• May 31st 2007 at 12:32PM
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We're not sure whether to peg this guy as a true nerd or an auto enthusiast-god. It's probably a little of both. This race simulator fan has taken the gauge, tachometer and speedometer out of a real live car, spliced together a bunch of wire and USB cables, and managed to come up with this Frankensteinian contraption that hooks into a computer to provide an even more realistic driving experience. How he did this, we've got no clue, but we're in awe. He no doubt has one of those fancy gaming wheels, complete with paddle shifters and/or a clutch on the floor, so this is quite the addition to an already realistic situation.

The conversation in the You Tube comments lead us to believe that the maker may be going to market with this most marvelous of car/computer hacks, and that other upgrades are in store for it.

Follow the jump to see a video of the gauge package in action.

[Source: Gizmodo]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think he took the guts of a Logitech G15 gaming keyboard (which has an SDK available for running the display) and hooked it up to some gauges somehow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Always nice to see Live For Speed get media-time :)

      Its possible because LFS outputs all telemetry information in real time as of a few months ago, was a great feature for the devs to add, seen a lot of these type of rigs lately (including some more neatly done ones)
      • 8 Years Ago
      someone needs a girlfriend. or at least a pet goat.