I just wanted to say that I've been following this forum for about a month now and have become completely inspired by "all" of the friendly, and incredibly talented people from around the globe that are members of this community. So inspired in fact that I have ordered a set of boards from Thanos and also started sourcing components with the incredibly kind help from Stevant. I have been wanting to build one probably for the last 15 years and I am so glad that you all were so generous and helpful to one another, that I feel completely confident now in building my own. So as such, I will be posting my progress here for anyone that may be interested in how things are progressing. Hopefully in my posts during the construction and from documenting all of my trial and error, my efforts may inspire someone else to be creative.
I will be using my platform for iRacing, Prepar3D, and X-Plane as well as a development tool for the Oculus Rift. I'm an EE, developer, and mad scientist with a water cooled welding rig, scope, and space to add more circuit breakers to my panel!
Thank you all, and especially Stevant and Thanos for their valuable time and kind support!
Hi flash, I am afraid we have to wait a while for this technology to be ready. My experience with DK2 was a little frustrating because of the poor resolution. (Having my eyes one inch from the panel, with magnification, I could notice not only the pixels, but three different colors inside the pixels.) I am sure in the future this will be the best car simulation experience, but until it becomes 4 or 6K I would forget about it.
Hi Hexpod, Well that's not to say I won't have 3 monitors on the platform as well. For the Oculus, I already own a couple pair and honestly I think it depends on the person using them. For me, while I would love to see 4K images and pixelated as it may be, the immersion is certainly there and iRacing has been a blast so far. I'm running GTX980's with a i7 5820 6 core CPU overclocked at 4.7Ghz, so having a total jutter free and fluid experience in iRacing and prepar3d somewhat makes up for the pixilated display. It's awesome to be able to look over your shoulder while you're racing and looking into the apex of every turn!
Do you have iRacing installed on an SSD? I would highly recommended that to eliminate latency of loading environmental data while tracking.
If it's an Nvidia GPU try setting the control panel slider to performance rather than quality and set your frame rates to unlimited under iRacing options. You can also try VSync and see if this goes away.
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