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6DoF VR Flight Pit

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Historiker, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform, 6DOF
    So, take this:

    IMG_20190206_071623649.jpg

    And a bit of these:

    IMG_20190218_104510319.jpg

    Stir in a couple [EDIT: Six] of these:

    IMG_20190218_104455125.jpg

    Spike it with a handful of those

    IMG_20190218_104615091.jpg

    toss in this:

    IMG_20190218_104700097.jpg

    And you get!....And you GET!!!...er....wait a minute....forgot to turn on the stove...come back later. :D
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    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019 at 22:04
  2. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform, 6DOF
    Ok, forget the universal joint. How about this?

    Mark 2 6DoF.JPG
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  3. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform, 6DOF
    Thanks to @bruce stephen allowing me to buy his Bodine motors the 6DoF has been officially started.

    Nothing earth shattering here:
    Motors: six @ 12v, 23a, 60:1 gearboxes, 42rpm and 310 in-lbs.
    Drivers 3@ 2x32 Sabertooths (I wanted to be one of the cool kids!) They have shipped so I get to play with them soon.
    30amp LED power supplies behind a 12v garden battery (cause I wanted to)
    Three 100lb Suspa gas struts (because...me)
    I have not yet decided if I will buy Kangaroo's but probably. I do have lots of Uno R3s around though.
    Also ordered 1/2" (12.6mm) hiem joints.

    I cut up my old 6DoF frame from way back when and re-purposed it:

    IMG_20190322_161924620.jpg IMG_20190322_161930850.jpg
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