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#1 Zippity

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:05 AM

Has anyone had any experience with the Synapse hand controller as made by Joy Racing Products?

Their Facebook PAGE makes great reading.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

Got this little fella in last week. Won't get to try it out till next month though :(

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

Brilliant!
 
However, the controller uses a small potentiometer coupled to the trigger as the speed controller. I wonder if such a small "pot" will hold up under the huge number of on/off cycles it will undergo in use.
 
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

most commercial grade potentiometers are rated from 1-2 million cycles. On our track you are looking at probably 4 per lap. I will probably need a new hand before I need a new potentiometer. :D:D:D


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

Got this little fella in last week. Won't get to try it out till next month though :(
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

Do you like the controller so far I just received mine after a repair is going to really be the first time me trying to use it the first race I was in I loved it but I was playing with it too much to win the race LOL
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:39 PM

Looks really cool but not sure the Lucite(or whatever clear material) they use would survive long in my care.

It looks like it might be on the pricy side as well.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

^^^ $650


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 12:19 PM

Never heard of these , who sells or distributes them , thanks


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 12:18 PM

They are from Brazil.

 

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#11 Erick Rodrigues

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36 PM

Hi guys.

I'm Synapse controller engineer. any doubt just let me know.

thanks

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#12 Phil Beukema

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Hey Erick,

 

The whole trigger set-up looks unusual. Why the change compared to dragging an electrical connection a crossed a circuit board?


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:15 PM

Hi Phil,

 

As Erik hasn't responded yet so I'll give you "my" answer. 

 

Using a potentiometer is cheaper and requires no maintenance. Now a days, there is very little current going through the wiper/wiper button/resistor assembly so they really are just left overs of the old days.

 

The Synapse hand piece is mainly 5 potentiometers that feed voltages into an Arduino. The Arduino reads these voltages and does all the clever stuff. I think the screen on the Synapse is also intelligent with its own processor!

 

I wish this was an open source project, I'd love to see the software.  :D 

 

IMHO these controller are a great concept.

 

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 04:38 AM

One of our club members recently bought one of these, I had a go and have to say it's the only controller I've tried so far that feels like you're actually holding the car all the way round the track, even when it's coasting.

...it's a wonderful bit of kit but way outside my budget at the mo.


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