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Cartman's DIY racing Rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Cartman_SP69, May 18, 2018.

  1. Cartman_SP69

    Cartman_SP69 Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi All

    This is my DIY Racing rig that I built myself I'm Based in South Africa so There are not a lot of affordable commercial Rigs available, so i decided to build my own one.

    I have looked into making it a motion sim but unfortunately the cost of doing that in SA is crazy as everything has to be imported.

    My next step is to add a Bass Shaker to improve the immersion but once again they are not available in SA, so I've Decided to try the DIY Option Please see Images below.

    Tell me what you guys think.

    Regards Cartman

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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Thanks for sharing your rig.

    Transducers are a great addition and Game Vibe is available for the Pro version of SimTools, allowing you to 'tune' transducers for all sorts of effects.
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  3. Cartman_SP69

    Cartman_SP69 Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi All

    I have now decided to convert my rig to a 2DOF motion rig, I'm waiting for all the required hardware.
    I'm using the same concept as in the link below.

    https://www.xsimulator.net/2dof-motion-simulator-truck-wiper-motor-playseat/3/

    Here is a list of all the parts I'm going to be using.

    Hardware.
    1. 2x 24v Garage door Motors
    2. 2x IBT2 BTS7960 43A bridge H
    3. Arduino Uno R3
    4. 2x Vishay, Pot Endless 10K http://www.mantech.co.za/Datasheets/Products/157_VISHAY.pdf
    5. 1x CV Joint
    6. 4x Steering Rod Ends
    7. 1x 24v 14.6A 350W Power Supply

    Software.
    1. SMC3 Arduino INO and Windows Utilities
    2. SimTools

    Will keep you posted on my progress, and Post Pictures when all the parts arrive and i start the build.
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    Last edited: May 29, 2019
  4. Cartman_SP69

    Cartman_SP69 Member Gold Contributor

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    Project update

    Control box completed Rig 80% complete list of things left to do, Build motor mounts, mount the pots to the motors and spray.
    And then on to the final step of the build testing all the electronics and configuring the software and Motion profile.

    I will post further pictures once the rig is completed.

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  5. Cartman_SP69

    Cartman_SP69 Member Gold Contributor

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    Just an Update. My rig is now fully assembled and all electronics are done moving into the testing phase.

    Sim tools setup and configured did some basic PID tuning on SMC3Utility, I did some tests with Project cars 2.

    Motion is working perfectly next step is to tweak the motion profile and axis limits. once that is complete i have to do some stress testing going to do an 6 hour endurance race to see if everything holds up.
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  6. Sean Thompson

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    Keen to hear how this turns out, Very keen to see it all moving, Your frame is nice and simple. keen to see it assembled.