Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Robot Arm Turned Into F1 Ferrari Simulator

Robot Arm F1 Simulator
Via: Hackedgadgets

This is a very complicated hack, looking into simulating the extreme acceleration of an F1 car. Looks like the ULTIMATE video game console to me!

My cousin was designing his own motion sim but somehow I dont think a KUKA robot arm would fit in his budget (or his garage). But I do think this one has the heave axis covered. :)


  1. Believe it or not, this is still on my shortlist (building a sim). I got hold of a copy of a program called SolidWorks that i'm going to use to do a little prototyping with.

    For now I've kinda decided that linear mechanical actuators are the way to go for now to keep costs and maintenance down.

    First step will be to build a cockpit of sorts that will be fun to use just stationary, but built in such a way that it has hardpoints with which to attach it to a motion platform.

  2. Wow sweet!..

    Lemme know if I can help. I know I'm all the way down here but I've got a table saw and a drill press. Maybe there's something I can do.. :P