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#4260620 - 05/16/16 06:44 AM Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat  
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Hi guys,

I'd like to show you how i play Elite. I made all the joystick mechanics and switch boards. There's a rudder, a throttle and an X/Y stick with loads of buttons and LEDs.

I'm currently working on a console with more buttons, and cowl with overhead switches to increase the immersion (2nd image)




#4260627 - 05/16/16 08:04 AM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Nice!

#4260667 - 05/16/16 11:14 AM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Sweet! Any chance of build photos? Especially regarding the switches, those look really cool!


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#4260721 - 05/16/16 02:33 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Thanks guys!

I've got my blog and a Elite thread over at frontier: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=171495

My blog is currently broken (images messed up) but if you click you get thr pictures: https://www.simplicate.info/tag/joystick/

#4261330 - 05/18/16 05:12 AM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Amazing work, love the style and simplicity of the your set up!


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#4261339 - 05/18/16 06:46 AM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: HitchHikingFlatlander]  
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Originally Posted By: HitchHikingFlatlander
Amazing work, love the style and simplicity of the your set up!

Thank you sir! I'm planning on adding more buttons and switches(because i can) but i lacked the panel space! Easy solution was to add more panels and that is what i'm working on now.

#4261445 - 05/18/16 03:35 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Excellent work!


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#4261473 - 05/18/16 04:56 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Did you build your own pedals!?

Nice....


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#4261499 - 05/18/16 05:52 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: shan2]  
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Originally Posted By: shan2
Did you build your own pedals!?

Nice....

Built my own pedals, joystick, throttle, switchboard, lighting, electronics, mechanics, display mount, the whole shenang. With a 3D printer, a lasercutter, and too much time on my hands. It started with making my own gimbal x/y stick, it quickly escalated to a full simpit.

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#4261554 - 05/18/16 09:40 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Seriously dude...you have some serious talent! I'd pay you handsomely to build something like that for me.


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#4261569 - 05/18/16 10:30 PM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Awesome! thumbsup


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#4261671 - 05/19/16 10:39 AM Re: Sharing my Elite Dangerous simpit/gameseat [Re: robv]  
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Stay in touch for more awesomenity when i put on the leather finish and backlit switch panels. wink


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