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Thread: The C-Pod: A DIY Command seat (build log)

  1. #46
    Originally Posted by ThereIs0nly0ne View Post (Source)
    @Armante, a 'plank' really is an effective solution!

    Regarding not being able to see the seat - a shame indeed, but I'll know I'm sitting in it.

    Other people will really be able to see the full extent of my sadness, particularly as my games room is at the front of the house in full view of passers by.

    I wonder what sort of example I'm setting to my kids sometimes ...
    I think you will find your kids friends will either refer to you as "that crazy guy" or "cool dad".

  2. #47

    Cool dad

    Originally Posted by ZZleeZZ View Post (Source)
    I think you will find your kids friends will either refer to you as "that crazy guy" or "cool dad".
    I'm totally going for the Cool Dad tag while my one year old boy is growing up. Either that or Star Wars Geek Dad. My gaming rig sits next to my cabinets of Stormtrooper stuff: a helmet and blaster, collectables, 12inch figures, lego minifigs..

  3. #48
    Originally Posted by ThereIs0nly0ne View Post (Source)
    @Gamma, don't let anything detract you from your project. I find there's little more satisfying than designing and building something with your own hands.
    "Every DIY'er has the God given right to stand back and admire their handiwork, no matter how bad the results..."


    Subscribed! Your previous efforts look very impressive!
    CMDR Skaffen Amtiskaw

    (R.I.P. CMDR Alpha Backer #56293)

  4. #49
    Originally Posted by Armante View Post (Source)
    I'm totally going for the Cool Dad tag while my one year old boy is growing up. Either that or Star Wars Geek Dad. My gaming rig sits next to my cabinets of Stormtrooper stuff: a helmet and blaster, collectables, 12inch figures, lego minifigs..
    Wow, if is 30 years younger I would love you for an uncle!

    Originally Posted by andygood View Post (Source)
    "Every DIY'er has the God given right to stand back and admire their handiwork, no matter how bad the results..."


    Subscribed! Your previous efforts look very impressive!
    Love your commander name! Best drone in the culture universe. My personal fave culture character is Bora Horza Gubuchul.

  5. #50
    More bits bought. A couple of 3 digit voltmeters to embed into the seat somewhere:



    No function other than aesthetics.

    Cost: £3.50

  6. #51
    Originally Posted by ThereIs0nly0ne View Post (Source)
    More bits bought. A couple of 3 digit voltmeters to embed into the seat somewhere:



    No function other than aesthetics.

    Cost: £3.50
    Clever!!

  7. #52
    Having demoed the Oculus setup at EGX, my advice would be to sacrifice aesthetics as necessary to avoid limiting your own freedom of movement.

    We had people looking all the way over their shoulders to keep tally on the enemy during combat, not to mention for appreciating the coolness of being able to look directly behind yourself!

    It might also be worth including a connection for the Rift at the back of the headrest, just to be ready.

  8. #53
    @ZZleeZZ, thanks

    Originally Posted by RobinXe View Post (Source)
    Having demoed the Oculus setup at EGX, my advice would be to sacrifice aesthetics as necessary to avoid limiting your own freedom of movement.

    We had people looking all the way over their shoulders to keep tally on the enemy during combat, not to mention for appreciating the coolness of being able to look directly behind yourself!

    It might also be worth including a connection for the Rift at the back of the headrest, just to be ready.
    Indeed, I don't want to be so planted in the seat I can't move! For connections, I tend to use the Neutrik type so will be including both HDMI and USB types:


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  10. #55
    Now that's just being silly. It would at the very least need an integrated foot rest:



    Or rise and recline functionality:


  11. #56
    A rough sketch of my proposed initial design:



    With materials:



    My material has arrived. Hopefully the upholstery foam will follow soon ...

    Edit: I'm still working on the design for the seat base.

  12. #57
    I'm liking the initial design, thanks for the quick update.

  13. #58
    Originally Posted by Demonmaker View Post (Source)
    I'm liking the initial design, thanks for the quick update.
    Cheers for that and no problem. I've tried to make the basic shape an interesting one whilst keeping things as straight forward as possible. Clones of this could use panels rather than inlays for simplicity and still look effective.

    The main challenges for this build are clearly going to be:

    - Aligning the seat panels for a seamless fit - I want to avoid too much complexity in the contouring but still create an interesting paneled 'V' shape for the seat back.
    - HOTAS stability on the side mounts (I'd like to make these removable if possible)
    - Suspended pedal stability - probably the most critical element

    I'll need to consider these very carefully. The seat also needs to be sufficiently wide to allow access to avoid the restriction/overlap by the HOTAS side mounts.

  14. #59
    Hi have you watched this video yet?
    Its got some good views of the actual seat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t6S...BD-lfZUWaWf7EA

  15. #60
    I came across that a couple of days ago Adam but thanks for posting When I first watched it, I thought they'd already built a seat and were sitting in it!

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