What is the best way to mount a steering wheel controller for playing driving games?
January 10, 2011 7:58 PM Subscribe
What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller?
posted by EvilPRGuy to technology (8 answers total)
I've recently become hooked on the driving game Gran Turismo 5, for Playstation 3, and I purchased a steering wheel controller on the advice of many people who said it would make the game even more enjoyable. It does!
However, I have been unable to find a satisfactory way to mount the controller, and the gas/break pedals while playing. So far I have tried mounting the wheel on the edge of various coffee tables, end tables, book shelves and chairs with the pedals underneath. Then moving these around to get the best view of the screen.
None of these setups are ideal. Either the wheel is too high, too low, too close or too far away, or the pedals are too close or too far away. Depending on what piece of furniture it's mounted too, often I can't get a decent angle to view the screen. The room is carpeted, so the pedal board tends to slide, so mounting the pedals might be a good idea as well.
I've searched around the web, and have seen a few clever ways that people have setup their controllers (for example, one was mounted inside an ottoman). I haven't been able to find anything that fits my needs, or instructions on how to create something like this.
I'm curious if anyone has suggestions or links to cool, clever setups or DIY mounting systems that could be built to make a comfortable and efficient driving setup?
Thanks in advance for your help.