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Brake balance controller

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Adrian Britton, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I have been thinking about a brake balance controller, an came up with this.
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    Sorry for not putting the cable in, but I have put a diagram below of where it runs.
    [​IMG]

    I know it would be just a gimmick, but thought I would throw it out there for ideas and input.
     
  2. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I was kinda thinking it would sit here on the rig.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. You are nuts! I love it! xD
     
  4. Love that you're building yhis, just dont get how it works :p
     
  5. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I know!, if I had a workshop I would be dangerous.
    You wouldnt get me out of it, I would be building allsorts or weird and wonderfull things. :D

    Its just a spring loaded lever that would turn the brake balance dial, by lifting or twisting the handle.
    I was thinking of a way to adjust the brake balance quicker by 10 or 5, rather then just one at a time.
     
  6. Just wait until he gets his hands on a triple screen stand.
    It will be some weird geometric 5th-dimension shape nobody has ever seen before :)

    Looks awesome but i would probably mount it horizontally so you have a more vertical movement instead. Seems more ergonomic.
     
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  7. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I have something in the pipeline :)
     
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  8. Ah I forgot about the cable, neat idea, have you built a prototype yet to see if it works as intended?
     
  9. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Its not "set in stone" yet, I am still thinking of a way to make it smaller and easier to mount to something.
    My plan is to build the rig frame in december and then go down to my local laser cutters and have the bits cut for my "seat adjuster", so I will probably have a final design then as I might as well get it cut at the same time.

    As crazy as this idea maybe, I am thinking of a way to have a switch on it, so I can change between brake balance and downforce too.

    I know that I can use the buttons on a wheel or my keyboard for this, but I think having a lever to quickly lift or lower sounds appealing to me. As I hate having to press one buttons five or six times to adjust something.

    But like I said its "not set in stone" so I am open for comments and opinions.
    :thumbsup:
    Maybe someone can come up with a better design, I am more then happy to work with anyone who wants to add or change this.
    ;)
     
  10. I think you can make it alot smaller and more simple, this is what a real mechanical brake bias looks like :p
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    or
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ss7/6898818761/lightbox/
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    They do all share two simple attributes, they all have 1 short lever, and some sort of switch to control which allows the driver to alter the brake pressure per axle.
     
  11. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    yeah I know what one looks like mate.

    I dont think I want to go that far, as after all it is just a "gimmick" input controller that turns a dial.
    I want to make something thats cheep and easy so anyone can build one too (if they want to)
     
  12. It is really cool to have it in there though, gimmick or not :p

    If you want cheap and easy, a mounting platform, a lever and a potentiometer are all you need I guess, but your current design looks way cooler obviously :)