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    Lightbulb 6DOF home motion platform

    Hi,

    Just want to drop in and present you my 6DOF stewart platform using AC motors and VFD inverters:

    Thanos 6DOF Motion Simulator Electronics: 6DOF Platform in Action. AMC1280USB - Ian's BFF 6DOF - X-plane
    Thanos 6DOF Motion Simulator Electronics: Some photos of the 6DOF platform

    I use Ian's BFF 6DOF software and x-plane, but it works great with FSX too!!


    Here is another great example using DC motor actuators:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/2014/0...by-markus.html


    Thanks!!

    Best Regards,
    Thanos
    Last edited by TronicGr; 02-04-2014 at 06:44 PM. Reason: added updated links for second example project
    My 6DOF motion controller project:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Hi Thanos,

    Nice!! looks really good and moves quite well dynamically. Ian's software with your controllers make a great combination!

    Seems 6DoF building is really taking off now, I just had components made in Taiwan for my version of 6DoF.

    See below links:
    DIY Motion Platform V
    Mechanical Components V


    Attachment 7914
    Attachment 7915
    RR

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Thanos,
    Very nicely done. I running a 3dof , Ians of BFF design and are really happy with it. Im afraid ive
    beent bitten by the bug for a 6DOf after having seen your in motion. Are there any plans to
    release Construction details for what is in your video?.
    Thanks very much for posting.

    Kindest Regards
    Les

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Hi Les,

    I don't have really any construction details. Look on the rest of my videos the construction stages... You build this from grounds-up easily. Google around for your favorite layout. Then you plug the dimensions of your platform into Ian's BFF software and the software takes care of the rest so you have precise motion cues!

    BTW, The cost of materials is six times the following:
    AC motor 0.75hp = $112
    Gearhead 60:1 = $241
    AC VFD drive 1HP = $224
    Magnetic sensorless position encoder= $15
    Supports, rod, arm = $55-$70


    So much inexpensive to built it yourself instead of getting ready built 6DOF platforms
    (Ckas for example)


    Best Regards,
    Thanos

    My 6DOF motion controller project:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Hi Thanos,

    Nice!! looks really good and moves quite well dynamically. Ian's software with your controllers make a great combination!

    Seems 6DoF building is really taking off now, I just had components made in Taiwan for my version of 6DoF.

    Attachment 7914
    Attachment 7915
    Hey Roland! I can't see the attachments for some reason... It gives me a "invalid attachment" message when I click on them!


    Best Regards,
    Thanos
    My 6DOF motion controller project:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Thanks Thanos,
    Les

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Hi Thanos,

    Not sure what went wrong with the attachments, but you can find more info on my new 6DoF design on:

    DIY Motion Platform V
    Mechanical Components V
    RR

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Hi Thanos,

    Not sure what went wrong with the attachments, but you can find more info on my new 6DoF design on:

    DIY Motion Platform V
    Mechanical Components V

    Hi Roland,

    How close are you in finishing your 6DOF with the new linear actuators?

    I may have a spare AMC1280USB + 6DOF ext controller for you, that I can send, as soon as I assemble it in one or two weeks. PM me you address, I can't find it in our correspondence.


    Best Regards,
    Thanos
    My 6DOF motion controller project:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Quote Originally Posted by TronicGr View Post
    Hi Roland,

    How close are you in finishing your 6DOF with the new linear actuators?

    I may have a spare AMC1280USB + 6DOF ext controller for you, that I can send, as soon as I assemble it in one or two weeks. PM me you address, I can't find it in our correspondence.


    Best Regards,
    Thanos
    Hi Thanos,

    Now that's a great offer!

    My 6DoF is at the moment still 1DoF, the other 5 actuators still need to be built. As always, too busy at work.

    In December I should be able to pick it up again: First need to check the dimensions of the whole structure, make sure everything fits in my attic, then start cutting wood and metal again. I do have all components and materials, so it is just a matter of mass production.

    I saw your controller now also can drive PWM for DC motor? Still need to dig into that, but you've done some great work!

    I'll PM you with address information.
    RR

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    Re: 6DOF home motion platform

    Hey Roland,

    Have a look here... http://motionsim.blogspot.com/2014/0...by-markus.html

    Markus already finished his platform! Its in testing phase.

    As mentioned in the manual, the AMC1280USB outputs PWM (31Khz) and Analog voltages as well (0-5v or 0-10v).

    I'll be sending you your AMC1280USB soon, no worries about the cost, I would like to see your 6DOF platform up and running as well!


    Best Regards,
    Thanos
    My 6DOF motion controller project:
    http://motionsim.blogspot.com/

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