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Showroom DIY 2 dof

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by coper, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. coper

    coper New Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor
    Hi guys, my name is Stefano and I live in Parma, Italy. ... In the presentation post i promised to show you my sim ... here it is! A bit of history: in 2017 I built my 2 dof but for various reasons and "misfortunes" we arrived at 2021. The construction part finished in 4 months, but the software part frustrated me. Several hardware problems with the new PC that controls the sim did the rest. One problem for example, the worst: I lost months, to find a failure generated by 2 new defective ram banks, sudden blocks, system crashes, frezzing etc., only with the sim connected ... lost months for this .... i haven't touched the sim for 1 year. Now, discovered the problems and bought simtools, the sim is a gem !! and I wanted to share it with you. I have subscribed to the forum in 2018, I got a lot of info from here .... so .. thanks to everyone for sharing your fantastic projects (some incredible!) and ideas, that helped me to complete my sim.
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    First question:
    where do i place the sim?
    only one answer available: in the living room.
    Second question:
    but the wife?
    The wife says yes, but only if the sim is also beautiful.
    I begin my research. I find a Dutch boy's project I like more aesthetically than the others

    Senza titolo-1.jpg

    I don't have a playseat but I like the compactness and cleanliness of the project ... Tanks to
    Floriske, the Dutch boy, who inspired me.

    Down my version of rig


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    The planning part was long. I used 3DS max to generate the model and have a preview of it. The
    steering wheel holder was the first knot to untie. Considering that my son was 9 at the time, the support had to be adjustable. After various tests..
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    I find a solution that I like

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    you can adjust height and distance .. you can also remove the H gearbox ... an unnecessary
    refinement, ... I had an extra piece of sliding guide and I used it for him..

    DS 07-.RGB_color.0012 (2).jpg DS 07-.RGB_color.0013 (2).jpg

    finished piece IMG_8488.JPG


    I also wanted to have some led lights ... I made his eyes !!
    To light up the eyes I printed some 3D pieces and add some led--

    DSC_3340.JPG DSC_3346b.jpg

    The other parts of support is made with iron rods, welded and threaded. Inside the drawing there are not some pieces of rod that I added later, before it moved a bit, now it is fixed like a rock.

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    I forgot to tell you that I have a big advantage: a friend with an industrial laser cutting. I can
    extract the paths from 3D max and pass them in the cutting machine directly .. I can do whatever I want!
    I used, 5 mm satin steel for the seat and motor support, 2 mm for the pedals and steering wheel
    support details, satin aluminum 1,5 mm for the electric unit and 4 mm - 2 mm iron for the steering wheel support and the gimbal.

    DSC_3339.JPG

    The shelves are 3 cm stratified wood. I used this picture to find the most suitable shape of my sim.
    The drawing is always from the Floriske project..
    The green line in rendering is my final path

    Def Frame Sketch v2(1).jpg DS 07-.RGB_color.0004 (2).jpg
    DSC_3287.JPG

    I find the most suitable position for seat, steering wheel and pedals ( the orange man is exatly me!)

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    I drawing the support for pedals. I used sliding seat rails to be able to adjust the distance with seat....
    another useless thing is the adjustment of the inclination

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    It's time for the seat supports and engine supports!!

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    I need to be able to move the sim to clean room.I mount a set of pivoting wheels and 4 screw
    stabilizers in the corners of the base, produced using electrical panel knobs, floating floor feet,
    threaded rods, washers, and bolts. Works well!! SAM_3483.JPG
    SAM_3484.JPG

    The joint. I used a large gimbal, with two large attachment bases in order not to have a false yaw effect generated by the action of the motors.
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    The sim takes shape !! ... a 1970s detail, it is a hole for the steering wheel cables. It is made with a piece of door draft excluder.

    SAM_3284.JPG
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    There remains only the "mind" of the sim to do. These are the aluminum pieces of the electronics box

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    This is inside

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    Finished and placed box

    SAM_3452.JPG SAM_3453.JPG SAM_3454.JPG SAM_3479.JPG

    All things in place. Now I have to take everything apart to paint the floors. SAM_3496.JPG






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    Sound system:

    I mounted a subwoofer box under the seat. There are also amplifiers inside.
    Sub also returns some vibrations to the seat .. like a vibe ... less ... but there are!

    IMG_8546 B.jpg

    IMG_8549.JPG IMG_8550.JPG IMG_8579.JPG

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    ..... 2 satellites near the pedals

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    and 2 DIY in the seat..
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    And here is the finished sim! I had to change the seat because the Fk seat (used during construction)
    creaked like a bed fromthe 1800s.
    SAM_3541.JPG SAM_3551b.jpg SAM_3554.JPG SAM_3560.JPG The Sabelt seat is a steel frame and is silent.... even more beautiful.
    IMG_8631.JPG IMG_8638.JPG IMG_8635.JPG IMG_8643.JPG IMG_8633.JPG

    Thanks for looking at my work, I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks again to everyone for the valuable
    advice found on this forum.

    I have used tons of google transletor, if something is not clear or you want to know more, ask!

    Coper
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    Love the detail touches added to your rig, nice craftsmanship :thumbs

    When you can it would be wonderful if you could add a video of your rig in action.
  4. coper

    coper New Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor
    First of all thanks for the compliment:blush !! You're right .. I'll do it as soon as possible, maybe in the evening .. I'll use a vpr as a screen ... I need the dark for this! You will also see that with simtools the rig flies!
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  5. seuszok

    seuszok New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform
    Nice detailed and clean job.
  6. dirigible

    dirigible New Member Gold Contributor

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    This is a supremely beautiful build. Nice work!
  7. coper

    coper New Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor
    Thank you !! today i got the plugins, later setup project cars and make a video ..
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  8. coper

    coper New Member Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor
    40 min set up an go!

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