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Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive a Semi Truck? Do you love computer simulation games? Then we have the perfect piece of hardware for you.
We’d like to introduce you to the ‘SKRS’ an Eaton Fuller Styled 18 Speed Transmission Shifter Knob for the PC. Currently compatible with the Thrustmater TH8RS,TH8A, The Logitech G25, G27 and G29 and the Fanatec ClubSport Shifter Series.
We didn’t just 3D print a replica of the real thing, this is the real thing. This is the actual shifter for 18 Speed Eaton Fuller Transmission. Unfortunately for us simmers these shifters were designed to work with pneumatic hoses and not electric cables. So we decided to modify the shifter to send signals to a USB interface. At first we tried demolishing the shifter and replacing the levers with micro toggle switches. Though they worked, it still didn’t feel like the real thing. So we came up with a design that left the shifter intact, bearings grease and all.
We have a great product already so why do we need your help? Well, we don’t have our own USB interface. Our current prototype is working off the insides of a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick. When we ship your shifter you will be able to choose the shifter without a USB interface, if you would like to hook it up to your own controller or other USB interface, or we will provide one for you, which at this stage will be a USB joystick controller board.
This campaign will help to fund our own custom USB interface boards to streamline the production process and overall bring the price down and hide the board inside the sleeve for a professional look. It will also help us grow as a company to provide other solutions for simulation hardware.
Currently we are going to focus on truck simulation hardware and will eventually come out with other products, but that doesn’t mean we will only stick with truck simulators.
If you can spread the word on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, you would be doing us a huge favor! The more people we can reach, the stronger the simulating community becomes.
You can also donate or choose one of our rewards to be the first to receive the shifter. You are not just helping CSIO Technologies but the truck simulation community as we all benefit from making the experience more real.
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