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 😅…


Wanna read my other posts about the racing simulator? start here.


8 Comments

  1. natesdadclint on 2021-11-10 at 7:24 PM

    Hi dude, it’s Clint from a few months ago.

    I can’t find anybody that I trust with Blender to your animations,

    The freelancers are mainly foreigners that think they know what they are talking about?

    Could tell me the files I need to give them to make the animation?

    or … I could pay you to do it which I’d prefer … I read your last post and realize you are super busy!

    Thanks in advance
    Kind Regards

    Clint M

    • Javier on 2021-11-11 at 8:53 AM

      Hey Clint! yeah I remember.

      Have you tried “blender animation” on fiverr? There must be plenty of freelancers able to do it and I bet they would happily try one considering the prospect of doing many of them.
      Regarding the files, I think if you gave them the 2D plans, tell them the material thickness, textures and assembly explanation they should be able to do it. You’re dead right on the busy part I’m in fact unwillingly busier than the last time we talked.
      Thanks again for putting your trust in me, I do hope we can collaborate in some way in the future.

      Javier.

  2. Gonzalo on 2021-11-11 at 12:43 PM

    Muy bueno Javier, creo que sería genial tener un poco más de espacio para los pies en la pedalera, para pies anchos podría resultar incómodo. Saludos!

    • Javier on 2021-11-11 at 1:15 PM

      si es cierto… la pedalera de Logitech ya es bastante complicada por si sóla… voy a intentar ampliar la base. muchas gracias! Javier.

  3. Titikorn on 2021-11-16 at 6:03 PM

    Hello Javier…
    Every time I see what you do It inspires me to never stop to reach my goals in life. Thank you very much…

    • Javier on 2021-11-17 at 11:32 AM

      that’s so awesome man!!! I’m so glad I can give that kind of inspiration, it’s not easy doing this as a side gig but this stuff is what I really love and hope will be my only occupation in the near future. Your message only convinces me further!!! by all means THANK YOU! Javier

  4. konsrialon on 2021-11-17 at 4:34 AM

    Follow and wait for the day when this is perfect in Javier’s way.

    • Javier on 2021-11-17 at 11:40 AM

      👏👏👏 thank you!

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