The Open FFBoard is a development platform for custom force feedback devices like steering wheelsDesigned by Gigawipf in Germany
The Open FFBoard is an open source hardware and software project for custom force feedback devices and interfacing with simulation peripherals. Its intended for example for developing FFB steering wh…Read More…
The Open FFBoard is an open source hardware and software project for custom force feedback devices and interfacing with simulation peripherals.
Its intended for example for developing FFB steering wheels and similar devices. The highly modular firmware and hardware allows development of custom devices and easily adding support for external hardware (pedals, buttons...) and motor drivers.
This board features multiple SPI interfaces for connecting buttons on steering wheels (Thrustmaster, shift registers), 8 digital inputs for direct buttons, 6 analog inputs for potentiometers, pedals and shifters.
The TMC4671 based motor driver (coming soon) is a reference motor driver developed specifically for this project to drive servo motors in direct drive ffb wheels with very high resolution and efficiency.
A PWM output can output the FFB torque to external motor drivers and DC halfbridges directly from this board if the TMC4671 is not used. Then an incremental encoder must be connected to the onboard encoder header.
6x analog in
8x digital in
CAN bus transceiver (VESC, ODrive)
3x SPI with 3 CS pins each
4x PWM out
Brake resistor control with dual voltage sense (external 10k-294k resistor divider required)
Supported motor drivers: - FFBoard TMC4671
PWM (centered, pwm+dir, RC ppm, dual PWM)
Granite Ioni/Argon via external RS485 transceiver
Supported encoders: - ABN incremental (PWM)
BISS-C (PWM, TMC, requires external transceivers to SPI3)
MT6825 (PWM, TMC)
Encoders supported by VESC and ODrive
Choose the header type as options. If you prefer 90° angled headers for specific pads tell me otherwise straight headers will be sent for the analog/digital inputs and angled for the usb side.
The product is intended only for development and research purposes as a prototype and is not a finished consumer product! Make sure to comply with your local regulations when operating it.
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Yeonsu | Jan. 26, 2023
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