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Son of OpenSimwheel - An Experiment

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

  1. LI JIAN HUI

    LI JIAN HUI Learn 2DOF maker

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    Support you, and look forward to your work!
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    @Rufus....
    If i was able to, i would give you a massive handshake and a pat on the back for starting this project.
    This strikes so many chords with me its untrue, and iv got to say, in the nicest possible way, im a little jealous, Of the skills and knowledge you possess in order to get this started.
    I too wanted to bridge the gap between the consumer wheels and direct drive but lack the knowledge to do so. I too thought about the stepper motor with encoder to create a closed loop system.
    Im super excited by your work, i just hope you can get it ready sooner rather than later:)

    Please keep me posted
  3. RufusDufus

    RufusDufus Well-Known Member

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    Hi, the latest update is I've now designed and built a second version of the motor driver board. It has been working well for a while and I'm now fine tuning the math algorithms to drive the motor.

    Given the effort it has taken I have decided I will offer completed boards for sale when I am finally happy. Hopefully more news soon.

    @Historiker or other admins, you may wish to move this thread to the commercial section given my decision to sell boards.
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  4. LI JIAN HUI

    LI JIAN HUI Learn 2DOF maker

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    RufusDufus
    Hello, you're going to put the motor to determine the commercial version yet?
  5. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    Rather than move this one you might open a new thread for the latest version in the commercial section. The information here is still helpful to DIY.
  6. RufusDufus

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    @Historiker, sounds good, will do!

    @LI JIAN HUI, I will not be selling a complete sim wheel, just a motor driver.
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  8. Daguru

    Daguru Rally drivers do it in the mud

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  9. csrealsimracer

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    shut up and take my money
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    Hopefully very soon.
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  11. OZISEB

    OZISEB It'll be a long slow process but I will get there!

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    After my initial rush of blood thinking I could whip one of these direct drive thingys up in no time... your thread has confirmed for me that it was just a foolish pipedream! So, once you have these available, please let us know, postage to Sydney wont be much...:thumbs
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    nice project @RufusDufus just read through the thread, count me in for a board when your done
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  13. RufusDufus

    RufusDufus Well-Known Member

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    This is the board, still fine tuning...
    control-board2.jpg
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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    nicely done and beautiful layout! congrats!! :)

    what are the specs?
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    Nice work any updated videos ?
  16. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    @RufusDufus - I'll be joining the VERY LONG queue to buy one of these bad boys once you have everything down pat.

    Are you going to offer complete kits or just the Motor Controller board?
  17. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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  18. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    good stuff, how do you compare it to previous ffb wheels you've used?