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Enthusiast integrated iRacing racing simulator into a real car (2 videos)


Some inventions of homegrown craftsmen do notthey are only ahead of the time, but they are created on the face of the day in a form much better than the development of large high-tech companies. Long before the start of quarantine self-isolation, which limited humanity to the limit of the walls of their own home, a fan of racing simulators Brent Cheney from the USA began a project to turn their own Mini Cooper S car into a BasementGP racing simulator.

The BasementGP project started ten months ago and aboutDuring its implementation stages, the enthusiast regularly posted video reports stored in two dozen videos on YouTube. The conversion of the Mini Cooper S to a racing simulator was completed in January 2020 in anticipation of quarantine imposed across America, restricting the movement of citizens.

To work on creating a "basement simulator"Cheney used the 2005 Mini Cooper S with an idle engine, which the enthusiast bought for $ 1,000. The enterprising inventor dismantled the work units from the car and sold them for the same thousand dollars.


Cheney's next step was movingcar in the basement of his house. For this, the Mini Cooper case was disassembled into its components, moved to the basement and reassembled on a wooden frame.

As the software was selectediRacing racing simulator, and the role of the engine was performed by a powerful modern computer with an Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core processor and an Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 motherboard. The RAM was 16 GB (Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000). Read Only Memory - SSD SanDisk Ultra 3D 1 TB. The graphics processing unit is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card. A computer is running in a car running Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit

Inventor to display the racing processchose an ultra-wide (32: 9) curved gaming monitor Samsung C49HG90DMI with a diagonal of 49 inches, which fits perfectly into the place of the Mini Cooper windshield. Cheney uses the iPad as an additional source of information. Sound is broadcast using the Harman Kardon 5.1 home theater system with a “tactile” ButtKicker Mini sound system.


As a result, given that the car basethe enthusiast got it for free, the cost of the created BasementGP system amounted to "only" $ 6,500 and now the inventor will not be bored, short time in self-isolation.

Source: Autoblog