Author Topic: Finnmotion pedals  (Read 11985 times)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #75 on: June 09, 2007, 01:32:53 pm »
Since im gonna change the wheel of my DFP (i gotta find some nice realcar wheel that is bit bigger than original, very light and usable for mounting some buttons on).. means i cant use the poor stick shifter in the dfp anymore..
so i gotta more seriously start building a shifter since cant find a decent one in the whole goddamn europe.
Im gonna make this sequential at first, using the mechanics of my old momo force.. electronics from a gamepad..
so i can add some extra buttons too.. gotta visit electronics shop on monday, unless i find something usable
from home, highly possible i will. :)
mount to the table attached.. might put another right next to this mount just to make it rock solid.
(decided to use old PSU as a base.. the mount is from my old wheel..)




[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2007, 08:56:03 am »
Hmm the momo seq shifter electronics combined to gamepad is a nogo.. momo shifter uses for some reason a system that is sorta: A on/off/B on.. where it would need to be 2 separate switces on/off and on/off...
bleh.. i have some buttons free in the Finnmotion USB box, i made little testing and i managed to at least figure out
how to connect 6 buttons, it has 32 but i saw some sparkles and windows popped a window that my device is not properly connected so i had to quit my experimenting a tad early :) (they still work though)
hmmm.. sooo i got 6 buttons i can use without adding any extra devices.. I could ask the info how to connect
from team finnmotion actually, so i would get all 32, most likely they will give me the info i need.. then i can make a shifter and button box using finnmotion device.. hell even the buttons on the new wheel if i experience
issues with dfp electronics.

Marcus

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2007, 09:01:15 am »
Good luck my friend.  You are braver than me. ;)  I'm scared to death of opening my expensive electronics!

Thanks for the update.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2007, 09:43:30 am »
well i have a huge problem of not being able to work on metal big time, only some smaller stuff like cutting thin aluminum for example. ill figure out something.. i might go looking out tomorrow some scrap yards and "bug" markets to find something usefull.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2007, 02:43:17 pm »
I know now how to connect the buttons to the USB box!  :excited:
means i got 32 buttons to use in whatever i wish!  :excited:
Damn electronics shop is closed for today, i wanted to visit there and buy
me some buttons to make a button box/panel. grrr i gotta wait for tomorrow.

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2007, 03:17:45 pm »
I know now how to connect the buttons to the USB box!  :excited:
means i got 32 buttons to use in whatever i wish!  :excited:
Damn electronics shop is closed for today, i wanted to visit there and buy
me some buttons to make a button box/panel. grrr i gotta wait for tomorrow.


Mate, go check the kitchen.. there's all manner of appliances there with buttons galore for you to cannibalise.
Sure Wifey will be a bit upset at first, but she'll get over it, and you'll have a nice new control centre... Food blender switch for the electric windows, microwave timer for the brake bias, rolling pin for pit crew training... you know it makes sense :)

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Finnmotion pedals
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2007, 03:37:46 pm »
Mate, go check the kitchen.. there's all manner of appliances there with buttons galore for you to cannibalise.
Sure Wifey will be a bit upset at first, but she'll get over it, and you'll have a nice new control centre... Food blender switch for the electric windows, microwave timer for the brake bias, rolling pin for pit crew training... you know it makes sense :)



haha already took my time to find unusable devices to take apart.. :)
Ill visit the electronic shop in the morning.. it will cost me 10 euros to get 20 buttons and
a box for them.. so pretty cheap i must say.. i can make the connector to the usb box from
an old IDE cable, then i can include the more detailed wiring inside the "button box".  :biggrin: