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Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by Daniel Piontek, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Daniel Piontek

    Daniel Piontek New Member

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    Hey all, My name is Dan ppl call me Soda. I have been a sim racer for a few years now and am and have been wanting a motion sim for as long as I can think of (well since I seen they were available anyways for the home lol) I have been an auto mechanic for over 30 years and have been trying my hand at working on houses. With that being said, I am not to sharp when it comes to the whole electronics side of life but, in my defense I am an avid DIY'er. I am not rich nor comfortable for that matter but I learned a long time ago, If you want something in life you either got to work for it, or diy and I have been "do it yourself (ing)" everything for years so I got a lot of trial and error in the bag. Well prob more error than anything but I've got it none the less lol. I am sooo glad to see others have the same interest as I do and wanting/needing to build something especially with the world now a days where we just buy and throw away/repeat it shows there is still hope out there or there are more broke ppl like myself..... either way, I am happy to meet you all. I hope to learn quite a bit here and if you dont mind my STUPID questions (I am sure as rain I will have some good ones) I am going to ask em. Feel free to pick my automotive brain all you like. I will give you 30+ years of experience just as soon as I read it. CHEERS FELLAS/GALS. and again, It is all my pleasure to meet you all.

    Soda
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    You are not alone, many of us, myself included, stated out with little knowledge of motion simulation but lots of enthusiasm, plus a willingness to learn from the innovative, creative and ingenious members here.

    Doing some research before getting in too deep is time well spent.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs, in particular check out the Arduino, StimTools, fundamentals of motion and the design sections: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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, ask any questions you have there and detail your project progress: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with your project.