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Son of OpenSimwheel - An Experiment

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

  1. SeatTime

    SeatTime Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Sure, but still a DIY project which shows basically how it can be done. I currently have a few projects like that.
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    Reading the thread it is abundantly clear that what started as a DIY experiment fairly quickly morphed into a commercial kit activity and @RufusDufus clearly indicated that multiple times, including notifying the Xsimulator admins of the change of project status: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...imwheel-an-experiment.7422/page-3#post-114396
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  3. Gadget999

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    Projects like this take a lot of time and effort - we have a lot to be grateful to Rufus for with his Arduino/SMC3 driver for the full motion sim

    he probably feels he needs a break after all the hard work and will come back to this project when he is ready

    I suggest you go for a DC DD Sim wheel for now and and revisit this at some time in the future
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    I have to decided to go with an OSW and I am already ordering the parts for it. So I don't care about this project anymore. But maybe I will give the DC-project a try, just for the proof of concept. ;)
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    Hi All, Sorry if this project is getting some frustrated. I am still making the boards and selling them when I can however things have changed in my life since starting and I don't have anywhere near the same time as when I started.
    As @noorbeast has pointed out this thread started out as a demonstration showing that a DIY wheel could be made with off the shelf parts and in fact there is at least one thread on xsimulator that has continued this path and provided more info. I will not be releasing the detail designs for the control board though. I have shared plenty of other work in this and other forums and it takes time responding to all the questions that creates.

    For those that are happy to be patient I will continue to make boards at my own pace.
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  6. graz

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    yea I realized that pretty much as soon as I posted that previous comment it is just a stepper motor with an encoder already fitted and the controller appears to be a normal stepper control with feedback. So @RufusDufus I appreciate how much time and effort goes into developing these projects so I am going to be patient and wait until you have more boards available.
    cheers:cheers
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    In fact,in the page 1 videos It has been given to everyone Enough clues about design stepper wheel,People who have used stepper should know,when the stepper motor running but locked the rotor,the rotor must be Happen torque impact,This is a need to overcome,but,how do this,The rotation of the magnetic field is the key,when the stepper motor running but locked the rotor,but The motor controller is still continuing to input PWM,The magnetic field is still spinning,the rotor will be between have torque or have no torque cycle ,therefore used the encoder,encoder followed the position of the rotor,then controller KeepThe magnetic field of the first or next shot in the direction of rotation at any time,And then according to the duty cycle by stm32f4discovery PE9(MMOS),Real time change of current,This is probably the idea of development,I'm trying to do something about it。。。


    PS:Please forgive my bad English.....
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    Keep up the good work Craig and we'll wait patiently untill run a batch again :thumbs
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    Dear Rufus Dufus, I really like your project and decide to try to make this setup for FFB.
    Do you ever make controller card ? You can ship it worldwide ( France ) ?

    Best regards and happy new year.
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    Great work! lucky to find this post and am so interested in this~ please add me to the list for possible purchase when it is available soon. Thank you so much~! if only I got the skill to do contribution to racing DIYs~! happy new year 2018 to all
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    This coluld be the best project for my budget, since I can't aford an osw and I 'm not willing to pay 1000€+ for one.
    Please add me to your list. Also I'm sending a PM. Thanks a lot!
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    Hi,
    This may help people who wish to make there own drive board. Just an app note not a complete circuit. It may help someone develop their own.

    The ST electronics L6506 is the heart of this design. Search for L6506. then goto DN0006

    Interesting starting point
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    Very interesting project, i respect your time and will wait, so please add me on your list for your product :)
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    Does someone have news about RufusDufus ?
    I have all the stuf for this project except the controller board.
    Hope is well.

    If someone is interested i designed a plate to fix the rotary switch on the bottom of the motor i can give the 3d print file.
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    This one's ready too :) Hope RufusDufus will find some time but I'll see, not in a hurry here and can always sell this fully functional wheel I guess and build another one if needed later.

    [​IMG]
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    Dear Rufus Dufus, I received your reply.
    Please see your MP for my answer.
    Best regards.
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    Is there any news on this topic ?