We dismantle Microsoft Wireless Steering Wheel today to realize the inside structure.
Microsoft Wireless Steering Wheel.The middle of Microsoft Wireless Steering Wheel is a hole cover screws and just for nice appearance. The four large holes in the middle of Microsoft Wireless Steering Wheel is screw holes connect to rotation axis.
Steering Wheel is separated with rotation axis.
Rotation axis is made of white plastic, and there is a hole in the middle for cables, connecting with steering wheel through four screws.
The inside of Microsoft Wireless Steering Wheel, including four circuit motherboard, force feedback motors, transmission gears and precision adjustable resistors.
One of circuit motherboard, it shows that made in Microsoft, steering wheel buttons are connected to this circuit board.
Another circuit boards is responsible for precision adjustable, circuit board and other control buttons.
To third and fourth circuit board, power indicator light and wireless switch button are welding in the middle , the side circuit board is connecting with the battery box.
This is precision adjustable potentionmeter, white plastic is to transform steering wheel roration information to gear-coupled potentiometer adjustments then resulting direction of change.
Close-up force feedback motor.
Precision adjustable potentiometer after dismantled. For steering wheel spindle gears relatively large compare to potentiometer switch, potentionmeter just in the middle and stagger a tooth bit, so steering wheel can not be located in center.
Make two screw holes of potentionmeter longer, and can adjust a certain angle in installation to exactly in centered when steering wheel in standby time.