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Really Compact Motion Sim (G-seat)

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by SeatTime, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    After building the G-seat for my 6DOF, I realised that it could make a very compact 'motion' sim all by itself. Decided to just clip it onto a normal office chair with the VR and a Steering wheel and see how it felt. I'm a bit spoilt, but it certainly added to the realism and once you got use to it was actually better than I thought it would be :). Anyway food for thought for anyone who does not have the space/dollars (does not have to be made out of carbon fibre :rolleyes:) for a typical motion sim.

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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Love it, your clip on G-Seat and some transducers would make a great compact sim!
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    love it too!..do have any tutorial on this project?
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    Quality work SeatTime , That is a super cool idea ,,,,, If you can mass produce a cool little portable setup like that you would be a rich man ,, :thumbs
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    SeatTime Well-Known Member

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    For your answer - look here - https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/g-seat-patent.69/ They may not be made anymore (market is too small - product too expensive)- other USA companies do although specialise in buying up these patents and then legally going after anyone who tries to make anything similar to sell - I have actually been caught up with this in the past (To their surprise, I did although win that one :)).
    Nope - but it is really nothing special design wise Ie a Arduino decoding the simtools data and then driving some high torque RC servos which move the paddles. There are plenty of pictures/videos on the web to help you make your own.
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    Robdog Member Gold Contributor

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    I thought this would be a low cost add on to my sim so have purchased an Arduino board and loaded eaorobbie's servo controller code to control it. I have a compilation error when loading the code, I have no clue how to program the Arduino so don't know where to start with debugging it. Is there some code available that I can try or alternatively some instructions on coding? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    You should post this on your own build thread.

    You need to setup the Arduino IDE for your specific board, the instructions for each board types are listed on the column on the right hand side of this page, or you could try the web editor: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
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  9. michto35

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    hello SeatTime,

    Do you have a reference or model of your high torque RC servos?

    Thanks
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    Love the idea of modular units.