Collapsible Gaming Cockpit

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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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3 People Made This Project!

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19 Discussions

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DanielK419
DanielK419

2 years ago

Can anyone give me the height of the surface the wheel mounts? Measuring for my own comfort I need 29 inches tall, so would like to know ahead of time if I'll need to make adjustments

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Neilly
Neilly

4 years ago

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
littlechappy

4 years ago

what size screws did you use

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pholocity
pholocity

4 years ago

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
AndreasM19

4 years ago

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
cwyamz

5 years ago

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

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Nurburgring
Nurburgring

6 years ago on Introduction

here is mine. Still drawing the plans...

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

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agüven
agüven

7 years ago on Introduction

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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blukkie
blukkie

8 years ago on Introduction

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 ;)

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
eyefail

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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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spire_mk
spire_mk

9 years ago on Introduction

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
eyefail

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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
spire_mk

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

That's great. Thanks for the additional details.