I figured I would post pics of my platform as I progress. First and foremost, I'd like to thank Thanos for all his input and advice, for without I would not have known where to start. His blog has a host of information from which you can move forward with your own build. Looking forward to his continued support. I also want to thank Fabi for his pics that were posted on the blog. The dimensions on my platform were taken from the ones he provided. His platform has excellent movement. I'm a cabinet maker by trade so using wood was my first choice. I used 13 ply Baltic Plywood which is extremely straight and strong. I was visiting an amusement park and was studying the wooden rollercoaster designs which inspired me. Steel of course is an excellent choice but since I'm not a welder and don't have the tools to cut steel, the wood is a great option that when tied together and supported to each other, as you can see in my pics, results in absolutely no movement in the structure. It's rock solid. I'm just waiting on my motors, ball joints, shaft reducer for the positioner and the arms for the gearboxes.
I put my inverter cabinet in an upright position as stated in the manual with the requested spacing in between to avoid excess heat that will be generated. They also recommend a closed cabinet to keep dust and debris out of the inverters. Longevity is important since they are one of the larger costs for the project.
Let me know what you think so far. I'll post more for those interested and as I progress.
I just finished my upper platform template. I'll use this when it comes time to test the platforms movement. I'm going to have this made of steel once I'm ready to mount my chair and console. Once again I used Fabi's dimensions to coordinate with the rest of the platforms dimensions. Can't do anything else until my ball joints come in so I can make the rods to connect the two platforms. Motors should be delivered by 9/9. Nothing to do but wait. My electrician is coming by next week to run power to the six inverters. That was one expense I did not think about but it has to be right.
I just mounted my position sensors to the bracket. I am waiting for the adaptor for the 1 1/8 motor shaft to the 6mm position sensor. The machine shop should have them ready this week. They are being fabricated from aluminum with set screws for both shafts. I'm going to be using 22/3 AWG wire for the sensors. Should be more than adequate to carry the low voltage required. Any feedback to the contrary would be appreciated. I want to make sure it's adequate.
Here are a few more pics. Thanks for the compliment riton.
I'm still waiting for the motors to come in along with my shaft reducers for the sensors. Here are a few pics of the wiring. I'm trying to run it all nice and neat. I also took a close up of the laminated plywood to show the density and layers.
The lower platform will remain wood and the upper platform will be made of steel. The wire there in the photos is for the motors from the inverters. It's 12/4 SOOW. I am using 22/3 Shielded Audio cable for the position sensors.
I wired up the motor side of the inverters, still waiting for the motors. The electrician came by today to see what will be needed to power up the inverters. We are going to run 6, 20amp circuits, one for each inverter. One step closer..........
Ok.......motors are mounted and the wiring is hooked up! I also started wiring the sensors but I'm still waiting for the adaptors before I finalize and route the wires. I attached a few photos. Still waiting for my brake resistors and my 24v power supply. Looking forward to getting it all together to start testing.
I'm putting a panel over the interior center of the platform for aesthetics. It will be triangular in shape to cover a lot of the flooring and wiring. Just trying to make it look clean and neat. I'll complete once I run the wires for the sensors.
dureiken: Hi there, it's really quiet here someone could help me for my 6 dof project ? thanks a lot
Aug 8, 2017 15:34:46 GMT
tronicgr: dureiken Hi, Open a thread and I'll try my best to help. A little busy with Kickstarter details at the moment but I'll see what I can do.
Aug 12, 2017 11:57:42 GMT
dureiken74: I just did it
Aug 27, 2017 11:59:06 GMT
fimmy: How's the firmware going?
Sept 6, 2017 8:34:43 GMT
tronicgr: @fimmy I had to put it on hold to finalize the manufacturing of the new kickstarter controllers. I tested parts of it to ensure compliance with the new features and looks good so far. I'll get back to it soon for integration.
Sept 9, 2017 12:52:35 GMT
Theuns: Very nice design.I'm also busy with mine and changing it also to Linear Actuators with 220v Servo motors.I'm waiting for my new controllers from Thanos. If I may ask Do you have any Sketchup files of your design and willing to share it I Thanks Theuns
Sept 14, 2017 22:45:09 GMT
atayeu: Hey everyone! I'm reading up and gathering all of the intel I can find for my first motion platform. this is by far best information for creating one.
Oct 14, 2017 7:25:57 GMT
tmcnam: I must be crazy but I still can't find the blueprints to the platform by GA-Dawg. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
Mar 10, 2019 21:31:57 GMT
Trip Rodriguez: Sorry tmcnam, the shoutbox doesn't get much attention. Did you find the blueprints? They are at the VERY bottom of the extremely long first post. It says "attachments: 6DOF.zip
May 4, 2019 19:13:25 GMT
zivby: How much weight this setup can carry?
May 19, 2019 11:57:16 GMT