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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @mechsicko, sounds like you have an excellent background for your modified SFX project.

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

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @superman

    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, SimTools, 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.
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  3. Cheecheman

    Cheecheman New Member

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    Hey new guy here I’m having trouble picking what set up to go with so many options for dof hardware interface driving me insane I start to make a parts list and then something else pops up do I go for cheap motors and do something simple or say what the hell and just go balls to the wall
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Cheecheman.

    There are some pretty knowledgeable, talented and innovative members here.

    There is also a lot to get your head around, so doing plenty of research before diving in too deep is a really good idea, as it costs nothing.

    There is a wealth of information in the threads and 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/

    Once you see something you like search for all of the specific types of related 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 and post any questions or project progress there: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project., once you decide what that will be ;)
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  5. David Downes

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    Hi all,

    I'm a complete newbie to this space, so thought I'd introduce myself first before trying to go and find some of the answers in the deep plethora of knowledge there seems to be in this forum.

    I've only just recently purchased my first ever VR headset, an Oculus Quest, which I love, and it's lead me down the path of exploring motion sims. I don't particularly care (not yet, anyway) about become some world-class sim racing driver, I just love the immersion aspect, and would love a half-decent setup that I can then enjoy with friends and family.

    I've recently ordered a new laptop (MacBook Pro 16", with 64GB RAM, 8-core i9, and Radeon Pro 5500m), which I actually got for my daily work, but have heard is very capable for driving VR, despite being 'just' a laptop. Of course, I'll need to dual boot windows to actually play any games.

    To be frank, what REALLY got me thinking about a motion platform, is spotting the DOF H3 for under £2000, and figuring that I could probably find a way to justify that expense. I am technically minded, and physically capable enough to do some form of DIY project, but realistically with 2 young kids and a full time job, I won't attempt it, as it's something that would likely never get finished. So I'm looking for something as plug'n'play as possible. Is the DOF H3 fairly well respected at all? or is it something that's the subject of mockery :-/ ?

    I've also been looking around, and have been eyeing up the Fanatec products for the wheel/pedals. I'm currently deciding between the CSL Elite, and the Clubsport 2.5 coupled with a basic wheel (at least, to begin with ... probably a nice F1-style wheel later). I'll decide which based on my budget closer to the time, but I presume both are well respected solutions here?

    Finally, the main thing that's been confusing me about motion sims in general, is the seat. I'm a tall guy - 6'5"/1.95m - and I'm no lightweight either. I gather the H3 handles up to 150kg, and they say people over 2m can use it, so that sounds promising. But where on Earth to do I look to get an appropriate seat from? Does the platform have sliders that the seat clamps to, or do I need a seat specifically that already has sliders?

    I don't necessarily expect direct to any of these questions :D but if you could direct me to parts of the forums or specific posts that would make for a good start, it'd be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  7. bettencourt

    bettencourt New Member

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    Hello, my name is Luís Bettencourt.
    I found this forum while doing some research on simulators. My training area is in Electronic Engineering and at the moment I am teaching at a vocational school.
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @bettencourt.

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

    Sounds like you have a useful background for DIY motion simulation.

    Please be aware and respectful of the Forum Rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    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.
  9. diggumwood

    diggumwood New Member

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    Hello everyone! I am in Japan and I have lurked long enough! Looking into building a wheelbase and pedals, and I have a pretty cool idea for a 4dof motion geometry down the line. Hope we can all help eachother out. Cheers!
    Jesse
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @diggumwood

    There is also a wealth of information in the threads and FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There is also a lot to get your head around, so doing plenty of research before diving in too deep is a really good idea, particularly with novel designs.

    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 and post any questions or project progress there: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.
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  11. Damien602

    Damien602 New Member

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    Hi everyone. Ive been contemplating making a sim for years so finally taking the plunge and signing up. Hope to do a 6dof something like flypt or peacemaker. Will see how it goes between time money and patience!! Looking forward to being able to interact with this community.
  12. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Damien602.

    A 6DOF is an ambitious first project.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started, in particular check out the design and 6DOF sections: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration, in particular have a good look at some of the most recent 6DOF builds, as they introduce some new refinements and hardware options: 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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    Hello everyone! I am a newbie from Turkey, and going to build my own wheel set if I can, or at least try to :D
  14. noorbeast

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    Welcome @TTJKensei.

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

    Please be aware and respectful of the Forum Rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

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

    In particular check ou the Steering Wheel section of the Peripherals FAQS: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steering-wheels.65/

    You can also 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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    Hello new member looking at DOF simulators.
  16. noorbeast

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    Welcome @loco_shotty

    There is a dedicated Commercial thread section, with a dedicated DOF thread section where you can review and as questions of DOF owners.
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    Greetings from Canada! Just signed up last week and thought I'd say hello. Long time developer, ~4 year simracer, new motion... rigger? Ran a similarly sized community in the 00's so nice to be part of one again.

    Cheers
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  19. Graham J

    Graham J moving while sitting

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    Thanks!

    I just bought an H2 actually; I'm not much of a DIYer yet. Definitely interested in the mod side of things though - motion comp, shakers, might try making a dash etc.
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  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    We have a dedicated DOFreality thread in the commercial section, if you would like to share your rig and trade advice with fellow owners.