EURO BIKE SIMULATOR 1 :-)

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RootlessAgrarian
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13 Oct 2017 04:23

After a few months of garage-grade R&D I am pleased to announce

USBcycle

an Arduino DIY USB game controller using a real bicycle which has been equipped with sensors to provide joystick axes for Brake, Accelerator, and Steering... also announcing

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which is just USBcycle customised with appropriate ETS2 features and commands (plus a small mod) ... The result is a virtual bike touring experience, riding the 45,000+ km of ETS2+ProMods. You can get the sense of the project by watching the

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Bottom line: it's working! I have been riding my MTB around ETS2-land for weeks now, have put several thousand km (virtual) on the bike, and it's a blast :-) This is the prototype version of course, and there are several annoying issues I'd like to resolve/improve; but it's the most interesting and fun exercise bike / trainer I've ever ridden :-) whether you're sweating your way over the Pyrenees or rolling along easily on the flatlands, the illusion is reasonably convincing. I get bored after 10 minutes on an exercise bike, but I can easily go EBS-ing for an hour or more every evening. Note to devs: now you know why I'm so appreciative of those scenic, winding, two-lane country roads!

Code is on GitHub

I have been editing all this doco for days and would welcome reader comments: typos, unanswered questions, unclear points, etc. Bring on the questions!
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13 Oct 2017 05:03

Amazing job, well done
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13 Oct 2017 07:18

Amazing!
You take ETS2 to another level. Like the level where you become tired while playing it :P :)
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13 Oct 2017 09:47

That's a great idea. That might get me some motivation to do more sports, too. :P

We should open up the Dutch bikebaths for you... :mrgreen:

Edit: 5:17 isn't really in Iceland, though... :P
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13 Oct 2017 11:16

Very nice idea, everyone from truck to bike :D
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13 Oct 2017 11:58

just epic. :shock: :lol: Image

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13 Oct 2017 14:00

Drivin bike in Svalbard would be like become an ice cube :D
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13 Oct 2017 14:38

That is truly impressive! Well done!

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13 Oct 2017 15:57

And the prize for Most Original Game Controller goes to ...
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13 Oct 2017 18:51

This is just brilliant. When they show game setups at SCS Blog, I don't care a whole lot, normally. But you've brought it to another level, this should be featured there. (Also, I like the music in the video ;))



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