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DIY FFB STEERING WHEEL

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by Gilvan Marchiori Araujo, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Chris_Beeves

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    Wow, what motor is that?

    I don’t have enough experience to tell, but if the motor is close to those specs my guess is that you’ll be fine.
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    It's looking good so far to me. I reckon that setup will give you decent torque at the wheel. I think the thrustmaster t300 uses a similar size motor and a dual belt pulley system.
    The only thing I'd check is the type of pulley that you have. I use a 5m timing pulley but you could probably get away with a 3m pulley. If you have any smaller, the belt will slip.

    I've googled seeing machine pulley and it looks like you don't have a timing pulley. The Fanatec CSW is the same, I think. You'll probably need to get some "idler" pulleys so that the belt is tight.

    You'll probably be ok using just one bts driver, with the motor that you're using. But if you can, get two, so that you have one spare. They're usually the main part that fails.
  3. Gilvan Marchiori Araujo

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    Guys, follow the progress of my project, take a look, and tell me if it is good, if there is something that is not cool or that can improve, give me tips, my knowledge in mechanics is very good, but in the area of electronics not quite

    PROJETO COMPLETO.png



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    the pulleys and structure I will do in my work

    the pulleys and structure I will do in my work
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    Can you explain to me why if I get 2 drivers would be better? Is it because the arduino divides the "service" between the H bridges? one takes charge of voltage regulation and the other polarity reversal? explain it to me
  5. Gilvan Marchiori Araujo

    Gilvan Marchiori Araujo New Member

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    so beeves, look that print... the dc motor that i will buy.. its 19.5k rpm not 15k, so i mean 1:16 reduction i will be fine so
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    It will give around some more then between 300rpm - 400rpm, as also depends on the wheel U got.
    The wheel needs 200rpm. And that's enough. It just should be not less then this numbers.

    8mm thread, better be reinforced with "connecting prolonged nuts". Can check my thread.
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/arduino-leonardo-sim-wheel.12741/#post-168870

    It devides the amount of current between them in few words.
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    Hey can I use a cheap photoelectric rotary encoder
    ?
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    Probably, yes.
    Do you have a link? It would be easier to tell.
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    Good morning Gilvan,

    brother let you ask. did you complete your steering wheel project? was it worth the cost benefit? how did you do the pedals?

    Obviously I am so wanting to assemble one or buy a used one. your help would be really welcome. I hope you get that.
    thankful
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    Hello, what PSU specs do you use?