I'm creating a shotgun-type controller for virtual reality applications. I am interested in creating a sense of recoil when the trigger is pulled. I understand that it is not possible to get anywhere near the power of actual gun blow back. I simply want to know which motor type (and possible size) to use to be able to create something that just gives a sense of the gun reacting to the firing mechanism.
I have seen som examples of arcade guns using 12v solenoids the simulate this phenomenon. I wondering if there are alternate approaches to do something similar? Other motor types (maybe vibrations units)?
As the controller (shotgun dummy) will be fairly large in relation to arcade handguns, I'm thinking the force will have to be larger in order to even be felt(?).
Any ideas are more than welcome. Thanks.