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Author Topic: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?  (Read 369 times)

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Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:44:27 pm »
I was looking up the immersion pcb on Global VR's site and it seems to have been replaced by a new board:
Part #90633-01  Direct link not working.  Click on "buy need for speed parts" and enter in search bar of next page:http://service.globalvr.com/nfs.asp



Sure looks like an arduino to me.  EDIT: UNO R3 to be more specific.
It doesn't really look like something that could handle that high of a current either.  :-\

Someone needs to dig into this, but I don't have time.
A plug and play arduino solution would be pretty sweet.
$390 for an arduino board and shield is pretty gougy.  :lol

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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 02:52:16 pm »
That's an Arduino UNO with a Robot Power "MegaMoto" Shield on it. 

http://www.robotpower.com/products/MegaMoto_info.html

It'll handle 28v @ 13 amps, which would probably barely be enough. 

The shield retails for 45 bucks and the Uno costs virtually nothing, especially if you get a clone. 

You are paying over 200 dollars for the firmware, which is indeed insane. 

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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 02:54:53 pm »
I was kind of hoping we'd find the firmware on Global VR's site somewhere for free.  ;D

(sigh, I need to get back to work...actual work...not this)

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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 02:56:42 pm »
13 Amp should be plenty.  IIRC, I was pulling 6 or 7 tops when messing around with servo amps.


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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 03:07:23 pm »
It doesn't say anything about drivers.  I wonder if the firmware works with the immersion driver already installed on the machines this is meant to be used with?

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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 10:58:44 pm »
You can make an Arduino show up as anything, so to the pc it probably looks like the same device.  You'll note that there isn't a place to download the firmware anywhere on that site.  They know what they are doing. 

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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 11:10:27 pm »
They shoulda used a Pi...
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Re: Global VR replacement for Immersion PCB is......Arduino?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 12:44:56 am »
Another evidence of how arcade oriented arduino can be

  
 

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