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Designer Elliot's drive to gaming success

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

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A MILWICH entrepreneur is thought to be the first person in the UK to design a full driving simulator for use with games consoles.

Eliot Broomfield, 41, pictured above, was inspired to create the machine after becoming frustrated at the quality of similar devices on the international market.

Mr Broomfield said: "I really wanted a more realistic driving experience on my Playstation - something similar to that which you find in an arcade.

"I looked on the internet and felt the kind of thing already out there was over-priced and looked very flimsy - so I decided to make my own.

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"After designing and constructing the product I brought it out one night for a party and it was really popular.

"People said they were blown away by how close to real driving it was and said I ought to make more of them.

"Unlike many other racing seats on the market it is fully adjustable. This means the frame, the steering wheel mount, the pedal platform are all adjustable, to provide you with a comfortable and realistic driving experience.

"Once you have finished your gaming session, this frame folds away to become a very compact piece of equipment that can be stored away easily."

The simulator is just one the products available from Ebfab - Mr Broomfield's new business - which also sells various wrought iron products such as wine racks which support bottles at a 45 degree angle - ensuring the cork remains wet.

Bespoke products such as plant holders, garden ware, homeware, and fireside products are also available.

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