Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motion Seat - Fully Loaded

Quick update as my new Sparco race seat arrived and I was able to get it bolted to the frame to test out my motion sim prototype fully loaded.

The test went well, I was driving for around an hour with no problems and able to increase the range of movement which can all be seen in the video.  There's certainly no shortage of power and you can see I get shaken around a bit on a few gear changes ;-)

My focus now will switch to the software development; at the moment its basically mapping g-force directly to deflection of the seat.  Next I'll be mixing in the attitude information and perhaps rotation cues. Speed of movement is also important to human perception of motion so I have several experiments to do to settle on the best mix of motion cues.

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