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Tutorial Another pot mount solution (Updated w/power theory)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Rodeo5150, Sep 6, 2022.

  1. Rodeo5150

    Rodeo5150 ROOKIE BUT LEARNING FAST Gold Contributor

    Mar 21, 2019
    Antioch, CA, United States
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    My Motion Simulator:
    Arduino, 6DOF
    20220906_142318.jpg 20220906_142327.jpg 20220906_142332.jpg 20220906_142337.jpg 20220906_142311.jpg Hi all. This is for any newcommers that are looking for a way to mount your pots and get accurate feedback. Just 3D print some gears. ( hit me up if you want my .stl files but my dimensions might be different from yours) then drill a couple holes in your motor mount and bolt it all up. I suggest making the pot hole oblonged for making adjustments during smc3 alignment.

    make sure that your gears are the same dimension round or you will get inaccurate feedback.
    You (In Theory) could actually slow or speed your rig up using different size gears if you wanted to actually. meaning that if the gear on the pot is smaller than the gear on the motor shaft your rig will speed up and vice versa.
    So if you're having a hard time getting enough movement or enough speed out of your rig. a smaller gear on the pot would in theory speed it up, hence giving it more motion. faster twitchier motion basically giving the illusion of being more powerful.
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