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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  2. mac_peck

    mac_peck New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi Noorbeast,

    For the moment I have the servos motor, my arduino, I miss the links that should arrive, I try for the moment to configure my arduino to operate the engines on x-plane11 with arduino codes encountered on the web for make a platform to Stewart. I still have many things to discover again before I've already seen several great achievements of X-Simers, I started reading the FAQ.

    Thank you for your support.
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  3. Haraguchi

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  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Haraguchi, I look forward to following your build thread.
  5. Newgun

    Newgun New Member Gold Contributor

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    Aw crap, I'm a new user here and had forgotten to introduce myself.

    I'm from the US, in Los Angeles, California. Greetings to you all! This is a wonderful forum. Looking forward to experiencing the motion sim world. I really do need to get an avatar soon, besides the one that keeps reminding me of my gender sign.
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Newgun.

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

    There is a glossary for common acronyms, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    Have a play with SimCalc to help you get your head around some of the design related physics: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/

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

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    Ciao a tutti, mi dispiace per il mio inglese da google. Mi chiamo Marco, appassionato di motori, elettronica, auto-costruzione, ho iniziato a seguire questo forum per capire come costruire un 2dof, ma senza il volante non sono partito. Ho approvato la retroazione dello sterzo con il piantone dello sterzo elettrico opel 1.2l. 12v 80A motore arduino leonardo. quindi il test del motomone inizia nel tempo disponibile.

    Hello everyone, I'm sorry for my English from google. My name is Marco, passionate about engines, electronics, self-construction, I started to follow this forum to understand how to build a 2dof, but without the steering wheel I did not leave. I approved the steering feedback with the opel 1.2l electric steering column. 12v 80A Leonardo arduino engine. therefore the motomone test starts in the available time.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  8. noorbeast

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    Welcome @ MarcoMade.

    Please be aware that you can dual language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include an English translation via Google Translate: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    I look forward to hearing more about your project plans.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look 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/

    Good luck with your project.
  9. Bruce Drumm

    Bruce Drumm New Member

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    Hi my name is Bruce and I’m from New Zealand. I’m in the pre start faze of building a motion sim for PlayStation and xbox. So far planning is looking good.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Bruce Drumm.

    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 and save some money.

    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, 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.
  11. Alper Tekeli

    Alper Tekeli xsimx

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    Hi, I am a new member and I'm from Turkey.
    I was just looking for info on an Ardunio button box for my PS4 and I came across this site.
    After spending couple of hours in the site, looking through many great examples of DIY simulators and the detailed knowledge and tools behind, I decided to build myself a simulator.
    My first project will be a 2-dof shoulder support simulator with JRK controllers, DC worm gear motors on an aluminum profile rig. I will start a topic on that soon.
    I will mainly use it for Project Cars 2 on PS4.
    So.. Feels good to be together with motion sim people from all around the world in this forum.
    Best wishes to all,
  12. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Alper Tekeli, there are indeed many inspirational member projects here.

    Your plan follows a well known patch using some pretty well tested equipment, I will look forward to following your build thread once you get started.

    And you can find some different approaches to button boxes and a whole lot more in the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Good luck with your project.
  13. MarcoMade

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  14. geos3

    geos3 New Member

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    Hello.My name is Giorgos and I live in Greece in Zakynthos island.I am new to this project.I will try to build a 3DOF in a while.For now I am reading a lot and take notes...
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @geos3.

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

    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 3DOF project.
  16. Arazok

    Arazok Member

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    Hi,
    I am Dirk (Nickname: Arazok) from Germany and my next project will be a DIY motion playseat.
    I've build a playseat (non-motion) last year by myself and now it should be upgraded with 2-axis motion. Problem: The frame / the construction is based on timber.
    I hope to find all the answers to my questions here :)
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Arazok.

    If you type Playseat into the Custom Google Search box toward the top of forum pages you will find a number of Playseat based simulators.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs: http://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/

    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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  18. pinthi

    pinthi Member Gold Contributor

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    ;)Salut je suis nouveau membre,
    Et mon rêve et de consevoir mon propre simulateur 2dof
    Grace à votre aide pour ça réalisation
    je m'appelle Thierry je suis dans le 93 âgé de 55ans.
    Je vait mettre des photos et m'est compte rendu pour vous aidé
    Fait à très bientôt sur le Dites.
    :)
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Google Translate -
    Hi I am new member, And my dream and to consume my own 2dof simulator Thanks to your help for this realization My name is Thierry I am in the 55 55 years old. I was going to put pictures and report to help you Done soon on the Dites.

    @pinthi

    Please be aware that you can dual language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include English, doing so via Google Translate is fine: 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.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs: http://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/

    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.
  20. yogi149

    yogi149 New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi,
    joined here to make some research before my heli-simpit gets some movement.
    I have not decided yet how many DOF my motion platform should have.
    At moment I try to decide between 3DOF with pitch, roll and heave vs 6DOF.