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Replacement caps for rotary knobs

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Tom, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Tom

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    I've finally picked up my wheel again but sadly some of the caps fell off my rotary knobs. Now, I have no clue where they are since my wheel has been in a friends basement for three years and not been touched.

    https://imgur.com/a/YtL3R

    I'd like to purchase replacements but have no clue where to find them or even what brand I used back then. Does one of you guys have any idea? Thanks!

    (Hand for scale)
     
  2. Wicked

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    Ebay has tons of caps for rotary encoders. Which ones you need depends on the encoder, I've not seen this one before. What wheel is it? And can you post a picture of the encoder?
     
  3. Tom

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    I've actually found a different solution: one of my colleagues has a 3D scanner. Another one has a 3D printer. Match made in heaven. :)
     
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  4. BigBiter

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    Which 3d scanner he used? I mean different scanners have different accuracy. I've only seen Space Spider gave good result, but it's too expensive, I'm looking for something cheaper for myself.
     
  5. Tom

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    We didn't give it a go yet, so no clue so far, sorry. It's not an expensive one, so our mileage may vary.:)