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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 11:54:53 AM »
So that little screen just plugs into hdmi ?   I like and think I will get one
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 12:28:00 PM »
So that little screen just plugs into hdmi ?   I like and think I will get one

Yep. HDMI port and Micro USB for power. I've just ordered a right angled Micro USB cable for better cable management and a M to F USB cable with a power switch so I can turn it on and off. Also ordered some carbon vinyl wrap to cover the box. Still unsure how I'm going to attach it to the base yet. I was thinking maybe something with the screw holes on the front of the fanatec base but maybe just some mounting tape will do the job.

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
very cool
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2017, 02:26:23 PM »
Just say that the Simdashboard mentioned at the start of this post requires no connection.  It talks to the PC via wifi.
I just start the app, place my Galaxy phone in front of me and it works . . . very well.

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2017, 09:40:51 PM »
Here's another one, but also works with iPhone

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 01:13:35 PM »
I missed your post about SimHub but found it myself yesterday and it's great.

It runs as a windows app and comes with a number of dashboards, but also has a full dashboard designer built in. It automatically picked up Afterburner allowing me to use a lot of data from that on a dashboard. It also has a plugin for ptracker and assetto. Like Z1 it can also see other people on the track which is can show on a map or have a timing screen. It also has an SDK so you can make your own plugin to provide any data you want to the app and use it on the dashboard. It also allowed you to bind button presses to functions that you can't usually set up such as turning driver names on and off.

You just click the dash you want and click 'Display on second monitor' or 'Display on phone' if you want to show it on your phone.

It looks a lot nicer than the Z1 built in dashboards and being able to create your own is very cool. It had some nag screens and limited the dashboards to 10fps unless you donate, but the minimum donation was 3 euros and I got my license key straight away.

http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/simhub-diy-sim-racing-dash.10252/

There is a link on that page to another page of custom addon dashboards.

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2017, 01:21:40 PM »
I put some carbon wrap on the front of my LCD case and did some better cable management. Looks quite good now.








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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2017, 03:12:02 PM »
It looks very good.
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
yeah , must get on with making mine
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2017, 03:27:54 PM »
I put some carbon wrap on the front of my LCD case and did some better cable management. Looks quite good now.








Yeah that does look good, I might try simhub next week

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2018, 10:53:21 PM »
Picked up an Aldi 3D printer today, first job after some bracelet beads tests was to make a bracket for my sony phone to mount to the fanatec wheel base. Not bad for the first print job, even though it started to lift off the hot bed.... because some youtuber recommended placing a fan next it lol.
some pics  https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLagmm1npsoVcqdA2

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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2018, 07:24:31 AM »
Very neat, amazing technology for the price. Is it very hard to program to achieve the end result that you want?
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2018, 08:05:38 AM »
Very neat, amazing technology for the price. Is it very hard to program to achieve the end result that you want?
I'm still trying to work out quality settings and stuff, but, download the 3d file's from thingiverse then modified in the built-in 3d builder (win10), then pop it into the software that came with the printer to create the print file. Put the file on the sd card and go print. You can actually plug the printer into the pc but it's pretty cool that you don't have to. It was easy to set up and use, I spent the most time making sure everything was level.
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Going to try this next I don't think it needs the braces but it's something to try.
Edit: You can skip the modified in 3d-builder part for most things, I just needed to merge the bracket piece with the phone case
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Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2018, 06:05:50 PM »
Good stuff. I'd always liked the idea of having one but with no space for it the wife wouldn't be too happy.

I'd seen stuff like this before on this website:
https://www.opensimrigs.com/collections/wheel-display

They had this which is for the LCD screen I have:
https://www.opensimrigs.com/collections/wheel-display/products/sim-display-enclosure

Was tempted to order one but not at that cost + shipping.