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Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Brian Clancy, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. This is the place to post any intresting parts, components and suppliers that are relevant to the forum :D

    PLEASE ONLY POST PARTS AND SUPPLIERS HERE........Discuss parts etc in the chat or component disscusions threads, Thanks!:cool:


    Ok, Leo Bodnar makes a great range of controllers, shift lights and also sells some very high quality switches, encoders and other stuff:cool:


    You can find his site here: http://www.leobodnar.com/


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  3. :cool: Another little Gem here:

    355e_35.jpg These are 'Servo extension leads' used by Radio Controlled model builders, very cheap on e-bay (Any of the Futaba or Jr ones will do). The female ends of the leads are a perfect fit for the pin sockets on Mr Bodnars USB Boards and Shiftlights!
  4. :DPot Knobs are ideal to fit to Rotary encoders:

    321284653_tp.jpg They are available in numerous colors/styles. However, to fit the 'Bodnar' rotarys, the knobs will need to be opened up a bit with a 6.5mm drill bit (only do by hand, NOT with a drill)

    These are the one I favour, from a good e-bay supplier: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-x-Soft-touc...al_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item5d27a42e36 Cheap as chips and nice quality/color range!:D

    small_GIMax_1.jpg Sym Projects supply some really great hardware inc a revcounter driving board, Gear Indicators and more! check out the website HERE
    small_SPI-D-front.jpg 1.jpg
  6. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare
    DSD FTW!

  7. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Derek, those project enclosures (ie. button boxes) are a bloody good find... well done :)

    And for $3-ish, it saves a lot of messing about :)
  8. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Yep I agree, bought mine from ebay, Maplin has em in different sizes aswell.
  9. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Tried using 6.5mm drill bit but they dont hold at all. 6mm is too small that it doesnt fit.
  10. you`ll need a 1/4" drill bit which is 6.35mm dia
  11. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare
    DSD FTW!

    I agree, Kris...Radio Shack is the perfect place for that type of stuff :) I found some more places for various odds n' ends, and a couple of these are alternatives to the Leo Bodnar. It's easy to read all over the various forums out there that bodnar's responses to customer inquiries is essentially horrible. I don't feel comfortable sending my money off to people like that, so I have found some other places who sell very similar button controllers, and these places have all responded to my recent email inquiries within hours of my request:

    http://www.desktopaviator.com/Products/Model_2090/index.htm - Rotary Encoder/buttons/axes

    http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_81&products_id=235 - buttons/axes

    This is another similar USB controller, but I have not contacted them:


    A site that does web-2-u PCB's:


    Digikey has everything the electronics fan would want:


    Take a look :)

  12. http://stores.ebay.com.au/PARTSPIPE/

    Sells very good low profile switches, look for the 'horn button' switches. Multicolour packs available, damn good quality (feel like APEM).
  13. Very nice find Tom :) Just ordered a pack of 12 multi colour, cost about £7 :)
  14. not too bad, the lindy ones are 2m extended, but more expensive on the shipping. i already have your cable Tom.
    when doing a coiled cable i also send a cpl of zip ties along to secure the cable.
  15. What I'll be doing as the cable won't be long enough is gluing the cable at the straight bit to the side of the wheel mechanicals-just a suggestion for all you guys.
  16. What kind of system would you guys use if you making an F1 wheel with the clutch paddles? What kind of buttons would you use for the clutch paddle?