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Home Made Pedals.

Postby Racerr87 » Thu 27. Jun 2013, 21:30

I made this post because a member of the forum asked me to share my home made pedals.

First of i must say the design isn't mine i came across this article:

http://www.virtualr.net/guest-article-c ... dal-review

Because i really like the design. But the price is too high for my budget, so i decided to build them myself which i also enjoyed allot :D.

The pictures (phone quality sorry :? )

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The load cell is coming from Ebay i believe it was 50kg.
The inteface board is coming from leobodnar http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=183

If someone need more information i will try to answer.
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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby RacingMat » Thu 27. Jun 2013, 21:56

waouh ! you did a very nice job :!:
I'd like to achieve such a good looking result ! (the member who asked is jealous ! ;-))

- Could you tell us what has been the total cost ?

- Did you re-use some parts or you started from raw materials ?
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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby Racerr87 » Thu 27. Jun 2013, 22:22

The price is about 150 euro.

Ive reused the spring for the brake, the rest is raw material.
The pots are re used from an salvage aircraft :p. And i had the servo arms laying around.

I do like your idea for a hydraulic brake. Its even more realistic, i wanted to use some kind of rubbers for the feel of the brake but i couldn't find them so i used the spring.

Just take your time to make the best result that you want to achieve :D .
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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby ferslash » Fri 28. Jun 2013, 19:20

man i have working in something similar (not as preatty) but i have got some problems finding a way to connect the potentiometers to the pedals, i saw that you have used a nice plastic part... what is it? and where did you get it?

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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby Racerr87 » Sat 29. Jun 2013, 17:40

ferslash wrote:man i have working in something similar (not as preatty) but i have got some problems finding a way to connect the potentiometers to the pedals, i saw that you have used a nice plastic part... what is it? and where did you get it?

best regards

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They are just servo arms, they didn't fit properly because the hole in them was of 2 different sizes. So i drilled them out and machined a round Teflon bushing and put them in with a tight fit. And added a screw in them to secure them om the pot meters 8-) . The Teflon is also used for the "slinding member" of the rods on all 3 pedals.

Just a link of servo arms:

http://www.servocity.com/html/super-dut ... horns.html

ps. Will try to make a close up picture for you :D .
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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby Racerr87 » Mon 1. Jul 2013, 11:58

Here are the close ups of the pot attachments:

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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby ferslash » Mon 1. Jul 2013, 19:07

Man thanx a lot for the pics... if you dont mind, i will just copy your solution :D:D:D:D

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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby whaleman » Thu 28. Nov 2013, 17:03

Very impressive craftmanship indeed, looks almost like factory build although that cover sticker on the aluminium plate reveals the truth ;)
Just kidding, and a nice idea of using servo linkage with pots! Btw, how does that load cell work when pushed to the opposite direction, does it give the same output as pushed to "normal" direction or negative output? In other words, can a load cell be used for example for steering outputs left/right?

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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby dennisnojack » Fri 14. Feb 2014, 14:44

Congrats to your pedals. Great solution. Thumbs up.
How do they feel?

The only detail i can't see in your images is, how the loadcell get activated? Or am i blind?
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Re: Home Made Pedals.

Postby razzta » Wed 5. Oct 2016, 20:52

Great craftmanship! Really impressed. I am thinking in something similar and in this price range ton replace my g25. Could someone tell me how much would increase the cost if you would use fibro for brake + load cell for brake?
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