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Question Guide for DIY Direct Drive

Discussion in 'Direct Drive Wheels' started by mirrs, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. mirrs

    mirrs New Member

    Jan 23, 2022
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    I'm not so new to the whole sim-racing scene, nor DIY-ing things. However I'm very new to DIY-ing electronics and things with motors. Going through the multitude of forums relating to this there seem to be a lot of routes to go and that the basic ideas are very similar. However, the information seems to be slightly scattered and even in guides there seems to be a lot of steps and explanations skipped.

    I was hoping that someone either had the time to explain or a link to a guide for a DIY Direct Drive wheel, including what exactly is needed, how to connect everything together, a mild explanation of why those things go together. Building bases and housings are something that are well within my knowledge, however, it's things like connecting a motor to an arduino, why is it like that, how do I connect everything? I'm to the point where I can't sleep at night thinking about this haha.

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
    +10,347 / 48 / -2
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    By nature DIY means there are lot of different priorities and approaches regarding a given goal, and being part of a DIY community means in the main what tends to be covered is the project of individuals, often focused on a good dose of ingenuity and creativity, not necessarily specific guides for others. The latter tend to be more characteristic when in the commercial interest domain.

    And when a DIY project does prove popular it tends to evolve, even drawing commercial interest, with other DIY members also putting their spin/refinement on something.

    When it comes to DIY direct drive wheels @Peacemaker105's project is a great example of both DIY characteristics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/450-mige-direct-drive-wheel-using-mmos-and-aasd.14657/