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3D Printed Sequential Shifter

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Paul Blythe, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Paul Blythe

    Paul Blythe

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    When I first started playing Dirt Rally and driving WTCC with R3E, I thought having a sequential shifter would be neat... a little over a year later, and I've finally been able to make one for my self.

    3D printed using Carbon Fibre enhanced PLA and standard PLA. For the PC controller interface, I've utilised the Leo Bodnar BBI-32, but also have the 12-bit joystick interface.

    Already added a larger grip to the top of the lever, and am looking at adding a handbrake also.

    Apart from the 3D Printer itself, the build cost for the shifter is about £45 and takes roughly 11 hours to print.
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  2. James Robertson

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    Great work, well done
     
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  3. Paul Blythe

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    @James Robertson ... Thank you Sir :)

    And onto making an analogue Handbreak. Watched a YouTube video yesterday where they converted a Hydro Handbrake for use with the PC. Liked the design and thought I'd try something similar.

    Sketchup design is 90% complete, final section will depend on what sliding potentiometer I can get from my local Maplin store. Total parts cost of about £8, plus filament and Print time.

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  4. James Robertson

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    I might have to give Sketchup a try, can you create work planes etc in the same way as you do in Solidworks & Inventor?
     
  5. Paul Blythe

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    Had to watch a couple of YouTube tutorials just to get a grip on Work Planes. Unfortunately, Sketchup doesn't have that ability as standard. Possibility there's a plugin that can emulate it, but I personally haven't come across the need to use such a thing yet.

    I view Sketchup Make as more of a light weight CAD program, there's a lot of work-around's involved in creating more complex objects. Suppose I should start using more plug-ins for extra functionality.
     
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  6. Paul Blythe

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    And the handbrake is finished ... now into a 6 speed + reverse H-Shifter, just for fun :D

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  8. brandonlunar

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    Hi Paul,

    Would you be willing to share your design files? I'd love to print this myself.

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
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