Hello Granite Devices Community,
iam not sure if iam right here but i just created an account to ask you a few questions.
I stopped with Sim Racing 1.5-2 years ago and now iam planing to get back to it. I used nearly every wheel out there on the market. Now i want to get a Direct Drive wheel. I read a few articles and compared the devices against each other and iam pretty sure i wanna go the OSW route.
Now seeing the price of the OSW (simracingbay) which hasnt VAT included and watching many Videos where people simply put together there own Wheel gave me the idea that i could do the same.
I found that on the Internet: http://opensimwheel.wikidot.com/
It sounds “quite” simple but iam not sure if iam able to build it myself. So iam here to ask you guys if you could help me with this project.
It looks like i could get this setup around 600-700 Euros (shipment, Vat !?) which is half of what i would pay for the Simracingbay one.
There are different Encoders (?) out there on the market and i ABSOLUTELY dont know anything about them and i dont know what they actually do.
I talked to a few friends and they said that i go the SImCube route because of future updates and stuff. On top of that the SimCube looks much cheaper compared to the others on the Wiki Link.
Is it enough for me if i just buy 1 Item out of each category on the Wiki page?
Where should i buy the Motor for example, from Alibaba?
Of course i would appreciate every other Information you guys could give me.