Introduction: Collapsible Gaming Cockpit


I wanted a racing cockpit but didn't have the space. I searched the internet and couldn't find any cheap collapsible gaming cockpits besides the wheelstand pro, so I decided to build my own.

Pros:
This cockpit can be opened and closed within moments
Collapses to only 10cm high (easily fits under my bed or in a cupboard)
Very lightweight and very sturdy (pedals or wheels don't move a bit and there is no distortion to the frame during even the roughest race)

Cons:
Have to detach wheel and pedals when storing the cockpit


I will gladly answer any questions and post an instructable if there are any requests.
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Comments

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Neilly (author)2016-11-10

Hi I know this instructable is 6 years old now but if anyone sees this comment and knows the answer, what type of screw or bolt do you use to make the joints pivot so that you can fold it? Thanks

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littlechappy (author)2016-03-16

what size screws did you use

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pholocity made it! (author)2016-01-25

Built mine this weekend. Spent close to $60 on wood (poplar) and stainless steel hardware. This is a VERY solid design, even when playing Project Cars which has a high degree of FFB the rig is very stable. Now I need a proper bucket seat as the office chair at its lowest height setting isn't low enough

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pholocity (author)2016-01-19

This is perfect, there's a guy from the UK that was selling something similar to this but he routed a groove through the supporting leg so that you can undo the wing nut and fold it up. This will be done this weekend thank you!

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AndreasM19 (author)2015-11-30

I made it and I love it! Made it 10cm wider and in 22mm material instead of 19mm but otherwise pretty much like the OP.

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cwyamz made it! (author)2015-10-21

I did make it, but not exactly like the OP's. I did use many of the features from his.

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cwyamz (author)2015-10-20

I am going to give this a shot. Great plans and details.

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Nurburgring (author)2014-05-05

here is mine. Still drawing the plans...

http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/the-invisible-cockpit.281905/

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agüven (author)2013-05-27

I finally found what i am searching for. But i have g27 so I want a collapsible part for shifter and it should be lower than wheel for being more realistic. Can you give me an advice ??

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zyh12398 (author)2012-12-02

cool

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meff1091 (author)2012-04-30

great, simply great!!!

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blukkie (author)2012-03-24

Just made this yesterday in an hour or two and I love it!

Clean and simple design, stored under the couch it makes the misses happy ;)

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eyefail (author)blukkie2012-03-25

Thanks mate, Glad you like it :)

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marora2 (author)2011-08-24

it is great u r so intellegent

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alexandrelandim (author)2011-06-24

Nice cockpit! Ugly, simple to do, and simple to use, hehehehe. It does it´s function.
Would you please send the wood you used and the dimensions?

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eyefail (author)alexandrelandim2011-06-24

Thanks mate,

The timber is just slats of pine (19mm X 42mm)
The main frame is 1200mm X 540mm but most of the measurements will need to changed to accomodate you.
If you click on the litte i on the second last and last images you can view the original image fileto see all the dimensions i've used.

Good luck building and feel free to ask anymore questions.

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siafulinux (author)2011-03-16

Brilliant!

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eyefail (author)siafulinux2011-03-17

Thanks

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spire_mk (author)2010-12-29

Ok, this is awesome! I will definitely embark on making this over the next couple days. Looks fairly self-explanatory, however measurements would rule. Looks like a bunch of 1x2"s and 1x4" were used. However, width, wheel height, and additional foot pedal details would great.

Photos are fine, you can email me if you wish.

Thanks and nice work.
-Michael

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eyefail (author)spire_mk2010-12-30

Thanks you for the comment. I have added two pictures that explain most things. They may be a little hard to read so just click on the pics and click on the link underneath to view original size.

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spire_mk (author)eyefail2010-12-30

That's great. Thanks for the additional details.

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