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Son of OpenSimwheel - An Experiment

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by RufusDufus, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. BS21

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    Hello, I plan to start buying the parts to build my wheel.
    I wonder if the My6812 24v 100w engine can run like Logitech g29, and what is the ratio of pulleys I should use.
    (sorry for the Google Translator)
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    Hey If there's anyone interested in this subject have a visit to 'direct drive stepper sim wheel' thread .
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    Hello everyone

    Just wondering if anyone has any progress on using a stepper motor?

    Thanks Ben
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    i am not sure a stepper motor is suitable for a FFB wheel
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    True, it does have its downsides but as this project and others seemed quite promising, at least it'll give more options for us who want to do DIY.

    I'll probably go along the lines of how you did yours with a my1020 motor.

    How is your DIY wheel now? Any changes or improvements to your setup?

    Thanks Ben
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    I am building another wheel when i have my 6dof done

    i might try a stronger DC motor just for the hell of it !
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    That's what I'm trying to do is find a stronger dc motor to use than the my1020 but having real trouble finding one or one that's even equivalent to it. Finding lots of servo motors which cost a lot for drivers or BLDC motors which are unproven to work properly without making custom firmware, from what I'm aware of anyway.

    If you know of one could you send the link this way?

    How's your wheel holding up being used at 8nm? Also is that peak torque or constant torque? I think that was you anyway.
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    I don't believe that a brushless motor (bldc) will work as it sends and receives different signals to a brushed motor. You would need to find a dc brushed motor to work and the most powerful one I could find was a my1020
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    my mistake - i thought it was brushed

    an alternative to more power is a smaller diameter wheel - most racing cars have a smaller wheel than a road car
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    As I can't find a more powerful motor, another way would be to modify the motor by increasing the windings in the motor. Should increase the torque of the motor. Not sure by how much as I'm still researching that part.
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    there are more powerful DC motors - You may need over 48V to run them
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    Voltage doesn't matter at all really. Voltage is mainly only used to get high RPM which we aren't after, we only need around 300RPM, which mostly every large DC motor will do. It needs to be bigger and stronger magnets with more windings for the wire inside.

    Voltage and current are linked but not so much for what we use them for. Current is way more important.
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    yes...but based on ohm law, you can increase current by increasing voltage...

    in my experience using dc motor on steering wheel, when i increase voltage, motor respons time will be better, small vibration and sine wave feels more better...
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    Sieben how is your wheel now?

    I seen that you made a custom driver for it over on race department https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/arduino-leonardo-wheel.161072/

    Pretty impressive how you've done that. Have you made any changes since you last posted? Thinking about making one of them to get a better response from the wheel than the normal bts6960 (probably wrong number)

    Thanks Ben
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    Hi Ben. Answered there. Everything should be fine with bts, in response) They are ok)