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First steps

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Kenshiro27, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Kenshiro27

    Kenshiro27 Member

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    Hello
    I will therefore present my simulator project to you and resume the first images of my first message from a new member.
    Do not hesitate to give me advice or constructive remarks because it will be my first achievement of this type. For the moment, I only have to realize an arcade machine and a pincab (virtual pinball machine).
    The first image found on the web really inspired me so I go over there by redrawing the model so that I can make it with the little material and tools at my disposal to get there.(I know ... I'm not ready to work at PIXAR)
    And the last image and the starting point of the project with the "chassis" of my futur simracing.

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  3. Kenshiro27

    Kenshiro27 Member

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    Hello,
    construction is progressing slowly but surely
    here is a photo of the metal frame cladding recovered from an old diesel tank

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    AC motor, Arduino, Motion platform, 6DOF
    All the best for your journey into motion simulation, just be mindful of the rigs final weight including yourself + peripherals. The sims motors and your hair will thank you.
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  5. Kenshiro27

    Kenshiro27 Member

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    Hello
    Only the seat and I will have movement on this simulator, the rest will be fixed. That said thank you for the advice
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    A lot of work today for the realization of the mobile seat
    I picked up the idea for the rotating parts on this site, so many thanks to those who posted all of these great ideas.

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    Painting the front panel of the simulator
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    Oup'ss, I forgot the pictures

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    Manufacture of keys to connect the motors to the seat

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    Sorry for a handling error, that's what it's like to have a laptop on your lap.
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    Kenshiro27 Member

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    I take the time off to wire the system, install the software and do the tests and it's a disaster. Nothing works. The computer part is the one I know the least about this project.

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    Can we test our installations without a game plugin? Or is there a "test plugin"? If a charitable soul would ask me about this it would be really nice
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    Can you please give more details about what is not working and post pictures of all of your settings.
  14. Kenshiro27

    Kenshiro27 Member

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    Wahhh:thumbs
    Really very impressive.
    Great work and what a finish, detail and care, thank you for sharing

    I will try to make a report with images to be more precise tomorrow. Thank you in any case for having answered my distress call
  15. Kenshiro27

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    my installation is carried out with a 75% kit from simukit.
    The sabertooth and arduino are wired as in the pictures.
    And the potentiometer in 0V and 5V at the ends and connect in the center to the arduino in A0 for motor 1 and A1 for motor 2
    I installed in the arduino: XPID_sabertooth2x32_120w
    I also installed on my computer
    SimTools GameEngine and
    SimTools GameManager
    I am there
    Already for the moment have I done the job well?

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    Hello,
    You were right from the start
    So thank you for your great advice
    In fact, precisely I had glued the contacts of the arduino so that they did not unsolder
    But when you do this, you have to be careful not to accidentally touch one with an unused pole and then you can no longer see because the glue when cooling becomes opaque
    So I took it all off
    resolder cleanly and it does not work too badly in TURN OFF mode