Does somebody want to make an instructable on a K'NEX steering wheel for the wii? I am not very good with K'NEX, I'll leave it at that. Thanks -Jawn
Topic by thatjawn | last reply
From the MAKE blog, comes a pass-through of a product available on Amazon. The steering-wheel latch-on table itself is fairly pedestrian (pun intended), but the legalese is just delightful. Read it for yourself at http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/09/re-make_simple_elegant_handy_steeri.html .And before you comment, please keep in mind those orbital lasers. I have access to the launch codes, and have no qualms about using them.
Topic by kelseymh | last reply
Hi ! I need help to make my steering wheel Serioux SRXW-02V LightRacer to have 900 or 780 degrees... My steering wheel have only 180 degrees , 90 degrees in right , 90 degrees in left . Where i can find the ''lock'' of wheel ? (inside the wheel or inside the stand of wheel?) What can I do to modifi my wheel to have 780 or 900 degrees, to make a rotation as a normal car... I need this modification for ETS 2. Sorry for my bad english. Thanks!
Topic by Raimond8 | last reply
Is there a such thing as a K'nex steering wheel for the xbox360? As a example is where you put in your control in the Knex steering wheel mechanism and there have pedals and a steering wheel? Since I don't wanna buy the 100 dollar OFFICIAL steering wheel.
Topic by rexdino5 | last reply
Hello, I'm new here. So, lately, I've been thinking about making a steering wheel for my PC, with a simple up-and-down gear box and 2 pedals for acceleration and brake. Steering Wheel. I'm using a polystyrene sheet, to cut out a wheel from it, and in the center, there's space for installing a phone holder. I'm planning to use my phone's gyroscope and simulate it to the PC. Pedals. I've figured by using foams underneath, we can place a nail and a foil separated and when we press the pedal, the foil touches the nail and circuit gets completed. I've a general idea, but I'm stuck on how to give that signal to PC as to simulate as a button (say for acceleration and brakes.) Gearbox. For the gearbox, I figured it might be easier to make an up-down box (as in pulling the level shifts the gear up and vice-versa.) Here too, The part where I'm stuck is giving the signal to the PC. Anyone who can help me, please?
Topic by RohitR78 | last reply
Question by lilmama im fine | last reply
Hi everyone, i have a steering wheel from trust , i dont know the details. so, i attached a photo to understand better what i`m talking about. i play racing games, and i need a maximum rotation, i installed the drivers for it, so when i am in aprox 45 degree rotation it show and he behave like i`m in the maximum rotation. The maximum rotation is aprox 135 degree, so its a difference between them. i opened him, because i finished an tehnical university with a electromechanical profile, and try to modify the potentiometer that handle the rotation. i tried to put a smaller one, a bigger one, even try the fine course like its called, but nothing, i attached a photo of it two, maybe i forgot something. If anyone think or have an idea what to try , please help, because i have no other idea.
Topic by danyelo | last reply
Ok, so before I actually get to my question let me explain what I am doing. I have a traxxas rustler, I wan't to put 4 wheel steering on it, and I wan't it to be very stable. I know how I am going to set up the steering, but I need help with the electronics of it. The stock reciever has a channel 1 output (to ESC) two channel 2's (for two servos) a channel three, and a channel 4. I wan't this car to be able to switch one of the servo's from inverted to not inverted using channel three which is the output of a two position switch. Is there a way to do this without mechanically connecting the whole fancy layout seen below?
Question by jj.inc | last reply
I've looked up sidecars on google and found lots of information for sidecars on vehicles that have front steering only in which case the sidecar wheel tends to be positioned parallel to somewhere between the midpoint and the rear of the vehicle, however if the vehicle has both front and rear steering would the sidecar wheel be best positioned parallel to the exact midpoint or not?
Topic by ambientvoid | last reply
Does anyone have experience with brushless power steering motors? As I understand it, they follow & enforce the steering wheel motion. How is the power rating? I assume there is gearing and electronics involved, but it might be part of the package... Might this be a useful motor for an e-bike/ scooter or a motorized wheelbarrow?
Question by BobS
I am trying to make a toy car using dc motors, which will also have a wired remote control. I am planning on using two motors for the forward and backward movement of the car. However. for turning the car sideways, I need a way to turn the wheels. The best way I can think of is a small rotating structure with two wheels at the base of the car, like some toy cars. Using two dc motors, I would be able to steer it left or right. However, I am looking for a more elegant solution. Can anyone help me?
Question by yagarwal2 | last reply
We've been using the same thing for too long. You would think that by now we wouldn't have to hold our arms up and grab a big wheel in front of us to steer our cars. I want to see a manufacturer design a steering system that is up to date with the rest of the car. I imagine relaxing with my arms on the arms of the chair and the controls for the vehicle right at your palms. I will gladly admit that there are a lot of people out there that could not handle a car that was even a little bit more complex because they can't handle a car now. You might ask "Why fix what isn't broken?" Why make cars faster? Why use GPS if maps work fine? Because it makes stuff easier.
Question by Bisquick the ninja | last reply
On my previous car, I hacked together an aux input with two CD-ROM plugs as described in many places on the Internet (here's one). I was really happy with it, and fully intend to do the same on my new (?) second-hand car, which also has CD-changer support, but no AUX. (Neither car had a CD changer installed, because I couldn't be bothered). The new car has steering wheel controls though, and I thought this could be a nice upgrade, but I'm really not sure how to do it. The pin-out diagrams for the CD changer plug (which I stole from here) for the CN702 12 pin connector shows lines 9 and 10 as TX signal lines. Since there are track (and disc) up and down buttons on the radio, I assume this is how the commands get through to the CD changer. And the phone obviously has support for headsets with track skip buttons. So the stars seem to align. Except for the details. First, a normal audio cable only has three wires and one with headset controls have four: Ground, left, right and comms. I think I can connect the following pins on the 12 pin connector to ground: 6, 7 and 9 and then 1, 2 and 10 get connected to the correct wires. Is this correct? Second, I have no idea if the actual signals sent to TX for a CD changer bear any resemblance to what the phone expects from a headset. Does anyone know? I can probably hack a test using a bread board. I think. Third: I really only dabble in these things. Did I miss anything really important?
Topic by CobusK1 | last reply
i already took the steering wheel face off and pulled the cord for the airbag but i dont know how to take the remaining wire off, any advice?
Question by littlebastard | last reply
The upper part of my steering wheel's leather covering has become unglued from its metal under-frame; it now rotates partly around that frame. Any suggestion as to what type of glue I could use, and how I could get it between that leather covering (which is sewn on) and the frame ?
Question by Joe S. Hit | last reply
Could it be done? Should it be done? and would that be taking my gaming obsession too far? Would L and R be for gear changes or indicators? Suggestions for button functions welcome.
One wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear,steering mechanism
Question by SachinK114 | last reply
You know the original go kart steering where the axle is bolted to alot of welded spindles and you would spend somewhere around $50 well i thought of using caster wheels, the type from harbor freight with 10" air filled tires then bolt a metal bar as the thing that the steering wheel turns so it uses the same concept of tuning the axle but instead of using spindles it uses the caster design for $20 would it work?
Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE | last reply
I've got a GEMBIRD STR-SHOCKFORCE-M Multi Interface steering wheel which I bought new about a month ago. It is pretty much "you get what you pay for" as far as it goes, and its not nearly as good (nor did I expect it to be) as, lets say a G27. Now, I have never used a G27 but I saw some videos, and it seems that it can do a full turn, while this one only does 90 degrees to each side - 180 in total. I'd like to modify it somehow so it can be rotated 1080 degrees like in a real car, or atleast somewhat more than 180. I found it useful in some racing games where turning needed to be quick and sharp, but in some simulation games it just jerked the ingame steering wheel like it were out of cardboard and ultimately I end up parked inside a wall or on top of a tree.(adjusting the steering wheel AND ingame sensitivity setting to lowest didn't help) If anyone needs pictures I'll post them later today.
Topic by vzupčević | last reply
What I mean is to have front wheel drive & rear wheel steering, as oppose to front wheel steering & rear wheel drive. if so what benefits does it have? Would it be harder to install on a homemade go-kart? Please answer a.s.a.p.
Question by DarkVolt | last reply
I want to use my thrustmaster steering wheel with Forza 4, but the xbox doesn't support it. Is there any way to play forza 4 on my computer or use the thrustmaster with the xbox?
Question by blacksmith98 | last reply
I've got the power figured out, I'm using a 3.5v button cell battery and a cell phone vibrator motor. However the big problem I'm having right now is the steering. I'm fairly certain on how a normal car's steering works, but I have no idea how to shrink this down/power it within the confines of a Hot Wheels car. Can anybody help me?
Question by NeonKnight13 | last reply
Hi, im just gonna jump strait to the point. My brother has nicknamed his car because it reminds him of pirates of the carribian. And because he wanted to make or buy a pirate ship steering wheel so he could attatch it to his car. Im no good with designing things so i ank you to please instruct and/or help in building this, or finding one online. Much help apreciated thanks
Topic by nadekid | last reply
In my engineering studies class I am required to design a wheelchair for a disabled person with a certain ailment, due to the fact that I am near the top of my class my disability is no arms! I just need ideas on how to create a steering system that has a turning circle of 75cm or less, as the driving and braking are easy.
Question by Tombini | last reply
I want to modify a PC steering wheel to be real. I want to put a signal blinker handle, by solder the pins on 2 buttons from the gamepad. Can i do without arduino or any PIC programmer a thing like the signal blinking from the car? I want on a PC steering wheel to put a handle for signal blinking. How? I solder the handle pins to the front panel (the buttons from the PC steering wheel, i suspend 2 buttons, like 2 and 4). Can i do a simple circuit when i commute the handle to right for exemple the signal goes once and when i commute back to none the signal goes none. I dont know how to explain. When the handle is on right position the semnal from him must go once, when the handle is switch, the signal from the handle to transmit the signal again, because i solder the pins to buttons command. Can it be done with something like in the photo? http://i60.tinypic.com/2crnf5j.png And here is something like my handle: http://i60.tinypic.com/sxd6cz.jpg
Question by danyelo | last reply
Are the lateral forces and lateral slip angles same for rear wheels and front wheel in a front (one wheel) steered rear drive vehicle?
Question by SachinK114 | last reply
Now in a way you couldn't really call this a bike anymore, as it will not be pedal powered. Instead I am gearing one of my wheelchair motors left over from one of my robots to power the rear wheel. It will be kinda like driving a boat on land. So... am I nuts for trying it this way. Included a quick BASIC concept sketch.
Question by iminthebathroom | last reply
I just got a sorta good used R/C toy car for $2, pretty nice for $2, and it works too full suspension, differential drive, two speed gearbox, and the steering mechanism uses a servo but this servo has all of it's control electronics out side the gearbox and on the single PCB the car uses. I just want to hack it so that I can turn it into a 2.4ghz (freebie RF modules from cypress yay) controlled "hobby grade" car with variable speed and such this gearbox has 7 wires sticking out of it, 2 are to power the motor itself, another 2 is 6v+ and ground ( - ), the last three is a potentiometer in the mega ohms range, higher than 20 mega ohms for sure, because it goes out of my multimeter's range if it's at neutral, but goes to about 10 mega ohms when the wheels are turned now, my datasheet for my PICmicro says in the A/D converter section "The maximum recommended impedance for analog sources is 2.5 kÃÂ©" I can't really replace the potentiometer inside the gearbox, there is room for me to fit in my own, what would you do? *add parallel resistors to the potentiometer (probably easiest) *I can have a piece of paper shaded from light to dark and have a photo resistor tell me the darkness of the paper (might get jerky) *I can probably directly attach a potentiometer outside the gearbox directly in line with the output shaft (durability issues) *or I can put a gear on the shaft and have a potentiometer above the gearbox (I would need to cut my chassis to fit it) what sounds good?
Topic by frank26080115 | last reply
Here's my entry for the contest "Random Knex Contest #1" from kNeXFreek I tried to stick to the colors in the image given by kNeXFreek It has independent suspension on all 4 wheels and it can steer with the front wheels edit: I changed the wheels, see the new (first 3) images
Topic by floris2burn | last reply
*Hopefully this is the correct category..... Hello all! I am quite interested to start learning woodworking (already have some knowledge) And what better way to start that with a gas (or electric) go-kart :-P? I know fair amount of people who have built things out of wood, some younger than I am (14). And it seems like a very good skill to have. Plus, if I am good enough at it and I outgrow the go kart, Ca-CHING! I could sell it for profit (If it is in good enough condition still). I'm currently in 8th grade but I cannot take a woodworking class until 10th grade, So why not start? I was also wondering if the Ibles community could help? I could use some ideas, and I will need alot of info for the engine and frame.(If you can even find PEDAL CART info that would be awesome too). My plan is to have it done by mid summer (July 10 for me). This may seem like too much for me, but I want to build one that, if it doesn't have an engine, one could easily add one (I realize I can not run a gas/lawnmower engine on its side) Please leave your thoughts below!!
Topic by Randomguy65 | last reply
Is there a Gamecube to Xbox 360 controller adapter? I want to use my Gamecube Steering Wheel on my Xbox 360.
Question by cibertech | last reply
I am building an electric go kart, and I have a few questions. one, if I use this turning mechanism, which wheels/axles do I use, and how do I connect the wheels to the front axle? two, how do I connect the axles to the kart (made of wood) so that the axles spin? three, how do I put brakes? four, If I connect the motor to the back wheels with a chain, how do I put a gearshift? (like on a bicycle) Thanks in advance!
Question by sidmani | last reply
I have a challenge/ project/ idea for you all! Have you ever sat in a shopping car while somone pusshes you around? Me and my buddies did this a few days ago and i thought to myself what if this shopping cart had a motor. A shopping cart made for driving that you could sit in and steer! This inspired me to make a moving vehicle. Ideas that came to mind were narrowed down to either the shopping cart with motors and steering wheel or the mini-tank which would be a sheet of 1 inch plywood on wheelswith a steering system aswell. Has anyone ever done something like this before?
Topic by astrozombies138 | last reply
Ok, so I am in the hobby of hobby grade rc. I am currently working on modding a ps2 racing wheel and foot pedals to work with a spare 2.4ghz remote I have for my cars. I got the steering wired up fine and it works good. Now for the somewhat tricky part. The foot pedals each have a potentiometer in them. They share ground and power, and have separate signal outputs. I have the right one wired in for the throttle just fine. On my micro car it was easy enough, just switch the throttle reverse switch and push the pedal and it goes in reverse. But most escs wont calibrate to that. How would I go about wiring them together? essentially I want to turn 2 pots into one big pot. So when I push the right one down it sends the signal for forward. When I take off the right one and push the left one down, it signals reverse. I could bring my micro controller into the mix, but I really dont want to for something that seems so simple. Plus it is on a serb right now. Any help? Thanks
Question by TOCO | last reply
Hi Guys, Im a keen modeller and build rc 1:14 scale trucks, I'm trying to build a trailer as many have done that uses a potentiometer which is turned when the lorry turns and the trailer follows through the tow pin, this then turns a servo that makes the rear wheels of the trailer steer creating rear wheel steering. the servo doesn't start turning till the pin is turned about 5 degrees either way, allowing the lorry to reverse easier as the rear steering won't work if not turning past the 5 degrees. On the trailer it has a detachable neck that is driven by a motor. Another servo or small motor to lower and raise the loading ramps Another motor that raises and lowers the legs to support the trailer when disconnected from the lorry. All of this I would like to be able to control separate from the lorry, so i can press a button and the legs will lower and lorry can drive away without wires going from one to the other. Ive attached some videos to give you some idea of what I'm trying to achieve This video has a circuit board that they refer to as E.T.S. Module (electronic trailer steering) This has been made by a fellow member but wants big money for them, it controls the rear wheel steer and neck detach motor, sorry its a long video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioOHjobQPho&spfreload;=10 This next video you can see the movement pause, roughly 5 degrees each way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0MvFHVAa1w Im trying to achieve one board that can control the items above and be somehow wireless or link in with my rc gear, Hope you guys can help. Many thanks
Question by brummy2002 | last reply
I was wondering if any one knows if there is a double sided rack and pinion steering for a full size car. this would allow the car to have 2 steering wheels, one on right and one on the left. Does someone make kits for this? I reminber seeing mail cars and driver ed cars haveing this, do any one know how it is doen? thank you.
Question by test professor | last reply
I am starting an electric vehicle project. For this project I have two motors, each powering to 2 fixed wheels. I will have a computer (Arduino-ish) supply power to these motors based on the graph of cos 2x (1 being 100% power ratio). The the steering wheel is the input of the degrees/radians. (Now comes my question) I will need some way for the computer to know what degree the steering wheel is currently at, (0 degrees= strait, -90 degrees=90 degrees left, 90 degrees of course being 90 degrees right.) what would be the most efficient way of doing this?
Question by NoNameCola | last reply
I saw this thing on the news a while back. It had a steering assembly like a normal bike, the treadmill section which drove the back wheel via a crossed belt. I was kind of hoping for a three wheel version so that it would be more stable.
Question by javajunkie1976 | last reply
I had an 8 wheel Argo and reckon I can make one using a hydraulic pump and two drive motors much the same as bobcat drive.I have a two thousand liter pvc tank to use as a body and can fabricate a ladder chassis for the wheels to attach to.Has anyone done this and documented their methods or are there plans available?I am in South Africa and I was looking for the drive train from a Dixon zero turn grass mower as a doner vehicle.Has anyone tried this?
Question by stephen maher | last reply
I need to remove 2 large torx screws but i dont have the driver. any suggestions?
Question by littlebastard | last reply
I'm looking for some help in constructing a portable mechanism to attach to a manual wheelchair and to the front of a bicycle while still using the wheelchair handles to manouvre the wheelchair. The front wheel would have to be removed in order to utilize the wheel chair handles to steer. This attachment would be for two elderly people able to get out but not able to walk far. Using this converted mode of transportation would make life so much easier. The wheel chair is presently folded in the trunk of a car and the bike could be attached onto a bick rack for sightseeing purposes. Any ideas out there?? Thank you,
Question by huot | last reply
I have always wanted to construct an ultralight aircraft with this old rowboat I hooked up some shocks and wheels to, I even have the hang glider, I need a way to connect it while giving me the ability to steer properly.
Question by Zootch | last reply
I want to use a weed eater engine to make a fast r/c car. I have already stripped the engine down to it's basic components (removed all the plastic leaving only the bare engine) to make it easier to mount to a to the vehicle. I pulled an 8" pneumatic wheel off of a Razor electric scooter which i plan to somehow mount to the clutch system of the engine.The idea is to have a direct drive system to cut down on the complexity of a chain drive (I have the chain drive off of the electric scooter). To do this I'm thinking of bolting the wheel (which has 3 treads that previously mounted the sprocket to the wheel) directly to the bell of the clutch (the part that the clutch engages at a certain rpm and connects to the engine to the driveshaft of the weed eater). Is this a good idea or is the bell not strong enough to bolt a wheel to? For those of you who don't know what the bell is that I am referring to: http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/6FcFkbxhAXU/hqdefault.jpg Once I have the wheel mounted (it will have a single rear wheel), I will use the front end of a spare r/c car for the steering and the drive motor to pull the throttle cable on the engine. This will probably be mounted to a plywood base. Ideally, the best option would be to have servos hooked up to an Arduino controller to control the steering and throttle, but a WiFi Arduino ($80) (could I substitute it for a Raspberry Pi?) + 2 servos ($30) is outside of my price range. What do you guys think of my design? Any suggestions?
Question by epicnoobpwn | last reply