What does Your Driver Station Look like?


#1

I was looking to update our driver station and was wondering what everyone else is using.
Currently we are using a 17" laptop and an external monitor for vision. What does yours look like?

What material?

How long?

How tall?

External monitor?

Controllers/ Joysticks?

Extra buttons?


#2

Last I checked, it looked like a small laptop (with Velcro™ on the bottom) and a game pad.


#3

the coolest drive station we had was an 8020 rectangle with plexiglass on the top, a monitor mounted on the base, a laptop Velcroed™ to the base, and a long pole with my GoPro at the top tethered to the monitor.


#4

Slap some LED lights on it and It’s a banger


#5

When the driver uses an xbox or other handheld controller, a lot like @MrForbes’ above.
3946 also has a wooden unit, about 30" long and 12" deep that attaches to the hook and loop below. Joysticks mount at either end (more hook and loop?), with a riser of about 4" in the middle with another set of hook and loop to secure the bottom of the laptop.


#6

We used to use a heavy wooden one and switched to this last year. Its made from 1in and 3/4in box tube welded together with a piano hinge and 1/4in Lexan on top. Yes it does have LED’s (Team number lights up in back cut out of diamond plate).



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#7

The sides fold up in order to allow you to hold it by the ‘legs’ of the joystick platforms.


#8

Don’t you mean hook and loop tape? haha


#9

We use Velcro™ brand hook and loop tape. You can use whatever brand you prefer.


#10

Our 2018 driver station was fairly tame, but I think we may be dusting off the 2016 driver station this season.

We elevated our laptop using a DJ laptop stand to get the display closer to drivers’ eye level.