|Forum topic by magnus||posted 11-30-2010 09:00 PM||1021 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-30-2010 09:00 PM
I haven’t posted in here in a while, but I have an upcoming project that I need help with.
The Wife asked what I wanted for Xmas, and I showed her this.
In case the link doesn’t work – it’s a racing wheel and petals for PS3 or PC games.
What I thought would be really cool would be to build an enclosure and permanently mount the wheel and petals to some good ‘ol lumber! I’m looking for a design idea to build a relatively inexpensive enclosure to simulate the inside of a racing car. I am going to look for an old seat out of a sports car and mount that in there, but if that fails, I will just modify an office chair and put that in. The only dimension I could find on the wheel was that it had a 11” diameter. I guess you could ballpark the rest from that stat.
My idea is to have a 4 sided enclosure, with the bottom opened, as well as left side that would be pushed up against a wall.
the enclosure would be roughly square in shape with an LCD televison (32”) as the front windshield, and the ride side of the box would be roughly shaped like a car door, and actually be able to open up like a car door.
I would make the exterior out of cheap plywood, maybe 1/8” or 1/16” thickness, but maybe would like to sand and paint it as well. The “dashboard” would be maybe 2×6”, and the petals would be hard mounted to the bottom front on the inside (like a normal car).
i’m 5’10” tall, and I want just enough room to open the door and sit down.
If anyone has a design suggestion I would love to see it.