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  1. RobertoZ

    RobertoZ New Member

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    Good morning.
    I arrived on this site after doing research on google and after watching several videos on Youtube.
    I am not an expert in computer science, I only have basic knowledge acquired over the years with video tutorials.
    I have constructive skills. I can use some types of welding machines, I can work with fiberglass and a little carbon, I think they are excellent skills to start making the frame of my future homemade simulator.
    I hope to learn from you, to draw on information to move forward in construction.
    obviously, like most people I have a job that takes me full time, therefore, I have to carve out some time to dedicate myself to this new project.
    At the start of the works, I will share my experience and my project with you. Thank you.
  2. Squarebob

    Squarebob Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    DC motor, Arduino, 4DOF
    New member. Going to be building a 3dof sim soon. Wheelchair motors for power and will need all the help I can get with the electronics.
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @RobertoZ and @Squarebob.

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

    Doing some research before getting in too deep is time well spent.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started, in particular check out the fundamentals of motion and the design section: 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/

    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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  4. RobertoZ

    RobertoZ New Member

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    [QUOTE = "noorbeast, post: 194187, membro: 10786"] Benvenuto [USER = 36530] @RobertoZ [/ USER] e [USER = 36534] @Squarebob [/ USER].

    Sei arrivato nel posto giusto, in quanto esiste una comunità molto attiva che offre liberamente il proprio tempo e le proprie competenze.

    Fare qualche ricerca prima di entrare troppo in profondità è tempo ben speso.

    Troverai molte informazioni utili nelle FAQ per iniziare, in particolare dai un'occhiata ai fondamenti del movimento e alla sezione design: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Puoi esaminare i progetti dei membri esistenti per idee o ispirazioni specifiche: 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 thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.[/QUOTE]

    hello and thank you for the welcome.
    I have already ordered the 2 motors and 2 potentiometers plus the card to control the motors. As soon as I have the material I open my discussion to put photos and work progress.
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  5. Terje Helle

    Terje Helle New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello all!

    Im Terje from Norway, I have know about this site for years, and have read a bit of the posts now and then. As I use more time on the SimRacing hobby, I figured out I might as well jump in the deep end, and build myself a motion platform. Also just turned 40, so I supposedly have to have some kind of life crises. And since I can’t afford a Porsche, and I know I would kill myself on a motorcycle so; here I am.

    I am torn about what kind of system I want to build. I really like the new 6dof that’s Silent Chill have made. Or maybe I go for a 3dof chaise setup, with traction loss. I don’t have the biggest budget, but not the smallest either.

    I know nothing about electric (i had physics at school so I know that bit), so I have to learn that. I can’t solder, so have to learn that, I know a bit coding, but not much, so have to learn about that, and so on. So I basically have to learn everything. Happily I’m a really keen learner. LOVE to learn new things.

    Do I have confidence that I will make a working motion platform? No, but willing to give it a really hard try!
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Terje Helle.

    Many of started where you are now, myself included.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started: 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/

    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. potatoes

    potatoes New Member

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    Hi there, my name is Michael. I'm passionate about additive manufacturing and CNC machining, I also have good skills in electronics. I was scouring the internet to find some info about how to build flying and driving simulators and I came through this forum. Thanks to the useful posts and resources shared, I learnt a lot of new things here, so thank you all for sharing your knowledge. I'm planning to build a motion simulators and share my experience with all of you (asking tons of questions!), hoping it might help further enthusiasts.

    PS. I tried to open the world map to post my location but the link leads to a 404 page.

    Best, Michael
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @potatoes.

    The Membership Map works for me from the main menu: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/memberMap/

    Is that where you opened it from?

    It sounds like you have a good set of existing skills to build a DIY motion simulator.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started: 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/

    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. dvilmax

    dvilmax New Member Gold Contributor

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    hello everyone, about ten years ago i bought myself a logitech g25 playseat and steering wheel.

    I mainly play on gran turismo, my pc is not powerful enough ...
    and recently I got a canis motion simulator with a t300rs steering wheel.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  11. kaitila

    kaitila New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello everyone!

    I have been following this great forum long time and gathered sim parts couple years now. I just got my diy motion platform moving.

    Soon I will start a thread about it.
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  13. fastvinnie

    fastvinnie New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi everyone, I’m Vincent, from Amsterdam the Netherlands. I’m mostly into sim racing, (Iracing, AC, ACC and automobilsta) and like to do this in VR. In my quest for ultimate immersion, I stumbled over this forum and decided to join.
  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @fastvinnie.

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

    Doing some research before getting in too deep is time well spent.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started, in particular check out the fundamentals of motion and the design section: 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/

    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.
  15. Ozbroux

    Ozbroux New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello everyone, My name is Francis, I am French and I don't speak English very well, but I take my time ^^.

    I signed up because I plan to make a flight simulator.

    I know how to do some electronics, electricity, mechanics, but I don't have your experience. I will look at the forum, and if I do not find an answer, I will come to ask you questions.

    I also have a 3D printer to make a small-scale prototype.

    Thanks for the forum and see you soon.
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Ozbroux.

    A 3D printer will come in handy, see here re creating working models: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/build-a-model-to-test-your-design-ideas.136/

    You will find plenty of other helpful information in the FAQs to get you started: 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/

    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.
  17. Ozbroux

    Ozbroux New Member Gold Contributor

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    Thank you @noorbeast :)

    Thank you for the links, for the proto <3 and thanks for the glossary, it will help me ^^

    I already opened my thread and started looking at the others :)
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  18. Grimspyder

    Grimspyder New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello,
    I've been checking out this site on and off for years. Always wanted to build a sim but never had the time, money, or space or combination of. I really don't have the space right now. But' figured, I would build a working test model, using all the actual parts minus the frame and the motors.
    Once i have all that working, ill see about getting it as compact as i can.

    Far as my ability to build it, It will be a learning experience, but that's good since i Like learning new things. I'm pretty mechanical, been fabricating and working on cars since i was like 15, been repairing electronics well before that ( my first portable CD player, I fixed from broken ones i got from friends ) Self taught soldering, learned how to weld and braze in high school and a few lessons from actual welders. Plus I am in IT currently. So.....
    Hopefully it goes well.
    Any advice when i start putting this thing together will be appreciated!
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Grimspyder.

    It sounds like you have a good set of existing skills to build a DIY motion simulator.

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

    In particular check out SimCalc to appreciate the tradeoffs between design and physics, particularly with a compact design: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/

    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/

    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.
  20. Johnnj Piccolo

    Johnnj Piccolo New Member

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    ciao il mio nome è Johnnj Piccolo e vorrei creare una dinamica 3 gdl stazione a partire dalla mia statico. Ho visto alcune cose interessanti qui e vorrei prendere spunto e magari un po 'di aiuto.