Introduction: R-Pod MkII DIY Racing Sim Rig
A DIY racing sim rig requiring some significant time commitment to complete. Intermediate woodworking skill required.
List of materials:
- Wood Strips
- Backing board
- Screws / Bolts
- Seat runners
- Rubber sheet
- Blackboard vinyl
- Cabling (power strip / USB + hub / DVI / Displayport / speaker)
- Aluminium plate, strips, edging
- Leather material
- T molding
- Paint and Varnish
- Desk grommet
- Accessories (tow hook / extinguisher / badge)
- Glues (wood / epoxy / contact)
- Shelf supports
- Wire Switches Connectors
- Power drill / driver
- Foam roller
Full build log:
Step 1: Make the Seat Base.
Seat base covered in automotive carpet. Made from MDF with T molding applied to inner edges.
Step 2: Fabricate the Base.
Frame made from wood strips and 18mm MDF sheet.
Step 3: Build the Side Pod for the Shifter.
Fabricated from MDF with an angled shapes and mesh / rubber sheet / acrylic inlays, largely for aesthetics.
Step 4: Adjustable Pedal Mount
Angled pedal mount for the pedals sitting on seat runners for adjustability.
Step 5: Seat Base Side Panel
MDF paneling with windows for artwork and mesh.
Step 6: Front Sections.
Shaped front pieces with sufficient space for pedals and feet!
Step 7: Wheel Stem
MDF sheet with metal shelf supports underneath for added stability.
Step 8: Side Pieces to Add to the Front Section.
Windowed MDF panels with mesh, ruibbed rubber sheet and aluminium bar inserts.
Step 9: Dashboard Top.
Shaped dash upholstered with leather material.
Step 10: Monitor Hood.
Monitor hood with Aluminium trim.
Step 11: Dashboard
Dash fitted with real carbon fibre, buttons dials and switches.
Step 12: Accessories
A few fun bits including a real fire extinguisher, LED lighting, tow hook and custom badge.