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thomasjohansen
09-08-2015, 13:10
Hi,

Im about to build my own racingseat, I came a cross a cheap seat, so now I want to make a nice and cheap racing cockpit.

I want it to include following:
- the pedals should be lifted above the seat height, to get a more horisontal pose.
- must be adjustable.
- must be possbile to build in wood, mdf.
- must have wheels for easily moving arround.

I have made a, not so pretty, prototype to figure out where it all should be placed.

And then made these 3d drawings to figure out how it should work.


If anyone have any god ideas or solutions I have not come a cross, feel free to share, before I start cutting out the parts.

By the way, the gearstick, could be made as a attachable module on the side.

One of my worries is that will be har d to get out of.

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Rhime
09-08-2015, 15:00
Looks good, but that seat looks so uncomfortable and I think I could snap the back off under heavy braking..:)
You might want to make the back rest adjustable on the angle too.

Mahjik
09-08-2015, 21:25
Move to the Driver Network area as that's where the "rigs" discussions have been happening.

TrevorAustin
09-08-2015, 22:05
Agreed, don't get why it's curved? Looks like complication and added weakness.

thomasjohansen
10-08-2015, 13:36
I was going for a "Play seat f1 version" like this:

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But as a wood DIY version and without a center pole to the wheel.

here is my prototype setup to figure out where to put stuff. Not made to be pretty :-)
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TrevorAustin
10-08-2015, 14:14
I was going for a "Play seat f1 version" like this:

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But as a wood DIY version and without a center pole to the wheel.

here is my prototype setup to figure out where to put stuff. Not made to be pretty :-)
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But where would your monitor/screen go, looks like it would have to be about 8' in the air?

Personally I think that playseat looks awfully uncomfortable.

thomasjohansen
11-08-2015, 06:40
But where would your monitor/screen go, looks like it would have to be about 8' in the air?

Personally I think that playseat looks awfully uncomfortable.

It can be slided under my normal computer table, all the way to the wheel base.
I have to use my pc to other things than pc gaming, thats why it needs to have wheels and be movable.

Im thinking about making it slimmer, and I have already redrawn the wheel base holder to a more simple stand. can upload a picture tonight.

thomasjohansen
21-08-2015, 11:14
Im almost done... though first tests call for a few adjustments.

Even though I did make a "prototype" first to place everything correct, I still have to adjust, the seat height vs the wheel. Think there is room left too lower the seat a bit, like 5 cm or so.

As some suggested, I have made it possible to change the seat angle, if I ever wants to.

will upload some better pictures over the weekend.

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thomasjohansen
14-09-2015, 17:14
Im now done.

After alot of "tests", I finally took it apart and painted it. It was supposed to be black, but it ended up as a dark blueist grey. But I kinda like the color.

I also made a "floor" to the feets.


I ended up, only to have small turnable wheels in the front, so it was easier to move it away. I fits my desk perfectly in height, and when my new screen arrives, I will mount it, so it can be moved to the edge of the desk, to get it up close.

I have also taped my phone stand to the stearing wheel housing, to get a perfect lap time viewer right in front of me.

What I've learned, is that even if I tried to make it al kinds of adjustable and "fits all", then it will proberly only fit me (170cm) and other shorter than 180cm, but who cares its for me :-)

Here are some final pictures.
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Mr.Smoke
14-09-2015, 17:34
Looks great!! I dont think i could sit on an angle like that though.

thomasjohansen
14-09-2015, 21:16
maybe I just have a weird back.... but the seat's back is adjustable, i just like it that way.

Photonenbert
15-11-2015, 12:18
that looks very nice :)

Neil Bateman
15-11-2015, 13:24
For a DIY seat i think it looks fantastic.

thomasjohansen
19-12-2015, 14:41
thought I'll share some pictures of how I cut out the shapes.

I made some 1:1 2d shapes in a cad program (I can email the pdfs, just send me a private message), and printed them on multiple papers, placed them in correct orders on the mdf board, and taped them together.
Then it was easy to cut out each different part.

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thomasjohansen
16-10-2016, 19:29
Half a dozen have asked for the drawings, and now I have uploaded them to my website where you can download the pdfs etc.

visit it here: http://www.vgraphics.dk/diy-playseat-racingrig/

and feel free leave a comment

ProjectReen
20-10-2016, 07:24
i think the racing seat from speedmaster is really comfortable, looking great and the price is perfect.
and the new model of speedmaster looks much better than the old one. i think i will buy one for the christmas holidays :)

joseapetit
04-02-2018, 11:01
...I have also taped my phone stand to the stearing wheel housing, to get a perfect lap time viewer right in front of me...

Hi, thomasjohansen. Your racingseat is awesome, very nice work. What app do you use in your phone? How does it work? I wanna try, but I don't know anyone... Thank you!