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Backerthebiker
Backerthebiker • Feb 27, 2017

Steering Wheel Mounted Throttle Button

Hello Everyone,

I'm working with a highschool team, building an electric race car for competition this spring. We want to improve our accelerator button in the car, and we're looking for ideas how to do this. The button is a simple on/off button, and needs to be mounted on the steering wheel.

The current steering wheel is shaped like a U, and the button is on the top of the right hand side of the U. So you push the button down to power the car. This isn't very ergonomic, and after awhile your thumb goes numb, so we're looking for something more natural to hold in for long periods of time.

I just stumbled across this place, and thought it looked like there might be some good ideas out there. If anyone can point me to some better ideas for steering wheel-mounted buttons, I would appreciate it! Thanks in-advance for any help!
Have you considered some kind of grip switch?
grip switch - Google Search
Backerthebiker
Backerthebiker • Feb 28, 2017
A.V.Ramani
Have you considered some kind of grip switch?
grip switch - Google Search
Excellent! That's what I was thinking of, but couldn't come up with the right terminology. Thank You!

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