The SimFeedback-AC DIY Motion Simulator thread

Found that it was a bad solder,all sorted now

New question is how do I stop feedback through the headphones or speakers

Can't tell when just crusing in a car but when you put the hammer down I get a loud dull humming,

Is just a case of separating the controllers away from pc and speakers
 

metalnwood

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Found that it was a bad solder,all sorted now

New question is how do I stop feedback through the headphones or speakers

Can't tell when just crusing in a car but when you put the hammer down I get a loud dull humming,

Is just a case of separating the controllers away from pc and speakers
You have tactile enabled and your soundcard you use for audio selected.

Go in to the settings and turn off tactile/deselect your soundcard from SFX settings.
 

Viper20

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you’re probably better using the thanos controller and converting the SFX-100 actuators to use SimTools. It’s more of an open source option and there’s over a hundred games it works with as far as i know. Thanos in this thread can help you with that.
Hey Michael

So the Thanos controller would replace the Arduino then? Where can more info be found on the Thanos pricing,etc?
 

ThugUK

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How long did your ones take?
I ordered 10th October and haven't heard anything yet...
Im sure it was well over a month.
I had not heard from them to so was starting to worry, then they just turned up.
Their customer service could be improved, but they did send them eventually.
 
Im sure it was well over a month.
I had not heard from them to so was starting to worry, then they just turned up.
Their customer service could be improved, but they did send them eventually.
I ordered over a month ago, got a receipt 2 weeks later and then nothing. Sent an email last week, no response. Tried calling, they dont answer...
 
Having some issues with my newly built sfx100 build. Everything starts just like it should when I hit START in sim feedback. The motors extend to their position. After roughly 60 sec they retract and simfeedback seems to loose connection with the Arduino. If I start everything with the motors on the actuators turned off I can connect and disconnect the sfx controller no problems. But as soon as I give them power I have problems with connecting to the sfx shield.
 

metalnwood

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Having some issues with my newly built sfx100 build. Everything starts just like it should when I hit START in sim feedback. The motors extend to their position. After roughly 60 sec they retract and simfeedback seems to loose connection with the Arduino. If I start everything with the motors on the actuators turned off I can connect and disconnect the sfx controller no problems. But as soon as I give them power I have problems with connecting to the sfx shield.
Are you using simhub? These kinds of problems seem to be with either a conflict of simhub scanning ports that are used by SFX or a USB cable that is not up to the job. OSometimes a USB extension can give problems and USB hubs that are not powered.

If using simhub turn it off and see if that helps, if it does you can then change a config in simhub to let it coexist nicely, otherwise play around with how it is connected to the computer.
 
Are you using simhub? These kinds of problems seem to be with either a conflict of simhub scanning ports that are used by SFX or a USB cable that is not up to the job. OSometimes a USB extension can give problems and USB hubs that are not powered.

If using simhub turn it off and see if that helps, if it does you can then change a config in simhub to let it coexist nicely, otherwise play around with how it is connected to the computer.
I am not using sim hub. I have tried different ports and different usb cords. Everything works fine with the sfx shield until I put power to the servo motors.
 

metalnwood

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I assume that you tried different USB configurations with power to the servos. It sounds like the EMI is possibly giving you issues if it only goes bad when the servo's are on.

The only other scenario that it has some similarity to is when you don't have any effects in your profile enabled. In that case SFX will automatically retract but I don't think this is the case.

Have you got another arduino that you can try in case it is dodgy.. There are a number of really cheap arduinos from china that could be a bit iffy.
 
I assume that you tried different USB configurations with power to the servos. It sounds like the EMI is possibly giving you issues if it only goes bad when the servo's are on.

The only other scenario that it has some similarity to is when you don't have any effects in your profile enabled. In that case SFX will automatically retract but I don't think this is the case.

Have you got another arduino that you can try in case it is dodgy.. There are a number of really cheap arduinos from china that could be a bit iffy.
Yes I did try several usb configurations with no luck. My first thought is something is wrong with the Arduino. I’ll have to get another to try I guess.
 
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