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Showroom **RIP** - 6DOF project using 12v DC Motors, Sabertooth 2x60's (was MM's) and Arduinos + OSW

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by SilentChill, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Pit

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    wow I feel honored :)

    BTW do you sleep and eat (enough)?:nerd;)
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    @SilentChill ... Great progress there, you'll have a big spaghetti madness eventually ... Are you going to use heat sinks for the MMs ?
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    @speedy yes on my list to do I just wanted to get the damn thing moving :D

    @Pit 4 out of 12 MM's were faulty :(

    However we now have movement everything is loose so you can here the nuts and bolts rattling but should be fairly quiet once I tighten it all up. And I was a little eratic in the game engine should of been a bit more smooth :D



    9 Days later and a 6DOF simulator is born
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    Whoo hoo, a DC 6DOF in 9 days, gotta be a record, well done @SilentChill :thumbs

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    Wow! It lives already!

    Massive range of movement! Should make for an insane Elite Dangerous experience!

    Not jealous at all!
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    yes unbelievable, I am not jealous because I will do it like @SilentChill, but probably never as well as he did. :) @SilentChill may I ask you if you could share the dimensionings? Your rig is so impressive that I cannot resist to rebuild the yours if I am allowed to do so.
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    Congratulations I am impress by the speed, could you take a picture of your axis settings in simtool, thank you.
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    Your a machine :eek: 9 days .. Well done.:thumbs
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    Probably would have been 7 days if @SilentChill had worn eye protection! ;)
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    Well done @SilentChill. Makes me feel a lot safer travelling on the railway!

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    Thanks all for the compliments :cheers

    I have to spend some time with the family over the weekend ..............grrrrrrrrrrrrr so I will get back to it as and when I can.

    I spent 14 hours straight yesterday , didn't go to bed till nearly 2am I just set myself a target to get it moving and I did phew lol

    I think the levers are too long though, don't think its going to take the weight although I wont know till it try :)
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    Congratulations SilentChill! :)
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    With free motors you could take the risk and not run any load tests. Hopefully all goes well, if not just drill a few more holes in the arms and go from there.
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    I managed to get a couple of hours in. I reduced the CTC to 90mm and it seems pretty good although I ended bending one of the arms as I had too much movemennt on the axis some refinement is needed.

    Videos to follow as per
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    bloody brilliant !!! - Really keen to see what it looks like with some weight. Hope you can pull it off !! - Well done.
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    After watching your video, I've changed my mind :D

    Very impressive work !! :thumbs
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    Good luck! The COG is lower than the platform level. It should be much higher, near the driver's chest.
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    @tronicgr I don't get what you mean that the COG is too low ? I have not really thought about it to be honest. Can you explain a bit more ?
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    I do not understand what the center of gravity you talking about?