One day we were playing a racing game on the Xbox 360. Had to find out that playin racing games on a little tiny controller is not that much fun. So we came up with the idea to get a racing seat, Force Feedback Steering Wheel with pedals and started constructing and building a need gameseat. We called it Racing Seat 2.1.
Step 1: Get All the Stuff Together...
I baught following parts:
-Xbox 360 Steering Wheel with Pedals
-LED string (5Meter) just a cheap one ;)
and of course some plywood, vinyl and carpet, screws, nails, staples, zipties, wire and some beer...
Step 2: Get Started...
My buddy and me had some drinks while brainstorming and doing some drawings. The Basic was pretty straight forward. A shot and some beer later the idea was to add on the cup holder, the usb port and so on and so on...
Step 3: The Base
Cut out the wood, add some "feets" and glue on the carpet. Pay attention to the corners...
Step 4: "Airboxes" Sides
Framework build for the sideboxes.
Step 5: Wiring It Up
(Sorry did not take any pictures of the front end. Maybe will add some later...)
Wire up the steering wheel, pedals. Add the speaker cables for the front L/H & R/H side. Add the HDMI, Power Cables (Audio Cables) from the Projector.
in the L/H Box we stowed the electrical components. Such as 12V power supply for LED and USB Charger/Cigarette Lighter, Xbox power supply and all speaker wires. Run cables diagonal for speakers/USB Charger.
Setup the LED Strip. I simply used staples to attache the LED Strip. (BE CAREFUL NOT TO PINCH THE STRIP)
Step 6: Some Deatils
The Subwoofer has been mounted underneath the seat. For some more deatiled action ;)
The IR-Sensor has been wired to stick out of the R/H Box.
Everything else is pretty much straight forward.
Step 7: Enjoy
We had a blast building it... and even more playing... ;)
Demo of the LED's (video on youtube)
In Action (video on youtube)
Let me know what you think... But dont tell me i am crazy. My wife already told me that a few times :)
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Step 8: Updated Pictures of Frontbox
Here are some detailed pictures of the front box. Basically i took thin plywood to get the round shape and added some 2x2"s to get the construction. Sprayglued the fabric onto it ;)
Step 9: To Get Fancy... Passengerseat!
Now that we had the entire seat done... where does the passenger seat? Ok lets get him also a nice seat. The construction is almost the same as the driverseat.
Also included the cupholder, LED's and a speaker... Connected to the subwoofer of the driver seat. so that the passenger gets the same ratteling feeling when you hit the curbs.
And integrated a hidden box for the winnerdrink ;)