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by Josh Hess
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Building the Cavedioboard
Replies: 14
Views: 12816

Re: Building the Cavedioboard

Great Updates! Sorry I missed them, I've been rather busy recently. Regarding the jerky startup, this is normal with non-sensored motors. The VESC looks at the voltage from the magnets going past the coils for position data and without movement, it has no reference. The jerkiness you feel is the VES...
by Josh Hess
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Computer
Topic: Workstation Desktop Build
Replies: 2
Views: 5679

Re: Workstation Desktop Build

Hey Sebastian, Yes, SSD's are a must for a system of this caliber. I actually have this one here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4S83H53150&cm_re=750_ssd-_-20-167-363-_-Product installed and it screams! I have been seeing speeds of around 1GB/s transfers when copying files ...
by Josh Hess
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Building the Cavedioboard
Replies: 14
Views: 12816

Re: Building the Cavedioboard

Yes, sorry. The pins are the VESC are referred to as the PPM pins. Yes, you would use the PPM control mode. If you are planning on using an Arduino anyway and only need to send speed control to the vesc, I would not mess with writing a custom application on the VESC side as you can control the vesc ...
by Josh Hess
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Building the Cavedioboard
Replies: 14
Views: 12816

Re: Building the Cavedioboard

Hmm, that is an interesting issue with the BMS. It may have to be "reset" somehow. Perhaps even chargin the batteries to full charge will fix it. Be sure to double check your connections. You can always pull power straight off of the battery, just make sure you don't short it and set a vol...
by Josh Hess
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Building the Cavedioboard
Replies: 14
Views: 12816

Re: Building the Cavedioboard

Very nice progress! Those hub motors look very nice as well. A side note, if you don't have to run in FOC, I would stay away from it as it only complicates things. In my experience, most of my VESCs burn out the DRV chip in FOC. As far as interfacing with an Arduino is concerned, the easiest way wou...
by Josh Hess
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22772

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

Well, things moved a bit faster than I anticipated. I was able to print my trigger prototype and increment through a few revisions very quickly since the build time for it was only 10 minutes. I ended up having 4 revisions to get the print uniform and the feeling satisfactory. Here are some pictures...
by Josh Hess
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22772

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

My new tact switches came in and wow are these sensitive! When I first installed them in the remote, I didn't think it was clicking at all. I guess 1N of force is not a lot. Anyway, these may be a bit too soft so I will order some 2N and some 3N ones to play with. Also, these new switches have the s...
by Josh Hess
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22772

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

Hello bolterican,
I will send the current files over to you via direct message so you can test them out. I still have a few revisions before I release them along with the schematic and code so stay tuned for updates.
Cheers!
by Josh Hess
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22772

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

Since the last update, I have done a lot of code work. The remote now has a fully functioning menu system that is object based. I had to get a lot of help to learn how to do this as the original method I was using (array) was getting very messy. I have also made a few minor revisions to the housing ...
by Josh Hess
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Website News and Announcements
Topic: 3k Page Views!
Replies: 0
Views: 4336

3k Page Views!

Hello all, The site's homepage recently broke 3,000 page views and we now have 64 users total! This year has been a year of growth on the site in which several issues have been resolved and functionality improved. I hope to see this trend continue next year and I can't wait to see what members will ...

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