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One dedicated gamer made a SteamOS tabletop 'car-cade' for DiRT Rally

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I love seeing what people have been able to do with SteamOS and this might just be the most amusing. One dedicated gamer made their very own SteamOS tabletop car-cade to play DiRT Rally.

Here's a tweet to absolutely confirm it runs SteamOS, if there was any doubt about it.

On to the good stuff, here's it actually working:

It's not very practical and sure does look a little awkward, but I absolutely admire Chote for what they achieved thanks to SteamOS and Feral's work with porting DiRT Rally to Linux. As silly as it is, I do kinda want one, just for the huge nerd factor involved in it.

Here's the rundown of what they used to make the internals:

System Components

  • Motherboard: Asus H110S2/CSM
  • CPU: Intel G4500
  • CPU Cooler: SILVERSTONE NT07-115X
  • Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB
  • Storage: Samsung 950 Pro M.2

Other Components

  • LCD: 7" 1024x600 capacitive touch LCD
  • USB Controller: Pimoroni Picade Controller PCB
  • 2x Speakers: 3W enclosed speaker from Adafruit
  • Push Buttons: Pack of 10 black pushbuttons
  • Potentiometer: Pack of 5 10k ohm linear potentiometers

Interested in learning more? They made a big blost post full of pictures and information here. The "Banana For Scale" pictures are hilarious, as many people expected it to be bigger than it is. Chote will also be publishing more information on how to actually do it yourself on GitHub.

Have you done something fun with SteamOS? Let us know!

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natewardawg 15 November 2017 at 9:36 pm UTC
Haha, pretty cool. I'm sure putting that together was a fun accomplishment.
mirv 15 November 2017 at 9:39 pm UTC
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This is awesome. Exactly the kind of thing I'd have liked when somewhat younger. Really good to see what people can achieve with a 3D printer, a bit of hacking, and of course GNU/Linux. An excellent showcase of GNU/Linux gaming too.
fagnerln 15 November 2017 at 9:46 pm UTC
I was interested in buy a steering wheel but it split in two types: expensive and garbage.

Some days ago I thought about create one (nothing serious), but I've no idea how to start and now this post came from heaven.

Thanks
Xpander 15 November 2017 at 10:07 pm UTC
fagnerlnI was interested in buy a steering wheel but it split in two types: expensive and garbage.

Some days ago I thought about create one (nothing serious), but I've no idea how to start and now this post came from heaven.

Thanks


theres also medium ones like Logitech Driving Force GT, which you can get around 60-90€ used or 140€ new.
Luke_Nukem 15 November 2017 at 10:07 pm UTC
What is this? A driving sim for ants?
Linas 16 November 2017 at 7:38 am UTC
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I am having a nerdgasm right now.
wleoncio 16 November 2017 at 8:52 am UTC
Haha, that's so cute! It reminds me of the tiny plane and driving simulators I had and loved when I was a kid. They kind of looked like the 80s version of this:

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Ardje 16 November 2017 at 9:59 am UTC
I actually thought it was a big machine until I watched the video.
Ehvis 16 November 2017 at 10:09 am UTC
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I wonder how quickly I would break it if the rally didn't exactly 'go my way'.

I actually find his motion rig much more interesting. A seriously cool setup!
Eike 16 November 2017 at 1:00 pm UTC
natewardawgHaha, pretty cool. I'm sure putting that together was a fun accomplishment.

This is a real achievement, compared to those virtual ones.

(Although I am proud of some of them, like beating a certain game.)
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