Build It And Conquer The Joshtekk Racing League
If you have enjoyed Josh’s reviews of various racing gear setups and are a little intimidated by the prices associated with picking them up there is a possible alternative. The catch is that you need to be able to get access to a 3D printer, as well as an Arduino Pro Micro to act as a controller for the racing pedals. You will also need to do some shopping to get all the required parts, which are nicely listed, plus some assembly to get to the finished product.
If you are questioning how sturdy a 3D printed pedal will be, you are not alone. The only printed part is the actual pedal your foot pushes on, all other parts are metal and should hold up under sustained usage, but you may be wise to print out a few extra pedals if you have a lead foot. The other consideration is keeping the pedals in place, many retail models ship with a heavy mounting plate to keep everything in place during the action but with this build you will need to find your own solution.
The instructions come in video form, so no worries if you don’t get along well with Ikea instructions. Drop by Hackaday to check out ilge’s project and then see if there is space for you in Josh’s racing league.
The build relies primarily on 3D printed components, with a few springs and some nuts and bolts to hold everything together. Gear teeth on the pedal arms interface with matching gears mounted on potentiometers.