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  1. Pipefitter99

    Pipefitter99 New Member Gold Contributor

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    New Member from Canada here. I play a lot of dirt rally and Euro truck simulator 2 in VR using just a playseat and my HTC vive. Just jumped in and ordered a DOF reality 3dof motion rig to take it to the next level of immersion. Dirt Rally is the big one for me. Excited to get into the world of motion simulation. Maybe in the future I can try to build my own fancy 6dof unit with enough time and learning.
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  3. Harpo_74

    Harpo_74 New Member

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    Hello,

    Just joined. Long time sim player, and have been lurking here for a few years now.

    I'm looking to start a 6DOF project and after a lot of research I need to ask some questions.

    Looking forward to learning a lot and having a great time discovering and building the ultimate sim system.

    Cheers

    Harpo_74
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  5. Ian Pace

    Ian Pace New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have been dreaming of building a dedicated rig since the playstation 1 days..... 20 years or so later I got the Oculus rift and i am amazed at the level of immersion with a simple steering/pedal set mounted to my desk. I am now researching on how to go ahead with building my own rig..... wish me luck ;)
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Ian Pace.

    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    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, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: 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/

    Good luck with your project.
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  7. carwolf

    carwolf New Member

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    Good Hello and my respect to all the members of this so amazing Forum.

    Im in for learning the different hardware and soft options, before deciding building up this new proyect.

    I´d have to coment that I have already surplus stuff (servomotor and amplifiers) coming from other proyects involving home built cnc cutting machines. I hope that some of it could be added to the forcefeedback cockpit.

    in the mean time i will read as much as possible before asking for some advise.

    Once again, thanks for your efford and help

    kind regards
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    Carmelo
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @carwolf.

    Some planning is time well spent, and the community here can help you out as you formulate your ideas about what you want to build.

    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, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and 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, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  9. Silvereng

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    Hi, I'm Denis and I'm a new member of this community I threw myself to the development of a dynamic location with 2 engines I hope to find a good support on this forum for any problems thanks in advance
  10. john2674

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    Hello! my name is John and I'm from North Dakota usa.
    I recently built a nice gaming computer ,and i enjoyed the building of it so much i want to continue! after a lot of YouTube crawling and web page lurking I found that this is the site to go to for all things motion!
    after my preliminary research i'm thinking i would like to eventually build a 6dof racing sim.
    I have a strong background in mechanics and some metal fabrication skills. At one time i also worked at an electronics manufacturing plant so i have some familiarity with electronics as well.
    But the most important thing i know right now, is that i don't know nearly enough yet!
    I will be doing my best to read and learn as much as i can from the forums! then hopefully i will someday be skilled enough to offer some help in return to others on here! Thank you in advance for allowing me to learn from you folks! and i look forward to the journey!
  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Silvereng and @john2674.

    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own projects: 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, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    @john2674 you will likely find the FAQ 6DOF section useful: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/6dof.22/category

    And you can use the custom Google search top right to find all 6DOF projects, which are worth reviewing as they are invaluable resources.

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

    Good luck with your projects.
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  12. gooch

    gooch New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello from Philadelphia, USA! I've been a race sim fan since the first Gran Turismo was released and have had a wheel and pedals with every console or PC since. I've also had a wooden sim frame for most of that too, but it wasn't always possible to set it up in various apartments and sometimes sat in storage.

    I have a background in computer systems & networking, light scripting & programming, woodworking from arcade cabinet building, and I went to school for art. I'm building a new 3DOF system now with the help and advice I've been reading in the forum, thanks all.

    Nice meeting everyone.
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @gooch.

    Doing some research and planning is time well spent, and the community here can help you out as you formulate your ideas about what you want to build and even where you can source parts from.

    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, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and 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, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
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  14. Peter1987

    Peter1987 New Member

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    Saludos a todos. Soy Peter1987 y me uno a vuestra comunidad con la ilusion de fabricarme, con ayuda de vuestros conocimientos, un simulador para coche y/o vuelo. Enorabuena por el foro.
    Un saludo desde Madrid
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Google Translate -

    Greetings to all. I am Peter1987 and I join your community with the illusion of manufacturing, with the help of your knowledge, a simulator for car and / or flight. Enorabuena for the forum. Greetings from Madrid

    Welcome @Peter1987.

    You can dual language post but you do need to include a Google Translation for English, as it is part of the forum rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    We have bi-lingual speakers from many different language groups so if Google Translate really messes it up they can help clarify what was intended.

    The FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

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

    Good luck with your project.
  16. altackbar

    altackbar New Member

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    Hello,
    i make a 2dof wipe motors motion system. First I try X-sim program but I think this is better, when can i find some step by step tutorial to get it work? .. I use arduino .

    Thank You.
  17. NjMotion

    NjMotion Active Member Gold Contributor

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  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @altackbar.

    You will find the FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There are lots of Arduino code options: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino-code-for-use-with-various-hardware-and-simtools.31/

    But I would suggest you start with the SMC3 code, as it also has a graphical app for tuning and lists the correct Interface Settings for SimTools 2: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    Here are the steps to creating and refining a motion profile for SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here and post any questions you have on it: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with setting your rig up with SimTools.
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Google Translate - New Hello, I am new and I have so many layers of riding my simulator I try it and it is impossible thanks to Zntemano I'm from cordoba

    Welcome @Teampeton.

    You can dual language post but you do need to include a Google Translation for English, as it is part of the forum rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    We have bi-lingual speakers from many different language groups so if Google Translate really messes it up they can help clarify what was intended.

    The FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

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

    DrWatson New Member

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    Hello, my name is Björn. I want to build my own dashboard with an instrument cluster and i use an Arduino for this project.
    In the past, I used xsim for it and it worked well too :) However SimTools seems to be better suited for me.
    Let's see what else is coming ;)

    Best regards