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A foldable DIY Sim RIG with G-Seat

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Banfy, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Michael_miass

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    Great job! How does your fan work? the higher the speed, the harder it blows?
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    Yes, exactly, simple as that, driven by arduino
    I use simhub (for simracing only) but simtools can do it as well
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    Looks great! Always excellent inspiration!

    I've broken a couple of zip-ties myself, but I found that using a smaller zip-tie in the servo arm and a heavier duty zip-tie to the base seems to help, although your cabling seems like the proper way to do it. Generally I only pop the zip-ties when I pump too much air into the bladders and there's not enough room for the air to distribute. I've actually just made some upgrades as well, which I'm hoping to post in the next day or so.
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    thanks
    Yes, i have broken many zip ties, and it is painfull to fix!
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    sorry but i am new i don't know if it's wrong i hope not to disturb :blush
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    ??
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    Hi all

    In my eternal quest to find out which new feature i could add to the sim rig, i have been looking a G-HEAD systems.
    Finally i have just put a bladder behind my head, under the seat cover (red spot) and it give quite good results considering how simple it is to implement ;-)

    I can set it either for breaking or accelerating. I prefer the acceleration mode (simulating the helmet being compressed to the seat)
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    After few hours of testing, quite happy with the results. Having your head being moved by an external device feels really like having a helmet with G-Force.
    2 more bladders for right / left should be quite nice as well. Not in my roadmap though ;-)
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    here is the final solution G-Head2.jpg
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    and here is the secret unveiled from under the hood G-Head1.jpg
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