Thursday, April 8, 2010

Getting Real

I've just made one more step towards building my simulator, by getting a complete BMW E36 dashboard from the scrapyard.

I will probably cut off the passenger side, and keep only the driver side and the center console, where I'm planning to accommodate a H-shifter, which I'm going to build off a force feedback joystick. I have already bought a Logitech 3D Pro which I'm planning to take apart... but more about that in a future post, so stay tuned.

Here's how the dash looks like.


  1. Hello Alex, Me name Samir,You simply genius, I can dream only about a current a simulator though I have practically all to collect it but there are no skills in programming, and in electronics I not so am good, but to solder I am able)) your blog has inspired me , I would like to consult to you, I have bought the instrument panel from BMW E39 and platform Arduino, I very much love Electronics but I do not have such skills as at you if vases will not complicate you as me could prompt me a little all it to collect together, I would be very glad to your help, Can at you there will be an exact electric scheme of components, thanks. P.s.Excuse for my bad English
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