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Showroom 6DOF project using 12v DC Motors, Sabertooth 2x60's (was MM's) and Arduinos + OSW

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by SilentChill, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. SilentChill

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    No I had it on the rig but its playing up really bad in RaceRoom for some reason, I've gone back to using the motion cancellation for now
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    Anyone can provide me a car chair reference(or ebay link)? I like the car chair used in this 6dof with a weightless 9 KG. I'm using a real car chair but the weigh is over 40 KG.
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    hey @SilentChill sorry if i make u repeat.. i like to ask what is the black poly material you use, it looks like ABS slabs that you put at the top of your actuator and bases, and connected your bearings as guides...
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    Hello, I have a question about the wiring.
    You are definitely using a shielded cable for motors and pots. Did you earth the shield or treat it differently? I'm having trouble with engines, so soon as I put my ring on load so the engines start to turn back and forth easily. So everything vibrates.
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    Nice work SilentChill! I saw a video on youtube were you drove Dirt Rally using OpenVr. How did you get the game running so it`s possible to open OpenVr inside the game? Im trying to get vr compensation working. it works vell on LFS but when trying to run Dirt Rally it allways start
    through oculus app and I can`t open OpenVR? Steam say it`s not a VR game?
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    Its been that long I honestly cant remember , I will have a little look after and see if I can see how it works, I'm sure it just worked cant remember having to do anything special
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    Thans for responding. I figured it out... had to use Revive, an older vers and everything work fine now
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    Thanks ! I have Revive but nothing work fine for me ! I don`t have * Icon * of Project car 2 . I will try to find the old version .
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    20190606_154102.jpg

    Got a new toy to try !! Yeah !!
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    I want feedback!
    I'm looking at Valve Index, but curious about this one also.
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    Yes, I am curious too. I was not aware of it existence.
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    ,,,zzuwz

    Its pretty damn good, just figured out you can set IPD in WMR settings so thats sorted. I just need to get the controller isolated properly now for motion cancellation as its slightly different shape to the samsung ones so its not held in place firm enough.
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    Nice, Its suppose to be the real 'sweet spot' for clarity for VR at this time - enjoy :thumbs.
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    hey @SilentChill i like to follow your design of your 6dof base and seat frame.. by any chance do you have dimensions of your motion platform frame and base? i dig your idea of opposing triangles...

    i tried to read through the thread, but lost track when u went from 6 dof motors to actuators...
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    I can get some measurements for you as I didn't do any design I just built it lol :D
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    i would super appreciate any info you have for measurements. im just happy to have your reply :)
    i been following your youtube races, its like you just enjoy your platform, you dont even sweat if the build works, it just works!
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    hi
    What is the specification of the motor?
    thank you very much
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    Hi there.
    I know I'm a couple of years late, but do you happen to have (or link)
    to Arduino code for 6dof MM ? tried looking for it on the site,
    but somehow I seem to miss it.. or the testing code that you used?
    Do you even need code to just test them?.. really, any help in that direction would be appreciated.
    Tnx,
    R.