The project featured today is based on the Simhub software and is therefore compatible with all common racing simulations. The material costs for the electronic components are around 15-20€, plus costs for 3D printing and wiring if necessary.
List of parts
- AZDelivery 5V RGB LED Ring WS2812B: Link zu Amazon*
- (Arduino Nano) Atmega328 Board: Link zu Amazon*
- SUNLU PLA Filament black: Link zu Amazon*
- SUNLU PLA Filament white: Link zu Amazon*
- Soldering iron: Link zu Amazon*
- 3D-Printer: Link zu Amazon*
The case can be printed in one piece and does not require any support structures. The print time is about 2 hours and about 20g of filament is printed at 15% infill.
The cover is also printed and is made of white PLA. It has been reduced in diameter slightly for easy insertion.
No commercial use without prior permission.
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Wiring and assembly
The wiring of the LEDs is very simple in this case and is done according to the instructions from Simhub (link). Assembly at your own risk!
GND -> GND
DIN -> D6
4-7VDC -> 5V
In Simhub, the appropriate sketch is then installed on the Arduino Nano (see link for instructions). Then the desired effect must be configured in Simhub in the section Arduino -> RGB Leds. In this case, when the redline is reached, all twelve LEDs light up.
It is also possible to display flags and other effects.