Car seat as a chair / Audi A8 Seat

Discussion in 'Gaming & Office Furniture' started by hotsauce2007, May 9, 2017.

  1. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    Hi,


    I´m developing one project right now, look what I´m trying to do:
    I want to build one chair using one audi a8 seat, why? Because I can set the adjustments using the commands of the seat and make it warm or cold.

    The seat has heater and ventilation, massage settings and adjustments for almost all the seat parts.

    I found one A8 seat cheap and is working as it should, but I noticed that the deep adjustments are made in the LCD panel inside of the A8, but we can set the entire seat just connecting the PHASE and NEUTRAL to one power supply that can handle with 110v to 12v and 30A

    This will work with almost all the electric seats, you just need patience and a little of help with electric diagrams.

    Here is the project and some photos:


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    Electric diagram of the Audi A8 Seat:

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    Wires and external connections for the seat


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    Project made with one seat from BMW E46





    Project made with one seat from Citroen




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    For the seat to work properly, we need to find the electrical diagram of the seat and make the connections, fortunately most of the assemblers obey a standard in the assembly / connection of the seats, where the yellow pin is for the Airbag and we should avoid the same and Airbag may be removed from the seat to prevent accidents.

    Simply plug the larger wires into a 12v and 20A or 30A power source, depending on the quality / power of your seat, if you do not want a wired chair, simply put a motorcycle battery under the chair and make a charger to plug into the socket when it is empty.

    To connect the seat without a car or motorcycle battery, we need a power supply with 110 or 127/220/240 for 12v 30A or 20A (depending on your seat and number of engines).

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    Just find the PHASE / NEUTRAL of the seat and turn on the PHASE and NEUTRAL of the source, do not forget to turn on the correct polarity, if you turn on the opposite the motors will turn in the counterclockwise direction
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    I will post more photos as soon as I finish the project.

    My entire home and projects:

    https://hardforum.com/threads/post-your-workstations-2016.1887080/page-8#post-1042912905

    Thanks


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    The seat and the bases made with stainless.

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    doing the threads for the screws.

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    Done


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    Now I will fix the support for the battery and start with the wiring
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  2. JayteeBates

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    Awesome looking little project. Keep us posted - hopefully you can get the massager working!
     
  3. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    me too, but I need a little help with wiring
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    anyone that could help me with this part?
     
  4. Liver

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    I'd get a Tesla seat. Then I could tell my wife its zero emissions. . . .
     
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  5. RAutrey

    RAutrey [H]ard|Gawd

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    I can help. PM me with specifics.
     
  6. hotsauce2007

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    Probably it will cost tons of money since tesla seat has a lot of new features, :):):)

    pm sent,
    thanks man
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  7. Liver

    Liver 2[H]4U

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    You know what I meant by no emissions, right.
     
  8. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    oh yah haha
     
  9. Bolt22

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    Cool project you have there, pal
     
  10. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    thanks man, let´s see if works...
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  11. Libertad

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    Hope it goes well, looks like it could turn out to be pretty cool!
     
  12. hotsauce2007

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  13. lcpiper

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    I just saw this and I am impressed, but I think your seat deserves a better base.

    I suggest you look at modifying the pedestal of a barber chair as a suitable base for this fine seat.

    Something like this might compliment the seat's wood grain finishing.


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  14. hotsauce2007

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    looks pretty good, the only problem is the weight and the fact that I will not be able to move it fast and quickly =[
    I´m always getting this project and moving to lan parties with friends / customers...
     
  15. lcpiper

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    requirements requirements :notworthy:
     
  16. hotsauce2007

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    if you could get a luxury car seat with built in massage that would be amazing! great job!
     
  18. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    yah

    I´m trying to power it up
     
  19. frankmansal

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    Very interesting, that has to sit better than this piece of shit DXRacer i have.
     
  20. Iratus

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    That's awesome, nice work. makes me want an Escalade seat, or screw it a rotating RV one; that's gaming in comfort.

    You could probably sell these on Etsy or similar btw.
     
  21. hotsauce2007

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    I will take a look at Etsy :)
     
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  23. Noghri2

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    Very cool chair mod. Maybe with your chair mod done, maybe replace your carpet or area rug. :p
     
  24. skeeder

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    hell of a time converting something for 12V DC to 120V AC. I'm sure it will be awesome once all sorted!
     
  25. RedWagnum

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    There you go! Seriously needed that.
     
  26. UnrulyCactus

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    Wow, this is fantastic! Great seat. I have to do something similar.
     
  27. UnrulyCactus

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    I've never sat in a DXRacer, but I was under the impression that they are high quality seats. What are your gripes about it?
     
  28. Stefan2204

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    Hey hotsauce2007,
    I am doing the same project, with the exact same chair(just a different color). I managed to power the seat, but that's about it. Can you give me a contact(e-mail or something) so I can ask you some details.
    Cheers,
    Stefan
     
  29. chokboywonda

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    Nice job.
    If you are doing this mod for gaming this would be the ultimate chair if you placed a subpac s2 inside of it.



    I am doing the opposite and in the process of putting an S2 inside my A8 chair in my A8 to enhance my audio but I may actually do this chair idea for a chair in my office. I'll wait to see your finished project and if you manage to get full functionality of it.
     
  30. hotsauce2007

    hotsauce2007 n00bie

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    sure, sent a pm for you
    =]

    Amazing project too, Iam trying to develop more buttons to control all the functions of the seat, in fact I only need some adjustments to be happy with it...