I've got request from my client to build a motion simulator of car racing game. To be honest I never build even learn about motion simulator. Collect a lot of information from google and youtube as references to learn.
Basically we can get 3D Motion Data from almost racing simulator games. I join the XSimulator.net community to get a lot of useful information and tutorial about Motion Simulator.
I use 2 PCs for this project. One as Gaming PC with high-specs and One as Game Controller that connect to Genuino101 via USB.
Both PC connected via Crossed Ethernet Cable.
Gaming PC Specs: Intel i7-6700 3.4GHz, 32GB DDR4, SSD 250GB, GTX1070 Video card, ASUS H170 Pro Gaming Motherboard.
Game Controller PC Specs: Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p Mini PC, Intel i5-2.9GHz, 8GB DDR3, SSD250GB
I start from design sketch, then make a scaled model using 3D printing for learning the mechanism works and test the code and interconnection data from 2 pc.
Continue drawing in 3D CAD to get detail size/dimension of metal parts.
Then start prepare the construction and build using MIG / CO Welding.
I use Wiper Motor for Mercedes Benz 300E car as the actuator for motion simulator.
And for driver, I use 43A BTS7960 DC Motor Driver and 30A 12V Switching Power Supply.
For Gaming Gear, I use Thrustmaster T500RS Steering Wheel and Pedals + Gear Shift.
For Sound System, I use Razer Leviathan 5.1 Surround Sound Bar Dolby Speaker.
The subwoofer placed on rig-base under the seat.
I use 3 Samsung Curve 24" Monitor driven by GTX1070 multi display Video Adapter.
For game itself I choose Asseta Corsa and Project Cars.
This project developed in two months.