Sam’s NASCAR simulator

Craft & Design

Skip to 50 seconds in the video and check out the homemade NASCAR simulator and then a homemade flight sim!… The maker writes…

“built from pvc pipe ,junk, spare parts, engineering findings and driven by 4 modified industrial vacum cleaner motors. off a 12 volt car battery. it will run any game made, as it’s really just a sit-in force feedback motorized joystick….”

The maker also sent in…

*The flight Sim Project:*
You ever have a dream that just once, you could really make something crazy– something completely unrealistic, something that would be really COOL?

My dream, and as dreams tend to rub off on people, the dream of the group of guys our Girlfriends and wives call “The Lost Boys”.  we get together during weekends , bring our computers hook up to the LAN and play computer games, browse the internet, or whatever suits us, and between rounds of running in an online “Nascar 3” race (a racing game that can be played over the internet) I was browsing web pages, under Driving simulators.

This search led me to some obvious places, a page to Star tours, to a company that make those devices, to the simulators at NASA and Whitesands naval air base, and I came across a tiny reference to acesim,a home built flight motion cockpit.  I’m thinking to my self, self, that’s pretty cool, I should build one of these…. I showed it to Jerry Storvik, who is a ex-rececar driver and owner of a Dental Vacuum suction manufacturing company, and he decided that is was indeed, really cool, and that it really needed to be fully enclosed, and bigger, and stronger, and be able to rotate in any direction, and motorized… etc…..

Thus our sim was conceived,  the following links take you to the various days we spent building the device, and doing testing and adjustments to it.. anyway, its a very cool thing, if I do say so myself.

Oh, Sam makes pottery too.

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