I haven’t been able to progress much with the racing simulator in my last few weeks cause my regular job took all of my time and drained the little energy I had left 😓.
Thou late Sunday I managed to render a demo animation of how the adjustment works to show whoever might be wondering.
I separated it in two videos, the first one for the pedals and the second one for the main console including the wheel, shifter and monitor stand.
The pedals can be adjusted by 160 mm in height and 300 mm in distance from the seat. Of these two, the most important for me was the distance from the seat because of my height and what I explained in Update 1.
The pedals height adjustment will probably be set once cause it’s relative to the seat and most office chairs have a height adjustment mechanism anyways.
For the distance I wanted a practical system within reach from the sitting position so this is the genius solution 😎 I came up with:
For the main console I decided to go with the same approach.
Priority #1 was an easy way of adjusting the distance from the seat, but also being able to initially set the height for the 3 main I/O devices independently as the height of the chair can always be adjusted.
All of these devices can be adjusted in height by 160 mm and the console distance from the seat by 186 mm.
You may be wondering why would I lower the screen? I thought it would be nice being able to lower it when using a larger screen to offset the difference in screen height and having the horizon remain at the same line of sight. If you watch carefully you’ll see when the stand is lowered I switch to a larger screen and the horizon remains the same.
My goal this week is to adjust a few small details, checking everything up once again and making a prototype, hopefully 😅…
📅 Update 2021-11-30 – I finished a prototyping worthy version so uploaded a new post: check out Update 8.