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Free Potentiometer Protectors...

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Archie, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    I don't know about you, but on my sim, my Pots are the only item on it that kind of "stick out" and can be kicked by excited kiddies of forgetful Dads!

    I used to have a plastic box over them but it looks a bit...well... crap.

    I was sat in the car the other day drinking a Powerade and noticed the top cap is pretty much the same size as most Pot's we use.

    Kept hold of it, took it home and sure enough they are perfect for protecting the wires on exposed pots.

    Simply drill a hole in the back / or side and feed your wires through and then either double sided tape it on or use Hot Glue around the rim of the lid

    Some pictures:

    The Lid:
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    Pot inside: (Enough space to run some double sided tape around the Pot)
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    Plenty of clearance at the back.
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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    You know you are consumed by your sim project when you get to the point of thinking about it even while just having a refreshing beverage...:grin
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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015
  6. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    @GIB SimRacing - pretty much.

    I can't drive past a council clean up without wondering what use I could have for whatever I might spy being thrown out!!!
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    Very Good!! +10