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Question Looking to start a 6DOF build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Vincent Bernier, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Vincent Bernier

    Vincent Bernier New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to build myself a 6 DOF rig. I want to use it mostly for IRacing and Assetto Corsa. My main goal is to have a feeling for traction loss, but I would to feel all the other axis to.

    I need help for the electronic part. I can manage the platform by my self, but I am at a loss when it comes to what I need for servo controller and all.

    My plan is to build a mini prototype with RC servos, then, when I get everything figured out, I will build the real thing.

    I tryed looking around the forum and the internet, but there is so much information that I am more confused.

    Can you help me figure this out. What do I need to get the signal from the computer to the simulator? If I use 6 motors, how many do I need? Servo controller, 1 for each motor?

    The way that I understand it right now is, computer sends to Arduino, Arduino sends to controller for higher voltage for the motors, POT sends back position to the Arduino. Am I on the right track?

    Thanks a lot for your help and understanding my newbies questions.

    As for a little back ground, I can weld, solder, CAD design, 3D print.
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Any 6DOF is an ambitious first project. So doing some research before getting in any deeper is time well spent.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Starting with a model is a good idea, see te FAQs here: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/build-a-model-to-test-your-design-ideas.136/

    Also use the Advanced Google search on the Recent page to find 6DOF projects, then filter by date to get the most recent to study, as there has been a lot of member innovation of late.

    It is a good idea to post your design and parts list before ordering anything, to give members a chance to look it over and avoid any costly mistakes.
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    i see three groups of DIY 6dof groups right now
    a) arduino with monster moto or sabertooth (3 pairs each driving 6 motors)
    b) Odrive with brushless motors..
    c) Thanos AMC-AASD15A servo controller with 6x servo motors kits


    odrive

    Thanos
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