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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @DIYMaster and @crisisguy.

    We have a dedicated DIY Peripherals thread section, so start your own thread there, detail your issues and if possible add some photos of any hardware, and/or a video showing the problem: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-peripherals.32/

    When you are ready @crisisguy please start your own project thread here and post progress and any question you have there: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your projects.
  2. John Cullen

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    Hello, I'm an architectural designer with a background in photography. I played a lot of simulator games when I was young and have become inspired to build a simulator for my 2 year old son and myself. I figure I have a few years to work on the project before he can fully appreciate it and not just smash at buttons. I have joined this forum from following threads about motion G-seat projects and am keen to build the simpit around one of these. I want the simpit to satisfy a large list of criteria, but specifically be for my son and I. It will also serve as a place to play arcade games and even be a place for me to escape the house and work in comfort. I imagine it will be set up in an external cubbyhouse structure, which essentially will be a granny-flat by the time I've finished. Am happy to share my progress. I imagine most of my work for the first couple of years will be digitally designing in 3D. A few related projects before I can really get going with my build will be a DIY
    CNC-Router, a DIY 3D-printer amongst other tools and jigs in setting up my workshop. I have started building a G-chair, but due to my families current living environment have a very small footprint to work in so I will keep working on parts and developing the design. Have Fun.
  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @John Cullen.

    Here is a cubby-house sim, just for a bit of inspiration: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/2dof-cubby-house-flight-simulator.5992/

    Sounds like you have a great set of skills for the design side.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the SimTools, fundamentals of motion, the design and sections, there is also a section for controllers: 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. Ola Shaw

    Ola Shaw SHAWSOME Gold Contributor

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    Hey There,

    I am here to learn a little more about flight simulation and rollercoaster like rides. I will be building a 3 or 6 dof motion film and would like any help possible. Thank you!!
  5. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Ola Shaw.

    To get started check out the FAQs, in particular check out the SimTools, fundamentals of motion, the design and sections, there is also a section for controllers: 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. Ola Shaw

    Ola Shaw SHAWSOME Gold Contributor

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    Thats great thank you for the insight I will start on the forums!
  7. CNCModeller

    CNCModeller New Member

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    Hi All,
    Just finishing up my prototype for my DIY DD SIM steering wheel based on the Arduino EMC project and starting to get addicted lol.

    Next step is a 2 axis seat mover. Will post about my wheel later today. Need to get into the details of the motion control system next!

    I'm an aerospace engineer by "trade" so mechatronics are a nice parallel hobby. Based in the North West of the UK. Also have a small YouTube channel if you're interested in my previous projects.

    www.YouTube.com/CNCModellerUK

    Anyway looking forward to chatting as things progress. :)

    All the best
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  8. noorbeast

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    Welcome @CNCModeller.

    Your professional background is a bonus.

    Check out the FAQs for helpful information: 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.
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  9. John Beardmore

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    Hello. I have been viewing the forums for a few months while researching my own project. I used to race Grand Prix Legends back in 1999 and recently rediscovered sim racing by chance on You Tube. After lots of reading I am building my own rig. I have already made the pedals (linear pot accelerator, load cell brake and clutch with a real clutch plate), have bought a small Mige, Simucube and Ioni Pro, received the Kinetik aluminium profile for my actuators, have a Creality 3D Pro on order, lots of lengths of steel for the welded spaceframe "chassis" and a bucket seat.

    I will have an SFX based actuator on each corner and am thinking if adding TL and surge is worth the extra effort.

    My back ground is engineering and building my own cars. I have built a few space framed vehicles, designed and tuned my own double wishbone suspension, rebuilt engines, have a lathe, drill press and TIG welder. 3D printing is new to me and I have a fair bit of learning to do with motion controllers etc but it all seems reasonably straight forward.
  10. noorbeast

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  11. keshan

    keshan New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I found this forum when I search for diy racing wheel, and days later when I search for 2 DOF simulator, the results are also from this forum. That must be something, so I have no reason to not registered an account here. :), I am in the process of building my own wheel and simulator, a lot to learn on the way.
  12. noorbeast

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    Welcome @keshan.

    We are a pretty active and creative bunch around here, so you have come to the right place.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the SimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections, there is also a section for peripherals such as wheels: 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.
  13. Brian Steel

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    Hi New to forum, Brian from Vancouver B.C. Canada, any other members from B.C.? Want to try to set up a 6 axis motion sim, on ring gear/flex plate design with rotary steppers, have basic design, on paper. will need help accessing rotary stepper motors/ actuators, and software to run it.
  14. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Brian Steel.

    You can check and add yourself to our Member's Map: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/memberMap/

    Any 6DOF is an ambitious first project. So doing some research before getting in any deeper 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 6DOF section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    As there have been many refinement to DIY actuator design and control search for specific 6DOF projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page, then filter by date: 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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  15. Ray Asgarth

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    Hi, while searching for DIY FFB Wheel this website appeared on most of my search result. So, without wasting time, I registered here to gain more information, opinion and assist from previous person who has completed their project or person who still have ongoing project.
    Best regard to everyone and stay healthy.
  16. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Ray Asgarth.

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

    In particular the Steering Wheel section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steering-wheels.65/

    You can also search for wheel related projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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. noSaint

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    Hello all simulator fans.
    I'm Ketil from Norway.

    Stumbled upon this website after a youtube video. I was searching for the lack of oversteer feeling in iRacing. After testing the irffb and the seat of pants feeling, I thought 'why not make real seat of pants feeling'

    so here I am, btw my english is also prone to stumble from time to time - so 'bear' :) with me hehe

    My first project now is to get a working oversteer feeling in my 'Next Level Racing Gttrack Simulator Cockpit'.

    I've been looking at the 'Next Level Racing Traction Plus Motion Platform'.
    But the price is too high in my honest opinion.

    I'm able to solder, weld and program as long "google search" tells me how, so I will try to collect tips and ideas to begin with.


    -=Ketil=-
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  18. noorbeast

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  19. Dario1980

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    Hello everyone,
    I am Darío from Spain. I am starting my 2OF simulator project with Arduino UNO and ITB2. Looking for info on the internet I found this website. It is helping me a lot to familiarize myself with the concepts. I'll be putting my advances. a greeting
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  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Welcome @Dario1980.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the SimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections, there is also a section for peripherals such as wheels: 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.