That got me thinking about racing game seats..
There are some problems with those seats:
* They are expensive
* They take up waaaay too much room when you are not using them.
* They are pretty low, so I would end up looking up at the TV.
* And, they are expensive...
So, I had an idea.. Why not build something that would be collapsible (like, sliding under a bed or propping behind a door) when I am not using it? And, if I build it, it would not be expensive..
I drafted my plans, and after a run to the hardware store, went at it..
A couple evenings later, this happened:
I utilized an existing chair, the height is perfect for the TV, and everything, the seat (obviously), the pedals, steering wheel, gear shifter, everything can be adjusted to perfection. And, it breaks down in a minute - just a few wingnuts..
The whole thing is 3/4" MDF, which is really strong, some threaded rods, and a bunch of nuts and washers..
I glued and screwed all the joints to be safe.
There is a box underneath the pedals to raise them to a more natural driving position. The pedal assembly moves back and forth. The threaded rods just lock them in place with wingnuts.
I ran the threaded rods through the box, and cut sections of aluminum tubing (leftover Ikea curtain rods) to make a sleeve for the threaded rods, so forces exerted on the box would not tear the sides out. I mean one could trip over the setup, or someone could try to lift the damn thing up and grab the box.. Anything could happen.
The setup is not finished, but the assembly is done. I need to sand the whole thing, then fill the screw holes and paint it..
I drilled a bunch of holes to make the steering wheel adjustable up&down, and back&forth.
I'll paint the whole thing black to match the Logitech stuff.
And, I have a set of killer wireless headphones to boot..