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3DOF simulator with wiper motor

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by FrancescoRoberto, May 27, 2018.

  1. FrancescoRoberto

    FrancescoRoberto New Member

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    He,
    I try to assembly my first simulator (3DOF)
    See the attachment about the project and the tests.
    I bought the racing seat and the wheel, while the aluminum profiles arrived in two weeks

    Best Regards
    Francesco Rosso

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    Hello,

    My simulator assembly is going on.
    I need make some modifications, about this I try to find some solutions.
    I the attachments I save some imagines.

    Best Regards
    Francesco Rosso IMG_20180630_102854873.jpg

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    Any further progress in getting it all put together?
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    Thanks for your suggests. I make a braket 35mm long, so the load on the motor shaft isn't too big.
    Furthermore I buy two wheel z=16 and z=30 to connect the motor and the potentiometer; I'm going to buy, certainly, a system cooling to a motormonster.
    I'll attach other imagines about the assembly.
    Another question:
    I've received a discount code about Simtools free license, but I don't understand how I may use this code;
    I've a free license or I anyway need to buy a license?
    Best Regards
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    Hello,
    Now I send some imagines about the assembly.

    Best Regards

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    Hello,
    In some days I'll post some imaginesc to show my 3dof playseat.
    But I'd like to receive an nswer about some doubts.
    I'd like to use a PS4 with Project Cars2 connect by an UDP PC to my simulator.
    It's possible? I try to understand if there's this opportunity but I'm not sure that I'll succes; I can try with another game, too.
    Can sameone help me about this projects?
    thanks
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    Thanks noorbeast,

    I'll read it soon.
    Now, finally, I've finished the frame's assembly and I try to attach some imagines.
    I hope that the tests with n°2 motor will be ok, so I can install the one and I try to move the playseat.

    Best Regards

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    Hello,

    Finally, by Spyderwash help and suggests, I can rotate the wiper motors and the tests have been positive.
    See the attachments.
    Now I try to install these on my playseat in the next days and then I hope it's ok to start the game; before with LFS and then with Projectcars2 by PS4.
    About this, I don't know anything about UDP connection between console and PC.
    I 'd like to attach the video but it's too big,in the next days I make some changes and I'll try to attach the file.

    I than to noorbeast about the link but I don't have coins, so I hope to gain the necessarycoins by next posts and attachment
    Best Regards
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    Hello,
    In the time I learn to upload a video on youtube to be able to show the successes made inassembly of my playseat 3dof I've choosen its name: "REDXreme1" and one day I will explain the meaning. At this point I just have to attach some pictures showing progress made, Tuesday I lost the delivery of the power supply but today the courier makes a second delivery attempt. Now the levers to transmit the pitch and roll movement are about 100mm.

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    Hello,
    By this post I try to link my video about the wiper motrors tests using SMC3 and then using LFS and SimTools.

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    Hello, Thanks for the directions described in the previous post. I hope to be able to show you in video at what point they are. Two days ago I moved the station, currently 2DOF as the first step, and it was a great satisfaction to see the mechanism move. But immediately afterwards I focused on the set up and already the first difficulties arose because, in my opinion, a detailed manual on how the SIMTOOLS program works is missing. See attachment image settings for LFS; the thing that surprised me is how little you look at the roll in the opposite movement of the levers; you will notice that I also acted on the filters, but only for what concerns the smoothing. Then, today I had the unhealthy idea of connecting the fixed PC, apart from the fact that Arduino uses the COM5 port instead of COM3, the motors do not operate. I thought it was the wrong string of the axes or the bits per second that in the control panel are at 9600, while in Simtools 500000; but nothing. I thought, then, to get around the problem by connecting two PCs: the fixed game and Game Manager, while the usual laptop with Game Engine and connected the COM3 port to control the engines; what do you think? Thank you
    About my PS4 project, I don't success to download the @vthinsel file about the connection between PS4
    and PC - Simtools; May you help me?

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    Please have a look through the FAQ SimTools section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category

    In particular the SimTool documentation: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/rtfm-start-with-the-official-simtools-documentation.117/

    How SimTools expects axis to be be configured for movement direction: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/which-way-to-set-simtool-axis-movements.230/

    How to refine a motion profile: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    And axis assignment percentage totals, so you don't risk clipping: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/axis-assignment-percentage-totals.120/

    And dual PC setup, if that is the way you want to go: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/dual-pc-simtools-setup.251/

    I would suggest you leave filters until after you have a well sorted base profile.
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    Hello and thank you for the links. The various tutorial documents I had already downloaded, what I wanted to say is that more examples would be useful. I understood, however, that I just have to learn to look for them among the different posts in the forum; probably my difficulty to find information is due to the use of new terms for me and, above all, theEnglish language knowledge . Now to use PS4 on my playseat I should download the file of which in a previous post you provided me with the link, but I do not have permission to download. Can you help me? Thank you Best Regards
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    Thank you for the opportunity offered. I will try to reward the availability by posting more information about my station and related videos.
    In addition to the plugin for Projectcars2 with UDP connection do you have any plugins to suggest for my needs?
    Best Regards
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    I would suggest you download any plugin for games that remotely interests you, during the one week you have access.