What a ride ! In April last year (2018) @Saxxon66 started with the first prototype design of the SFX system. Working with @J.R they optimised the initial platform – it didn’t take them long to realise that there was a lot potential in the system. They wanted to share it with the world whilst not becoming overwhelmed, 2 guys alone couldn’t do it. The next step was to grow to a larger core team of 4 all with various sim racing, real racing and engineering backgrounds. They only needed 3 months of refinement, testing and it was then opened up for public release in September.
The owners discord was formed, github wiki published, files made accessible. People who had the DIY skills started building their own SFX-100 systems all over the world. Each builder completing their system, then in turn helping and supporting others as more builds were completed, the snow ball effect began picking up! It would be fair to say @saxxon66 and the rest of the team are really happy with the result.
Furthering that growth we’ve now got a native english speaker @SteelEyedMissleMan onboard to handle all the project documentation & media – as the rest of the team is German, writing up documentation and answering questions in predominantly English forums is both time consuming and takes away from their valuable time they could be tinkering. And let’s face it, we saw what happened when they got to tinker.
This new website is the first step – everything has been copied across from the wiki, with a bit of extra content, an indepth SimFeedback tutorial, updating shopping list links, and even a trouble shooting section (which actually could be just 3 words “check your wiring”!). Over time as we see things crop up on the forums will update the docs, add english voiceovers to videos, put new videos together – all to help guide new builders. You can PM @SteelyEyedMissleMan of the respective forums or on the discord to point items out. We also want to showcase all of your cool rigs with SFX units – so don’t be shy, send us photos and we’ll get them online.
The SFX Project team