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Still unsure of a seat mover or going full rig?

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Tags..(VR), Jul 7, 2018.

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anyone dealing with a wooden rig ready for 6 DOF? what was your thoughts and ideas?

  1. Can this wooden rig have 6 or 4 DOF?

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  2. Should this just be a seat mover with G-SEAT?

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    Ive gone as far as i think i can with a static build and ready for motion.
    ive a wooden rig made from 2x4 and plywood. got the vr and ready for more. i have my rig decked out so its pretty heavy . just picked up a couple of wipers motors from a auto yard . there 12volt and kind small . i think i can go a full rig movement.think the delay would kill me not to mention the over heating that might occur.
    maybe just a seat mover with 2 dof , just wondering how noticeable the seat moving and not the wheel or pedals? anyone else go through this? and what was the first reaction? my rig 1.JPG my rig 1.JPG 12 port usb hub 2.0.JPG my rig 1.JPG 12 port usb hub 2.0.JPG arduino with l298n dual h for pedal shakers.JPG my rig 1.JPG 12 port usb hub 2.0.JPG arduino with l298n dual h for pedal shakers.JPG truck wiper motors.JPG

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    I would start 2dof but you can get away with wiper motors for 6dof I was inspired by merchan2525 youtube clip and had surprising success building one
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    Awesome . i have the two wiper motors and have been chatting with others that have bought the name brand seat shakers . i suppose that i can always mod it more to try new things.
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    I guess my biggest concern is losing parts from being knocked off. i will have to lighten the load which shouldn't be much of an issue.
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    Thank you for that, ive been doing some research on the way to go 6 dof 3 or 2 dof and.... think i will start with a seat mover and work up from there.
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    Got the two motors on the test bed and not sure what the way i want to connect the potentiometers to the motors yet. still thinking of the next , ordered Alloet Dual VNH2SP30 Stepper Motor Driver Module Monster Moto Shield Replace L298N ,
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    uxcell 12mm Hole Dia Female Thread Connector Rod End Joint Bearing 2 Pcs from amazon today. thinking of the next step for the software of the arduino. any ideas?

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    yup i just orderd the uno and moto monsters . its going to be a few days before they get here so i have some time to look for that software, thanks
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    Thanks buddy, Ive downloaded the .io file and i will be going over the page soon , i still haven't gotten the sim tools yet. , i applied for the builders free version and maybe soon. i just spent a crapton on amazon for some of the things to get this rig moving. i still have to get a drive shaft from a junk yard but that is going to have to wait until next week. the amazon is a free shipping but i think its 6 to 8 days before i can receive it. ive also picked up some extra fans and another arduino and adding a wind sim on on the rig. and still ironing out the pedal shakers that im using with simhub. it seems that a league is starting on simpit with pc2 and looking forward to get racing. what about you? any racer favorites?
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    Think lower is better for stability just not so low the pedals hit the floor
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    pedals are separate for now, just the seat and shifter.i wont be making the seat sway to much just surge and aft.
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    over came the issue with the earth ground with the motor with an external fuse box and maybe a ground bar under the rig.
    we'll see . dont think theres going to be an issue with a wooden frame anyway but.....maybe put a ground wire on the outside of the motor anyway for safe keeping? not sure.