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My sequential shifter DIY

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by leaedman, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. leaedman

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my DIY sequential shifter. I was inspired by the FREX model. I love mechanical hardness.

    (Je vous présente mon sequential shifter DIY. Je me suis inspiré du modèle FREX. J'adore la dureté mécanique.)
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    I really wanted to have this shifter connected to pallets. For connection to the G27 so I spent a cable in the steering wheel center and I soldered electrical cables like this in parallel on pallets (I have also provided small catches to unplug it):

    (Je voulais absolument avoir ce shifter branché sur les palettes. Pour le branchement sur le G27 j'ai donc passé un câble dans le centre du volant et j'ai soudé les câbles électrique comme ceci en parallèle sur les palettes (j'ai prévu également des petites prises pour pouvoir le débrancher) :)

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    Here is a little video rendering:
    (Voilà une petite vidéo du rendu :)

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    Très belle réalisation et toute simple ! Bravo :thumbs
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    Thanks Wanegain !!!
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    Bien le shifter,simple et efficace:thumbs
    Quel contacteur à tu utiliser?

    Although the shifter, simple and effective What contactor you use?
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    Ok du coup l'interrupteur rentre dans un tube en dessous du levier ou sur le coter?

    Ok suddenly switch comes in a tube below the lever or rate the?
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    I lack a more detailed picture to explain. But the switch (which is fixed on a plate represented by the dashed blue) passes through the ring (green arrow).
    The red line represents another plate that holds the two springs.

    (Il me manque une photo plus détaillée pour expliquer. Mais l'interrupteur (qui est fixé sur une plaque représentée par les tirets bleus) passe dans l'anneau (flèche verte).
    Le trait rouge représente une autre plaque qui retient les 2 ressorts.)


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    In any case the principle can be applied to a much shorter length. But not knowing what to expect I preferred to do more long to easily adjust thereafter. I think it again one day and much shorter this time :thumbs

    (En tout cas le principe peut s'appliquer sur une longueur beaucoup moins longue. Mais ne sachant pas à quoi m'attendre j'ai préféré faire plus long pour pouvoir ajuster facilement par la suite. Je pense le refaire un jour et beaucoup moins long cette fois)
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    Ok merci je comprend mieux et me donne aussi une idée pour mon H / séquentiel .

    Ok thank you I understand better and also gives me an idea for my H / sequential.
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    OK, do not hesitate if you have further questions ;)

    (OK, n'hésites pas si tu as d'autres questions)
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    Nice job and nice design, I was wonder how to do that. I have some old engine valve springs which would provide some nice stiff force.
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    Thank you bsft !
    I wanted to make it simple :thumbs

    (Je souhaité faire le plus simple possible.)
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    Heres what I did, works ok, I will rebuild and use your method, may work better
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    Yeah, very nice and simple design, leaedman. I like it!

    I went a bit more complicated on my build...

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    That is the other end of the complexity spectrum @GIB SimRacing, but an equally useful example of DIY shifters. It would be great if you could detail it further on your thread, as it will get a bit lost otherwise.
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    Unfortunately I am stuck with wood and basic hand tools, so the ability to bend steel or cut it is limited. Workshops around here want way too much.
    However, thats good info GIB , thanks, some more ideas.
    I will have to get stuck into another shifter soon and document it as well.
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    Waahooo GIB SimRacing :eek: great work !!!!
    the feeling must be very realistic ?
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    Thanks! It does feel quite good actually. I added spring loaded steel balls that help giving you a very mechanical feel. Every gear change has a bit of a "clunk" to it.
    But there is always room for improvement.

    @bsft this build is all aluminium actually. That's a bit easier to handle than steel. Actually you could build something like this without the need for any bending, I reckon. Just need an angle grinder and a drill.