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Showroom School Project | PS4 | 2DOF

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Lucas Wollering, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Lucas Wollering

    Lucas Wollering New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hey guys,

    My name is Lucas. I am 19 years old, come from Germany, am a hobby racer (rallycross) and go to a university of technology. As a school project, I now set myself the task of building a racing simulator for Playstation4!
    For the beginning in Simracing I bought a cheap simulator scaffold and drove with the Logitech G29. Now I want to build a more stable and movable scaffolding. I'll document the progress of the project here in this thread:


    The Logitech steering wheel, as well as the pedals, will continue to be used for the time being. I take the seat out of my racing car for now, because due to Corona, car racing is currently rarely possible.
    And I opted for an aluminium structure for a lighter, stiffer and more scalable simulator.

    Motion_Sim_erste_Skizze.png Motion_Sim_Bild_1.jpg

    First I made a 3D drawing of the moving part of the simulator, then the angles, as well as the seat and pedal mount made of aluminum and assembled everything. Since the steering wheel requires a larger base, I've made a light and stable plastic plate for this.

    Motion_Sim_Bild_4.jpg Motion_Sim_Bild_5.jpg


    This is just the beginning! I first need to calculate the force the two motors have to apply and then buy all the accessories.

    Submission of the project is 12 March

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  4. Lucas Wollering

    Lucas Wollering New Member Gold Contributor

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    Thanks! That worked well. I've an option for DC motors with 400 or 500 watts. Need to find a power supply with more than 1000 watts. Are there any or do I have to buy one with 1000? Then I need the motors with 400 watts. I think that they have enough power, but you never know exactly.
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  6. Christian Doehl

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    Hi Lucas,

    I'm Chris (also from Germany) and I am currently doing a similar project than yours. I decided to use HP 1200FP server PSUs as they are able to drive 100Amps at 12V and they are available refurbished for around 30€. Getting everything to work with the PS4 was not that easy, so if you need support, you can also send a PM.

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    Lucas Wollering New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi,
    I bought my DC motors. Found some with 30Nm, 220rpm at 24V and 45W. Don't know why, but they looked to be strong enough as I tested them.

    Can anybody give me advise on what drivers I should take for them?
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    I realized my rig with ibt2 drivers. I think sabertooth will also be fine but more expensive.

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    Thanks for your help so far!


    Here's a cardan joint from an old BMW motorcycle:

    Gelenk_vorher.jpg


    With some grinding and welding I repurposed it for the sim:

    Motion_Sim_Gelenk_nachher.jpg


    Now the sim should look like this:

    Gestell_gesamt.jpg


    More updates soon...
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