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3DOF With DC motors and arduino UNO

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by buzzzzzz, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. buzzzzzz

    buzzzzzz New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, Arduino
    Hello everyone!!!

    Finally I start my project. After having searched on forums, watching videos to motivate me, looking for different technical solutions, studying the cost of this project, I chose to build a 3DOF composed of :
    • a structure made of welded metal tube
    • 3 DC motors with Sabertooth controllers
    • an arduino UNO as an interface
    • an essential Steering Wheel
    • a seat.

    It will be an ALL mobile because it will be used with a VR headset.
    I think it's already ambitious for a first one.
    I already have my VR headset (HTC VIve), a Thrustmaster steering wheel (RGT Force Feedback Pro Clutch Edition), a good PC, a lot of construction equipment and a strong desire to complete my project. The only unknown will be the time of realization.

    To get used to the SIMTOOLs software, I made a reduced model of the project with RC servo and my 3D printer. It uses the techniques that will be used and is still in debug.

    Here are some pictures.

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    If you are interested in STL files, don't hesitate to ask me, I will make a ZIP that I will add to the post.

    This forum is a real source of information and I will not hesitate to ask for help.

    Thank you in advance.

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  3. buzzzzzz

    buzzzzzz New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, Arduino
    The project takes time,

    I used an ARDUINO with XY Joystick Module to move the upper tray. After several hours to find the right source code, it works fine.

    I am looking for a 24V DC motor and a power of about 400w with a RV040 gearbox. As soon as I found the right model, I'll buy it.

    For this project I will not use the SABERTOOTH controllers but rather the CYTRON MDDS30 controllers (30Amp 7V-35V SmartDrive DC Motor Driver (2 Channels)).

    I am making the plans of the model on scale 1. I will post as soon as possible pictures of the construction.


    ;)