A lot of my inspiration and motivation comes from other simulated cockpits out there. Too many exist to list all (and at some point do most projects often go very quiet…) so I’ll keep this list restricted to mostly Space Pew Pew as this is my focus. I’m the only one doing all this crazy on a Linux PC though, from what I can tell.
It’s fascinating to see other constructions and how everyone uses materials or software best known to them to scratch their own itch. Every SimPit is highly individual and made for a certain purpose. All unique and all beautiful in their own way. I hope mine inspires someone else to create someting very unique on their own too.
A collection of cockpit building how-to’s and ideas
This cockpit has not just shiny buttons in my favorite color but also some really awesome transistions on the MFDs. It’s used to play Elite Dangerous, X4: Foundations and Star Citizen. It was one of the first SimPits I stumbled over that inspired me to roll my own.
Come see my SimPit builds, and other games and play related maker things. There’s building and thinking going on. This is a channel for the creative geeks, the ones that not only consume, but also create geek culture, in one form or another.
Jon is one of a kind. I found his channel Creative Geek when I was evaluating Node-RED for my plumbing pipeline and was delighted to find another Elite Dangerous cockpit made with cardboard. In the meanwhile he constructed a whole cockpit (with two seats!) that does not only feature blinken lights but also really geeky stuff like a smoke machine. For the little extra when damage becomes critical 🤯
I’m just a middle-aged guy, father of two children, DIYer with various assortment of skills and a marketing professional from Finland who got carried away with building a home / virtual / simulation cockpit (or just simpit) and playing some games with it. Mostly I play Star Citizen and DCS but I’m planning occasionally try other games like FS2020.
Here is another amazing SimPit for Space Pew Pew by UndeadParrot that evolved quite a lot over the time. The latest iteration features two projectors and a curved canvas for the total immersion - all DIY and with public available construction plans!
Playing games using the ultimate Simpit setup. Including multiple viewpoint streams and teamplay.
I love everything about this setup. The targeting computer, the alignments of the buttons, that FTL key (in the older videos), the constant evolving of the SimPit and the detailled description how everything was made. Absolutely underrated channel.
I wasn’t the first building a VF-1 cockpit. Here is another awesome Macross inspired SimPit by Thomas "JarJar" Ganshorn that I learned of on the XWVM Discord. The project has a dedicated SimPit channel and JarJar kindly provided me with lot of images of this build when I showcased my own build progress 👍