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

  1. Neill Humphrey

    Neill Humphrey New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello my name is Neill. I am looking to start my first project of a FFB yoke with Arduino for Xplane11.
    I am a metal fabricator and welder so am able to produce most mechanical components for my projects but have never messed around with electronics or programming, so here I am ready to jump in the deep end!
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @DesmoGiec.

    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 of helpful information in the FAQs: 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 threads here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  3. Cripple

    Cripple New Member

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    Evening All,

    Newbie here, although been lurking and reading for a few years on and off. After my experiences with a static spitfire cockpit sim, I'm looking to build my next (Harrier) 'pit as motion-capable from the ground up. After drooling over the hexapod stuff, I managed to convince myself to start smaller - thinking a (relatively) straight-forward 2-dof, foot-mount wiper-motor & jrk, flight pit for use with VR (rift) and DCS. Can solder, used to be able to code many years ago (but would rather avoid it), can't weld (3rd floor flat too), and am thinking that aluminium extrusion (3030?) is the way to go for the framework...

    Look forward to learning more and getting stuck in. :)
  4. FelfelX

    FelfelX New Member

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    Another newbie with a 6DOF rig from DOF Reality. If anyone else has a 6DOF rig I would welcome any setting up tips and pointers.
  5. mream

    mream New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello hello from Virginia! Just got two new racing simulators with VR headsets. See you on the track!
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Cripple, @FelfelX and @mream.

    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 of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

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

    There is a dedicated thread for DOFreality rigs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    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 projects.
  7. GWiz

    GWiz New Member

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    Hi, I'm also a newbie. I've had a wheel and pedals for several years and enjoy racing in VR (Oculus). I'm considering jumping in with both feet and getting a DOF P6. The more I read on here, the more I'm wanting to stretch my budget!
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  9. BWM

    BWM New Member

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    Hello, I am a SFX100 4 Dof motion platform owner but want to ad a traction loss module to it.
    this cannot be done with my existing Arduino Leonardo, and I want a second
    controller to use 5e DOF for tractionloss .
    I'am using " Simfeedback " for it so I have no code
    Thus I want to buy Simtools if somebody can give me source code for second controller ?
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @BMW.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    That includes various code options for Arduinos: 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 has a handing configurations app: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    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 threads here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  11. Fawls

    Fawls New Member

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    Hi, I'm very new here, I am just doing due research into motion platforms and this site seems to be a wealth of information.
    At this point in time my main vice is American Truck Sim (& ETS2), I have in the past been into racing sims (mainly NASCAR 2003 & R Factor) and flight sims namely IL2.
    I have been doing a lot of research watching reviews on you tube trying to decide what best suits my needs and at this stage I am favoring a seat mover for my current use but in the back of my mind I'm thinking a full rig could / would cover any future desires.
    I am trying to work out if building a DIY around my current home made cockpit would be worth the effort or adding a seat mover or going wild with a 3DOF rig??? these are the options I see at the moment, at this stage I am favoring the seat mover as the best option for my current use, and I can not see myself changing uses anytime soon.
    Having driven trucks in the past I can see a seat mover for a truck sim would fit in nicely with a truck with a sprung (air or spring) seat.
    I am in New Zealand so shipping is a big addition to the price of buying as well as exchange rates & local taxes & fees, this prices the full rig into the more than I am happy to spend territory.
    I am comfortable building things and have tools but I am a bit clueless on how to convert computer out puts to actual movement? and I am by no means any sort of computer wizz.

    I would be interested in your opinions and suggestions for my intended use, thanks.
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Fawls.

    A little bit of research is time well spent, so check out the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    In particular the Design section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/design-considerations-resources.24/category

    And use SimCalc to help you get your head around the trade off in Design Vs physics: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/

    You can get into more specifics in the Build section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/building-resources.12/category

    You can also go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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 threads here and post any questions that come up during your reearch, planning and construction: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  13. R.Munk

    R.Munk New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi Board!
    New member from Denmark here.
    My Name is Rene, i am 32 year old.
    Have been looking into sim racing lately, and have started building my own rig with 2 dof motion.
    Looking forward to be a part of this great community.
    Cheers.
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  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @R.Munk.

    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 of helpful information in the FAQs: 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 threads here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  15. HG_GT

    HG_GT New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    my name ist Henrik and I am quite fascinated on the effort of this community to get simulators and games running for the ultimate gaming experience.

    Luckily I have the opportunity to use a professional 6DOF motion system for gaming purposes, but I am struggeling with setting it up via SimTools. After reading all the manuals I find myself some sort of lost due to the lack of coding skills - I only have a basic understanding. Therefore I hope the community can help me solving some issues I face.

    I would really appreciate your help - thanks in advance for each and every hint you will hopefully give me!

    Cheers, Henrik
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  17. HG_GT

    HG_GT New Member

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  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    That's cool, post what you can, but basically for people to help we need to know how communication with the rig is handled.
  19. Twisted

    Twisted New Member Gold Contributor

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    Completely new.
    Being amazed by all the projects , spend hours just browsing trough the forums
    The whole Motion Platform is a completely new thing to me.
    Wish I would be handy enough to do a DIY , but I know my limits lol
    Did order a Prosimu 2 DOF , a couple of days ago. Gonna be a new experience for me.
    Really don`t know what to expect from it. Think it is something you just need to "feel"
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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