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

  1. GeronimoQ13

    GeronimoQ13 A nerd from Norway Gold Contributor

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    Hi all, I am Jeroen from Norway and starting to build theSFX-100 motion system using the Thanos controller. Almost all parts are received so now it's a matter of reading up in the forum and learn how to put everything together. I am very excited to learn more from the community!
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @GeronimoQ13.

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

    You can search for specific types of projects like SFX-100 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 SFX-100 project.
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  3. Alexander Molina

    Alexander Molina New Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm Alex from BC Canada and I'm glad to be a member of this forum.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Alexander Molina.

    I see you have started a build thread, and I look forward to following your project and progress.
  5. fra242

    fra242 New Member Gold Contributor

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    hello
    i m started to build an 2dof simulator with two 400 watts electric motors and a wood structure. its a low cost simulator you can find in the website simukit.
    i live in the north of france and im sorry for my bad english language.
    for the moment i build the simulator but i dont know how to use the softs to see my simulator moving lol
    i hope i will find some help because i only can see my simulator but i cant use it and for the moment i cant see if it work !
    thank you for your site its very well.
    My name is francois and i have 49 old years, i have a plane and im pilot, its for that i want my simulator plane at home ;)
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @fra242.

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

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the Arduino, StimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections: 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, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  7. Dominik Mičuta

    Dominik Mičuta New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    my name is Dominik (28). I live in Slovakia and working as Android programmer.

    I started my SFX100 build with DIY rig a month ago and yesterday I finished my 4 motors. Im so excited to start testing it today and as tomorrow we have national holiday it will be an amazing weekend :D
    I just need to understand the Simtool licences and apparently also Game plugins.
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Dominik Mičuta.

    I look forward to following your build progress, I am presuming you are aware that the @Thanos controller is required to use an SFX100 with SimTools.

    See the FAQs here regarding the free SimTools DIY license eligibility: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/request-a-free-diy-simtools-2-0-license.262/

    There is the option to upgrade from the DIY to Pro SimTools license for $29.99, if you want to utilise any or all of the SimTools companion apps: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/categories/official-companion-apps.32/

    SimTools (software) and Xsimulator.net (community and community developed plugins) are two different entities: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-and-xsimulator-partnership-explained.275/

    So with plugin access you can either use forum activity coins or buy a membership package, see here for details: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/coins-and-how-to-download-plugins.2/

    For testing purposes the free version of SimTools includes the fully functional plugin for Live For Speed.
  9. Dominik Mičuta

    Dominik Mičuta New Member

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  10. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    Just use your coins to buy a download package here:
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/shop/

    Thanks
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  11. Dominik Mičuta

    Dominik Mičuta New Member

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  12. drzmat

    drzmat Member

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    Hi, i am Matt from Quebec province canada, i am planning my first 2dof setup, probably a seat mover or full frame, im not sure yet. I have some mechanical/welding/racing and computers background but i am totally new to motor controllers etc....I have to say i have a hard time figuring out the electronic parts of the setup, especially the controllers(Arduino boards vs jrk 12v12 etc...) and power supplies (battery vs no battery). i am looking for an easy and clean electronic setup. Hopefully ill find all my answers on this forum. Thanks a lot!
  13. ydde

    ydde New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi! Eddy from Sweden, just completed the build of the sfx100, P1X, Thanos Controller and purchased Simtools and just right now upgraded to Unlimited Premium access.
    But i need help from some admin here to check why i do not get full access to the download area?
    I am very excited to get back to iracing, now with motion :)
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  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Your profile shows as Gold Contributor status is active, so it should be working, but our site admin @RaceRay can double check that when he has a spare moment.
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  15. Elielder

    Elielder New Member

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    Ola sou brasileiro Vi que existem alguns brasileiros aqui no fórum. Quero construir um simulador com dois motores e não consegui encontrar nada aqui no Brasil. Peço desculpas porque não falo inglês, toda a minha interação aqui será através do tradutor do Google; portanto, desculpe-me se houver algum erro em inglês.
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Elielder

    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/

    Don't worry if Google Translate messes something up, as we have many bi-lingual members who can help clarify.

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

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the Arduino, StimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections: 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, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
  17. Lars Stjernstrøm

    Lars Stjernstrøm New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi guys 'n girls, I'm new here, and very impressed with all the DIY projects, just about to finish my sfx-100

    hug:
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  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  19. Renaudeau

    Renaudeau Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm Bernard. I live in France and i'm glad to be a member of this forum.
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Renaudeau.

    Please see the Forum Rules here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the Arduino, SimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections: 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, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.