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Question Buying parts for my first build - Arduino Monster Moto

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by ViktorIO, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. ViktorIO

    ViktorIO Computer Scientist Gold Contributor

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    What is up.

    After reading the forums for about a day I decided I am going to make a cheap and simple 2 DOF windshield wiper simulator.

    Im going to contact a BMW scrap yard nearby and get two identical BMW windshield wiper motors and some link rods/ball joints or whatever they are called.

    Im probably going to build the frame out of wood for sake of simplicity. Looking for a cheap seat, probably will go for some noname Aliexpress seat.

    Any comments on my parts list or good advices for the first build?

    Thanks!

    Parts I ordered:

    Steering wheel
    Logitech G29 with shifter
    Potentiometer
    Potentiometer, Linear, 10K, 1W, Single Turn, ½" Cermet, Panel Mount (Lot/2)
    Power supply
    HP DPS-600PB B 406393-001 321632-501 575W Server Hot Swap Power Supply
    Motor Driver
    Monster Moto Shield VNH2SP30 Stepper Motor Driver Module High Current 30A
    Arduino
    UNO R3 REV3 ATmega328 16U2 CH340 Mini USB 100% kompatibel mit Arduino
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    If you are using clone MMs then test them when they arrive: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/reputable-monster-moto-suppliers-testing-before-use.158/

    Consider a LED strip PSU from Ebay, as they are not as sensitive to power spikes as server PSUs.

    While a little more expensive I consider Hall Sensors better value, as they won't break if over rotated, are simple to attach to a motor shaft using a correctly sized flexible coupling, are very accurate and have a really long life span I use these: https://au.element14.com/bi-technol...fs/sensor-hall-0-2v-20v-to-10v-pin/dp/2319662
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    I went with your suggestions and added a LED power supply and hall sensor.
    The scrapyard is going to provide two identical BMW wiper motors.

    2pc 12V 30A 360W AC/DC driver Switch power supply adapter Transformer LED light
    Price: US $60.52
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pc-12V-30A-360W-AC-DC-driver-Switch-power-supply-adapter-Transformer-LED-light/152780052594
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    Hall Angle Sensor Industrial 0-360 Degree Rotation Angular displacement Sensor
    Price: US $19.99 each
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hall-Angle-Sensor-Industrial-0-360-Degree-Rotation-Angular-displacement-Sensor/382947095681
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    Sorry, I fixed the link.
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