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

  1. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    This is the place to post any intresting parts, components and suppliers that are relevant to the forum :D
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    PLEASE ONLY POST PARTS AND SUPPLIERS HERE........Discuss parts etc in the chat or component disscusions threads, Thanks!:cool:
     
  2. Brian Clancy

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    LEO BODNAR


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

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

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  3. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    :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. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    :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
     
  5. Brian Clancy

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    SYM PROJECTS


    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
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  6. Tom Moloney

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  7. Derek Speare

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  8. Kris Vickers

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    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 :)
     
  9. Abdul Al-Amry

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

    Abdul Al-Amry
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    Tried using 6.5mm drill bit but they dont hold at all. 6mm is too small that it doesnt fit.
     
  11. Nigel Atkins

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    you`ll need a 1/4" drill bit which is 6.35mm dia
     
  12. Derek Speare

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    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:

    http://www.u-hid.com/home/overview_board.php

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

    http://expresspcb.com/index.htm

    Digikey has everything the electronics fan would want:

    http://www.digikey.com/

    Take a look :)

    Derek
     
  13. Tom Moloney

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    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).
     
  14. Brian Clancy

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    Very nice find Tom :) Just ordered a pack of 12 multi colour, cost about £7 :)
     
  15. simracn

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    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.
     
  16. Tom Moloney

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    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.
     
  17. Cesar Ferrolho

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  18. pointer4

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  19. Kris Cabrera

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    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?