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Lesson Dayton Audio Pucks - Beware!!

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by elnino, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. elnino

    elnino Active Member

    Apr 1, 2010
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, Arduino
    Hi all, I'm posting this here for lack of any specific location to post it, if mods feel it belongs somewhere else, feel free to move it somewhere more appropriate.

    First of all, this is not a bag post, I just did something stupid and want to make sure others don't make the same mistake.

    I just got 4 of the dayton audio bass shaker pucks (the ~$25 ones) and as I do, I got curious as to what their insides look like - Looked simple enough - 3 screws and a very light pry to pop the lid off. The excitement of reveal did not anywhere near balance out the sinking feeling I got when I saw that the voice coil is mounted to the lid via very small, delicate wires that both snapped the instant the lid was removed.

    Somewhat frustratingly, the manual suggests removing of these exact screws to mount them so it was odd that there was no warning on the device or some extra glue to imply the lid was not to be removed. It's only held in place with those mounting screws.

    Luckily I was able to repair it but lesson learnt!
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