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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @chris cram.

    Great that you have stepped out of the shadows and into our community, as it is a great bunch of really creative and talented people.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread and show off your rig: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/
  2. Taz

    Taz New Member Gold Contributor

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    I am a noob just joined my name is Taz I live in Wisconsin USA I am a retired mechanic I will be attempting to build a full motion flight simulator wish me luck
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Taz.

    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.
  4. Mister_Ray

    Mister_Ray New Member

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    Hello,
    My name is Rainer and I come from Germany. I've been on home DOF simulators years ago and never really dared to range. It always stayed with the FFB steering wheel, now I want to finally build a dof, it works.
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  5. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Mister_Ray.

    Check out 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/

    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.
  6. ChuckyP

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    Hello all. My Name is Chuck and I’m near Chicago Illinois in the suburbs. Just found this resource and I have a lot of reading to do. I’ve had a VR headset for about a year and now I want to build a motion sim for some racing games and maybe even some Flight Sim.

    Not sure which direction I want to take but I’m leaning g toward a 2dof to start and maybe upgrade from there. Lots to learn and I hope to find a nice solution that’s already been refined to save a lot of trial and error. Looking forward to learning some new skills. Thanks for any feedback along the way.

    ChuckyP
  7. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @ChuckyP.

    A 2DOF is a great first project, one that is surprisingly effective when combined with VR.

    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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  8. CharlieLima

    CharlieLima New Member

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    Hi all,

    New here - I bought a DOFReality M2 at start of August and got it 4 weeks later, but not been able to use it (nearly a month now it's gathering more dust than my vacuum) as the frame is not square and the Arduino board failed. So I'm waiting on the new parts from DOF, in the mean time I thought I would join here and look at the amazing rigs people have DIY'd.

    All the best
    Charlie
  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @CharlieLima.

    We have plenty of inspirational DIY rigs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    And related DIY peripherals: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-peripherals.32/

    But commercial rigs and peripherals also have their own thread section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    Which includes a dedicated and extensive DOFreality thread: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...-3dof-6dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    So there is plenty to explore and learn while you wait for parts.

    If you want you can even grab the simulated simulator, download the demo version of SimTools to have a play: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simulate-a-simulator.350/

    That way you can learn how to refine motion profiles: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    Also 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/

    Please do start a thread in the commercial section and post about your rig, and post any questions you may have on it.
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  10. Carl G

    Carl G New Member

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    Hello all, new to site, as of now im trying to work on 2 scn5 150mm and make a tr80 move with it with the actuators on the front, will share my work as soon as my stuff arrives :D
  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Carl G.

    Check out the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    In particular the SCN section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/scn5-scn6.2/category

    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.
  12. Rodrigo Illas

    Rodrigo Illas New Member

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    Hi! My name is Rodrigo and I'm currently living in the US but I am from Venezuela.

    I have always been fascinated by motion simulators, but never really had the money or the experience to build one.

    Looking forward to learning tons in here and hopefully add value to the group

    Cheers!
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Rodrigo Illas.

    Many of us started where you are now, but thankfully the community members here give freely of their time and expertise.

    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.
  14. Rodrigo Illas

    Rodrigo Illas New Member

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    Thank you so much! I'll be sure to share my journey!
  15. Zord

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    Hi all,
    I Zord and live in France.
    I started small 6 dof rc servo with Flypt

    Good day everyone
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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  17. Kazpet

    Kazpet New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi,
    My name is Peter, I am in Sydney Australia. I have a YAW VR and a oculus quest. I am interested in getting VR driving motion simulation for children ages 3 to 10 years old
  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Kazpet.

    Another fellow Aussie joins our ranks!

    VR can potentially have some implications for very young children, both physiologically and psychologically, so be mindful of those, particularly around obvious stuff like children having small IPD.

    I am guessing you have some specific form of rig for children in mind. If so then 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 for a DIY rig, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You can also start a thread in the Commercial section and show off your YAW VR setup: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    Good luck with your project.
  19. jumasava69

    jumasava69 New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi, I just got the lifetime license and I don't know my license key to register the product Thank you
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  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @jumasava69

    You can look up your SimTools license number, just log into SimTools.us: https://simtools.us/member-login/

    Use the email you purchased the Licenses with, and if you don't have a password, click reset password.