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Showroom DIY Sequential Shifter

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by pitstopp, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. pitstopp

    pitstopp Active Member

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    After spending some Hours in my Garage I finished my Sequential Shifter.


    This was my first Shifter which was stuck im early Beta Stage for nearly two Years

    P1010368.JPG P1010369.JPG

    But this won´t give me a real feeling.

    It has only resistance from the spring, when you see a real Sequential Shifter working, you see the Force increases and releases when the gear is locked.

    I had some Brainstorming to find a adequate solution.

    Here are some useful parts:
    P1010366.JPG P1010367.JPG

    Left : A shockabsorber from a Bike and a hardened shaft with two bearings 5X11x4
    Right: Switch with a push rod. This is recommended, caus if you push a micro switch direct you often get a double Signal ( not good shifting two gears up or down at one time ). This is prevented by the push rod. A switch with some Lever will work also.

    Here are the Parts:
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    Assembled:
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    The small bearings are running on ramps ( shown on pic before in the middle)
    In the middle a semi circle with a smaller on each side.
    The force increases, reaches the peak and releases.


    P1010407.JPG P1010408.JPG P1010411.JPG

    Here a small Video:


    The Ramps are changeble , so its easy to change the character of the shifter.

    Not so far away from the original Shifter!

    Cheers
    Kai
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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  2. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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  3. bsft

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    yar, looking good.
  4. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

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  5. pitstopp

    pitstopp Active Member

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    Yeah works really good!
    Would be good my skills understanding Simtools are equal to my crafting skills:rolleyes:
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    beawdy Mate! Well done!
  7. eaorobbie

    eaorobbie Well-Known Member Staff Member SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

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    Very nice strong build,
    What's your problem in SimTools mate, can we help, or is it setting up the SCN5's the issue.