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Showroom WowaDriver's 2DOF Wiper/Arduino/H-bridge Rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by WowaDriver, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Hi guys,

    its time to show you my Rig. I decide to do this before i will to disassemble the whole rig, to build a new one. Actually i have to say, this status was v2.0. It begin with a normal static rig and ends with the first test and impressions of a 2DOF Motion Rig.
    I also modified my G27 with an formula Momo Wheel and insert a SLI Pro Dash display by LEO Bodnar. Furthermore a brake mod with a metallic cylinder was integrated for stronger brake mode.

    I have shown my rig on many other forums, and the people find the design useful for their own plans, so i think it would be good to show you guys here the old picture, before to build a new one. All of the modifications i done, was all handmade by myself, also the momo wheel too.

    The main point a decide to rebuild the rig is, to have a the screens for ever at the rig for a better FOV. The second point, i would have the trationloss upgrade. Moreover i decide to upgrade the motors and change the interfaces to pololus jrk's for better and faster movement! For more informations, see my topic in the motors and controllers section.

    Ok enough of the texts... i think pictures tell us more than 1000 words...


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    my workplace for that time... theretime i was living by my parents...

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    Know came the wheel plate with the SLI Pro mount:

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    Now came the final shots of the Stage 1 process, that was in the year 2013...

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    Theretimes i was my little baby that i pulled every time in front of my 46" TV for racing...

    After i found the motion section in diffentent forums like these ones, i decide to upgrade my baby
    with wiper motion for the first movements in form of a 2DOF system.

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    10 kOhm linear mechanical pots with 270° pot angle and a mechanical stop:

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    Now this is a pic from last year about this time... my workplace at my own study home :D
    I can say, yes i had some hurts on y knees ...

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    And now some picture of the last modification and motion update till last month. Actually the rig
    is not exist like at the picture, it is only the frame and the seat here. The motors and the Motion
    Control Box i will store for a mini motion seat for my little brother or i will sell them... i don't know...
    If someone is interested in their please contact me...

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    Yes that is it, that was my rig since 2012 till last month. Hope you guys enjoy it and leave some comment
    about you like, or dislike my rig or especially one of my modifications...

    Hope i can get in future for the next sim the support i get right now.

    Thanks a lot for this great community support, for simtools and for the possibility to build our own
    DIY Simulators, which can shown also with the commercial ones at the same level!!
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  3. Daguru

    Daguru Rally drivers do it in the Dirt

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    Love it nice work very high standard :thumbs
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    You have done a great job on the peripherals and dash. Out of curiosity what do you map the various switches to and in what games?
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  5. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Games i play are iRacing, AC and pCars. The switches you mean the 3 under the dash on the wheel right? The red one is only a hardware unblocking for the green push buttons. At that time i played with my mate a lot nfs shift and there you have the option to use NOS like in Fast'n'Furious ... see it like a child dream :D... The black ones at the wheel i did understand the possiblity of the leo sli pro dash wrong... thought it can handle switches like that... and the green and yellow ones at the button box are unblocker and blocker for the 2 pots of the g27 shifter... if i block the pot the h-shifter doesn't work and i unblock the 2 buttons i inserted there to have an sq. shifter. They only block and unblock the GND... For the sq. shifter you can see at the pictures the mechanism
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    Holy sh*t! What a beautiful build!

    Amazing construction. Great photos of all the work put in! Tons of detail! Very very impressed. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    Bravo @WowaDriver!
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  7. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Thanks for the lovely words, i'm happy that you enjoy my build! Mayby i have to say i'am a perfectionist ... don't know if it calls in english by the same way ... :D... Love the details!

    But what i learned at this build is to design and engineere your project so, that you can later redesign and mange modification on an easier way. The last time i thought i build my rig for good and all, without the option to change something in the future. Thats my fault ...
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  8. Gabriel Vuelma Romanzini

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    Perfect how you construct every single detail of the simulator, when I first saw I thought that would be like the others that make some bad things...
    There are few that take care of all details like you... (I love that carbon adhesive)

    If in the future you will do more, I will be here, seeing your photos and your steps!
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    Your build is an inspiration. Fantastic work to make it all yourself.
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  10. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    At the moment i'm only planning and engineering the whole new sim in the CAD. What i didn't done before. The first sim was build only by looking at other sims pictures...
    If i thought it was good then build it... but now i will make a more professinal one... will be happy if you guys have any ideas to share with me. But first i have to decide which motor
    to use... 60:1 at 80 rpm or the 25:1 at 150 rpm (look at my other tpoic) ...

    And again thanks for all the nice compliments!

    For the future and the next sim... should i open a new topic or put all the picture and so one here?
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    Wowa, if you need i work with SolidWorks, i can help you with the drawings... We can work together... I'm thinking about ideias and drawings to make a motion for me, i'm just taking care of all components...
    If you need some drawings just call me!
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    Wowa, can you send me the links of this motors? Could you send a video using the simulator, for us ?
    I'm planning something like your simulator!

    Thank You
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    Hello,
    thanks for sharing so many details about your rig. It looks very good. I like all the DIY work you've done for wheel, dashboard, buttonbox...
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  14. WowaDriver

    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    @Gabriel Vuelma Romanzini the motor i use in the old status of my sim are typical wiper motors from a vw golf for an example... Or do you mean the new ones i will buy? If yes you can look thru ebay, there is a canadian and a british seller, otherwise you can look by motioncontrol thats the uk seller or motiondynamics thats the austrailian one. If you want to buy the normal wiper motors, you should go to a car recycler... then you won't pay so much. New one you can get around 15-30€ i get my both for 5€...

    here is an short and old video. Please don't tell me, i know it is a wrong FOV setup and my distance to the wheel is to high. That are point why i will rebuild my sim! First one was to learn :)



    @tombo Tanks for your nice wors! Happy about you like me work!
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    @WowaDriver - That is some seriously impressive work! Echt deutsche Wertarbeit. :thumbs

    I guess you know that once you started building a sim, you will never be finished.:grin
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    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Tank you very much! Yes that the point i have problems in my relationship... :D my wife doesn't understand this ....
    But by the way you're absolutly right, a sim build won't be finished anytime ... :D

    @GIB SimRacing when i read some threads and saw your statements for me was interessting your profilpic... would see your sim,
    but can't find a topic of your shown sim? Will you show me 1-2 pics? :)
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    Sure, I sent you a PM. I don't want to clutter up your thread.:)
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    Hum, very good setup friend, I'm still thinking about doing a actuator or doing with wiper motor, maybe today I will buy the Wipers...

    Thank you, it helped a lot...

    You will rebuild it ? What are you planning ?
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    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Hi again @Gabriel Vuelma Romanzini my personal opinion is to start with wipers, if you didn't have any experiances with motion and especially with it builds itself for... Because you can realize ist for less than 150€ if you want and try it out to see you like it or not... That was in my case so! Now the main point to rebuild is, because i have build for my university a new simulator with 3 DOF and one for my mate, so i decided to have also the third axis! Furthermore i would have more powerful motors, because have many friends whos more than 95 kg and therefore i need bigger motors when they come to me and want to drive.... Than i don't have to say, sorry bro but you are to fat :D ...
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    The two reason to go for linear actuator is the speed and stroke, because I weight 60kg hahaha, my dad play sometimes and he weight about 75kg... I would like to make a 3DOF too....(Without Traction Loss)



    This would be the position of the actuators, not that stroke for sure... About 250-300mm of stroke, and a speed of 300mm/s...
    That is my goal, but i know i have a long road to get into it...

    Thank You :)
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    WowaDriver Waldemar Jost

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    Oh that not for me... just drive a sim like this in past... have to say these extremely movements are ok for flight sims but for me and especially for racing i think the wrong way ... but thats my opinion... To have the best racing experience you have to get fast but short and important directly movements!
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