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

  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @meng usukani.

    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 SimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections, plus the Arduino section for the required code: 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.
  2. highwind66

    highwind66 New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm a newbie from Taiwan.
    I have already build my sim rig frame with aluminum profile.
    and ready to build my sfx-100 actuators now.
    thanks for this forum.
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  4. Ochsner

    Ochsner New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello, I'm the new guy from Switzerland, so please be a little forgiving about my English. I just built my first 2DOF rig and started using Simtools. Many greetings Gebi

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  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  6. Marcelo M

    Marcelo M New Member

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    Hello everyone! First sorry my English, I am from Brazil - São Paulo and I use the browser translator :)
    I am starting my 2DOF project like many here and I am grateful for so much information provided by all members.
    I have technical training in electronics but I'm starting now with Arduino, thanks to the site! I wish everyone luck !!
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  7. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Marcelo M.

    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 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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  8. morpwr

    morpwr New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi everyone. Just finished up my sfx100 build using the Thanos controller and Simtools. Its awesome! Now its just the learning curve with the software settings.
  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @morpw.

    When you are ready start your own thread and show off your sfx100 rig.

    Grab a copy of the SimTools manual and keep it handy: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/rtfm-start-with-the-official-simtools-documentation.117/

    See these tips on how to refine a motion profile: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    There is also a whole SimTools section in the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category
  10. morpwr

    morpwr New Member Gold Contributor

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    I have been using all those already. Great source of information and my rig pretty much worked from the first test except for a few mistakes on my part. Just a couple settings I missed. Really happy I went the route I did.
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  11. morpwr

    morpwr New Member Gold Contributor

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    I just want to say a big thank you to everyone involved in Simtools and Simvibe. So glad I decided to use these over other software. Even the default self tuning works really well. Ive had other software for vibes too and this is way easier to use with better options for setting it up. Still a lot to learn but im really impressed so far. Great job to all of you!
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  12. byAGM

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    Hi everybody!

    First at all grats for the forum, grats for the projects and grats for the altruism.

    I'm "new" here...I mean, I'm reading this forum since years ago, but now finally I have taken the step forward (after saving some money...) to make my own project.

    I'll try to make similar to Christopher Knauf's version of rotary 6DOF (youtube search...).

    I have the servomotors and the low backlash gears, also the thanos controller
    My intention is to make a wooden lightweight version first, just to test measurements, tilt ability and speed.

    My English could be not good at all as I'm from Spain.
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  14. Rishikesh Dasappa

    Rishikesh Dasappa New Member

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    Hi all!
    I'm rishikesh from bangalore, india
    as of june 2020 im a software engineering gradute (but not much of one tbf)
    im pursuing my interest of automobiles and motorsport and im fod on sim racing, ive raced on a friends g29 and have since wanted to build a wheel of my own

    Ive been researching parts and planning out a build for a while now
    my project thread is https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/diy-arduino-ffb-steering-wheel.15112/#post-203857
    please, if anyone can offer help it would be much appreciated :)
  15. noorbeast

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  16. Zippo246

    Zippo246 New Member

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    Hello all,
    John from Sydney Australia. I have purchased and received 3 pt-actuator mega monter actuators and built an 8040 ally rig.....and that was the easy part! Now I have to learn how to set up without hurting myself, and I realise that I know nothing. Now I know how John Snow felt.....
    Will post pics when able.
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Zippo246.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here, ask any questions you have about configuration there: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Do grab a copy of the SimTools manual and keep it handy for reference: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/rtfm-start-with-the-official-simtools-documentation.117/

    Also check out the profile refinement tips in the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    If you are testing with the included Live For Speed plugin then make sure you run the game in first person mode before patching it for motion, as that generates some required files: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...run-in-first-person-mode-before-patching.365/

    I and others will look forward to checking out your rig and helping with advice where we can.
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  18. Zippo246

    Zippo246 New Member

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    Thanks Noorbeast.
    Just noted that Live for Speed is a free fully functioning (but feature limited) demo....just joining all the dots.
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  19. Skuldi

    Skuldi New Member

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    I am Dominik form Germany and my super bester internetz Fiend @Bastiuscha got me intrestet in Motion Simulation! Now i try to build my own 2dof Seat Mover while Basti spoonfeding me with alot of Infos!
    I also wantet to thank everyon who spent ther free Time with writing Tutorials, Programms, Plugins or answering Questsions from Newbys like me. You Guys are awesome!
    Expect more bad english from me in the Future. :D
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Skuldi.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the 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.