Hobby Projects

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DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 4 – Rig, monitor stand, accessories[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 3 – Building the actuators[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (with video!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllers (download links)Read more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 2 – Electronics, motors, wiring and testing[…]

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List

DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List

DIY Motion Simulator Part 1 – Project overview – What is it and what is it so much fun? 😉 Introduction, what is this about? Showcase of the completed project (video coming soon!) The “SFX-100” project Bill of materials and cost breakdown 3D printed parts Competitive landscape and price comparison Manuals for motors and controllersRead more about DIY Motion Simulator – Part 1 – Intro, Photos, Shopping List[…]

2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation

2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation

Many cars come with built-in cameras. Most commonly a rear camera, enabled when you put your car in reverse. Front-facing cameras are more of a rarity (can be found on some exotics, to assist with parking with low ground-clearance), with 360 degree cameras being the newest fashion. All of them help in positioning the car when maneuvering,Read more about 2018 Mazda CX-5 – front and back dashcam installation[…]

[WiP] Offroad Racer (Unity)

[WiP] Offroad Racer (Unity)

[WiP – Work in Progress] More details coming soon 🙂   What’s this game about? Offroad point-to-point racing game, with destructible elements of environment. Fine-tuned car physics, animated suspension parts, simulating anti-roll bar, traction dependent on surface type/ratio (i.e. mix of sand and grass), flexible waypoint system, caching of trees (impostors, enabling/disabling physics for betterRead more about [WiP] Offroad Racer (Unity)[…]

OBD-II Car lights

OBD-II Car lights

I wanted to try something new – pull the data from car, and see what cool things can be done with it. The design for this project was inspired by TV show Knight Rider, with more modes, reading data directly from the car (through OBD-II port). Built in multiple modes: pre-defined animations, animations dependent onRead more about OBD-II Car lights[…]