen touches the wall... :( I have to turn the rig and to push it a little forward but this monster weights 200KG or more so how to move it will be my big next question for the next days...Anyway I am very happy that I have no carpet ;)
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