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Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by fermevc, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    It pays to start a build thread even in the planning stage, so you can bounce ideas and possible intended purchases off members...it will save you time, frustration and money.
  2. Relic

    Relic New Member

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    Alright. I'll go ahead and make my thread with my current shopping list.
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  3. HelenKiller

    HelenKiller New Member

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    Hey all,

    Longtime lurker, about to start on a build of my own so I thought I'd go through with the intro and getting my project thread started shortly thereafter. Been wanting a rig for as long as I can remember and recently the recycling shop behind my shop picked up a bunch of motorized wheelchairs which I promptly jumped on and harvested parts from. Still tallying my inventory here, but as soon as I do, I'll have a design by constraint session and figure out the next step. You guys seem like a great community and I'm excited to get started!
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  5. Optimus_Pro

    Optimus_Pro New Member

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    Hello everyone, I found my way here while looking at options for a motorcycle controller.
    My G27 won't be harmed but I do have a spare DFGT that's just begging for mods!

    My initial plans were to somehow use the pedals mounted between my knees to help simulate rider lean
    however that would limit me to bike sims that allow multiple controllers. (I think GP-bikes is the only one?)
    I will most likely forego that one for now and maybe use android head tracking instead and use those pots
    for gas and front brake so that I can run other titles easily.

    I have already lurked just enough to find a link to some Chinese mobility scooter hall effect throttles which
    might just be perfect assuming I can wire it straight into the DFGT wiring. If not I'll source a motorcycle
    throttle from the wreckers. Anyway, assuming I get all this working I would then hope to add either rumble
    motors or transducers to the bars to link with RPM for that authentic tingly arm sensation!

    Sorry for tl;dr,
    Optimus_Pro

    tl;dr Thanks, this place is great!
  6. crxsimulator

    crxsimulator New Member

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    Hello guys, I am presenting my name Gianluca and I took the @luky_90 movement platform to start and together we would like to build a 6DOF with 24v motors and as soon as we start we are happy to be able to share our ideas and have your opinions !!! I expect great conversations in this forum.
    I attach you to the photos

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  7. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  8. crxsimulator

    crxsimulator New Member

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    Help me, my friend @luky_90 has given me credits to get the plugins and start using simtool 2.0, I also bought the license but can not download the plugins why? what should I do?
  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  10. YSCY

    YSCY New Member

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    Hi everyone...

    Thought I'd introduce myself and get the ball rolling.

    I'm looking forward to participating in this community whilst I join the dots.

    Putting the final stages to a 6DOF VR rig and looking to share information.

    Cheers,

    Rick :)
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  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome, I look forward to hearing more about your 6DOF project plans.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in the FAQs, it even includes a 6DOF section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Good luck with your project.
  12. TopGrincheux

    TopGrincheux New Member

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    Hi,

    I am Grincheux. I just built a raceCab. Now i want to add some realistics effects.
    My 1st attempt will be with NFS and vibes
    See you later for a few questions / help

    Thank by advance,

    Grincheux
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  14. Simon Few

    Simon Few Oooops

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    I thought it was about time I signed up and said hello.
    I have been hanging about these forums for a while reading information on setting up a 2 or 3 DOF chair mover for some flying fun.
    I'm an old hand at flight sims and recently got myself an Oculus Rift, now I want some movement to go along with it, god this pc gaming lark is killing my retirement plans but hell why not.
    Anyway Hello from Shropshire, UK
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Simon Few.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own project: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your 3DOF project.
  16. oscarchen

    oscarchen New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi, I am new in this community, try to learn to configure my motion simulator.
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @oscarchen.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions on your own thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.
  18. Grizus

    Grizus Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi, I'm Rafal from Poland and after reading many threads on this forum, I am planning to create my own simulator :) Super that this forum exists hug:

    Thank you so much!
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  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Grizus.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own project ideas: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduino code and Motor Monsters, plus heaps more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
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  20. James Farrar

    James Farrar Member

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    Welcome, hope you find everything you need.