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  1. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

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    This is just a rough sketch but I'm working around the idea of a desk that is more suited to Driving Games and immersive gaming.

    Have a look.

    [​IMG]

    Your feedback would be great :)
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    That's a pretty good idea. Will give u more relaxation. I'm liking it so far!!!
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    U gonna make it out of PVC pipe or something?
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    if u make one please take pic so i can dream that i play grid on that :roll:
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    Do u have something to hold the monitor? It might just slide and fall.
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    Yeah I am planning on using pipe of some sort but that might change too. Everything should be clamped or bolted in place including the monitor.

    [​IMG]
    Here's alittle different set up with the monitor closer and the keyboard on a tray or something..lol
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    If it turns out great will you be willing to build and sell them?
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    Hello
    Looks good
    Are you going to have Keyboard and mouse mounts on the sides that swivel in and out.
    Also they way you are seated you will be looking up and that is not a normal position you might want to make more flat
    and give thought to where you want your sounds speakers mounted
    and the Monitor should be a little higher then the Wheel as it looks like the wheel will get in the way of your view.

    Nice Concept and once it is done you will love it.
    Hitman
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    I would love to finally have a product people really want. It's a ways away..but yes.

    Have a look at the FOV and the relation between chair and desk...it's dead flat. I like to lean back when I drive and prop my feet up. Note the black circles on the desk...thise are additional locations to fit the crosspipe that supports the long pipes so the angle is completely adujustable to flat. The back of the pipe could also be raised on an adjustable foot.

    [​IMG]
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    There are 13 adjustable points

    [​IMG]
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    do you have any plans for were the computer box will go,, Looks great so far,, I would want one. driving games are my favorite. hope to see more soon CD
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    Yes I understand what you are showing and it looks right and all is good if you are confortable.
    But for me after racing for a hour or so or more even my neck would get tired and stiff and it would end up leaning back :lol:

    As I said looks good
    Hitman
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    Yeah I love driving.

    Well it's just a sketch and the reason I need to mock one up is to get the ergos right. I mean the stick figure guy in my picture probably isn't even proportioned correctly....thye onlyway I know to get it right is to build some cheap mock ups from MDF and make adjustments.

    Once I have a desk that will work with a regular office chair I can take off from there make some sort of support for a nice racing type seat...maybe even use the rails commonly used in cars so that a real car seat could be used...

    It's really about finding out what's feasible and comfortable.

    But since my own preferences are probably not the sameas everyone else I want to make it highly adjustable.
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    [​IMG]

    Here's a design with no wood in it lol

    Just pipe frame. It rests directlyon the floor. It's a bit shorter than the other design so might make better sense.

    Lot of damn fittings though which will make it outragously expensive.
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    With all that space and talent you got, why not just get an old junk car and convert it!
    You could cut it down to size, remove all the unnecessary stuff, and still have a realistic "car" even with a door/cab/dashboard etc!
    :toast:
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    Use a rubber surface so you don't have to clamp/screw the monitor/keyboard.
    Nice idea though, consider me subscribed :)
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    They sell stuff "like" that too, they're called PlaySeat. Though a good self build will obviously rock the hell out of any PlaySeat.
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    [​IMG]

    That's awesome. If I could weld that would be the way to go.

    See how the pedals, wheel assembly slide and lock...brilliant. Sturdy and simple. That helped immensely.

    Part of the design process for me is to wseed out all thebells and whistles and get right to the core of what it's about.

    I might have to purchase an Inert Gas Welding rig...
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    I once saw a guy who built a cockpit, he actually used a 2:nd hand "chair" from an old Viggen fighter plane.. It was awsome, until I saw a guy who built one with forcefeedback!
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    The one from that site looks home built, I think your design looks a lot better,, I've seen other ones similar to that setup,, I'm sure your going to reinvent the wheel on this project.
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    By the way CD, you just made the list of "Projects to do when I get space and time to work my way" a little longer :p
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    mock-ups, you sound like you are in an airborne unit.:laugh:
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    I think you might want a feet rest directly under the chair. Putting your legs up for extended amounts of time gets kinda old after a while.
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    Hello
    The second design looks much better and comfortable to me.

    If you don't mind what program/App are you using to make your design.

    I want to remake mine soon (When I have time) and doing it on the comp would be much better.

    Hitman

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