• "Mwoah" - Kimi Räikkönen
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

Components/parts/suppliers

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

  1. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    This is the place to post any intresting parts, components and suppliers that are relevant to the forum :D
    11062890_Electronic_Components_Packs_For_Schools_Electronic_Hobbiest.jpg

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

    Brian Clancy

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    LEO BODNAR


    board.gif

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

    SLI-PRO.jpg

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

    SLI-PRO-front.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    :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

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    :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

    Brian Clancy

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    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
    small_SPI-D-front.jpg 1.jpg
     
  6. Tom Moloney

    Tom Moloney

    Messages:
    111
    Ratings:
    +1
  7. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare

    Messages:
    141
    Ratings:
    +40
  8. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Messages:
    1,221
    Ratings:
    +13
    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
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Messages:
    2,298
    Ratings:
    +19
    Yep I agree, bought mine from ebay, Maplin has em in different sizes aswell.
     
  10. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Messages:
    2,298
    Ratings:
    +19
    Tried using 6.5mm drill bit but they dont hold at all. 6mm is too small that it doesnt fit.
     
  11. Nigel Atkins

    Nigel Atkins

    Messages:
    3,019
    Ratings:
    +61
    you`ll need a 1/4" drill bit which is 6.35mm dia
     
  12. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare

    Messages:
    141
    Ratings:
    +40
    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

    Tom Moloney

    Messages:
    111
    Ratings:
    +1
    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

    Brian Clancy

    Messages:
    2,324
    Ratings:
    +314
    Very nice find Tom :) Just ordered a pack of 12 multi colour, cost about £7 :)
     
  15. simracn

    simracn

    Messages:
    139
    Ratings:
    +11
    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

    Tom Moloney

    Messages:
    111
    Ratings:
    +1
    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

    Cesar Ferrolho

    Messages:
    76
    Ratings:
    +0
  18. pointer4

    pointer4

    Messages:
    9
    Ratings:
    +0
  19. Kris Cabrera

    Kris Cabrera

    Messages:
    156
    Ratings:
    +0
    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?