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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Simodd - 6 September

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fifas, 6 Sep 2012.

  1. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    AWESOME build mate, I soooo need to get building my sim and I like the mods you done to your G25, my gearstick is getting slack so I need to strip it down and sort it :)
     
  2. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks mate! :thumb:

    One more update :D

    Today I'm working on this:


    But It isn't working as I planned :blush:

    The serial communication isn't working that well, so the program in the video it's only a simulation.

    Also, the 7-segment display needs to be changed. I bought a Common Cathode one and the store send me a Common Anode. Only noticed when turn the board and the display went on holidays :D
     
  3. XNine

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    Good lordy! Keep it up, this is fantastic!
     
  4. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks mate! ;)
     
  5. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    One more update!

    Changed the 7 segment to the correct one, a little programming, and the board is working! :)

    Did a quick video with my phone:




    More news soon :)

    What do you think? :thumb:
     
  6. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    fifas the keys to start the car m8! so i can take it for a good thrash:thumb:
     
  7. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Oh...I think i get it now :blush: :thumb:
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nice addition. :D:clap:
     
  9. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks mate! :)

    I'm designing a little case for the board now, and started the handbrake project :p pictures soon :)
     
  10. kinghong1970

    kinghong1970 Just a Clumsy Ape

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    very nice build...
    i want to make one for my man cave...

    as for the mdf.. yea mdf + water kinda sux... there is sealed mdf that will soak up less liquid... for your future builds.
     
  11. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks man :thumb:

    the new "base" was made using a "water resistant" MDF, that I really don't know the name :blush: But I really hope I don't need to test if it really is water resistant :D
     
  12. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Hey guys!

    So, yesterday i did some progress in the "extras" :thumb:

    Found this little box, and that gave me an idea :idea:...So started drilling

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    And a little more dremmel work :dremel:
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    Glued a switch in the inside with some PVC (This is only a prototype, so I didn't work in small details)
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    The found this cable management tube...Perfect
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    Cutted and drilled, and started assembling
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    ..put some tape in it, just for the bling :D and boom. my new handbrake :D
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    It's connected to an old gamepad board. I will make a nice PCB for it, and remove that cable coming from the inside
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    What do you guys think?:blush:
     
  13. Sissilisko

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    it's still a bit rough looking but i believe in you that it will look great! :p
    one thing is bothering me, will it be strong enough if like you're friend or somebody will use force when using it like in real car?
     
  14. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Yes, this is not that good looking, but it's a "prototype"...

    It can take some force, but I will make it even stronger in a new version.

    Just one thing, this will be a "Rally Style" handbrake, next to the gearbox, not on the side of the seat :)
     
  15. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Sorry for the lack of updates guys. Just a quick update.

    I painted my "Handbrake Prototype"
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    And placed it
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    Tomorrow will likely post some final pics of the build. I want to make some new stuff, and update the hardware, but that will take some time, so I'm finishing here the project. Maybe later, when I get a job I'll make some updates.

    Thank you all for all the support! Thank you all for the MOTM nomination. I would not have done it without your support! :thumb:
     
  16. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Here are some final shots of the complete build. Hope you like it! ;)

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    Only noticed the plexi off it's place in the photos :p Sorry
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    One more time, thank you all for your support! Really appreciate it! :thumb:
     
  17. Fifas

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