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by Josh Hess
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Project Files
Topic: Loaded Vanguard Deck 3D Model
Replies: 3
Views: 4990

Loaded Vanguard Deck 3D Model

The attached Zip Files contains both STL and STEP files for the model:
Loaded Vanguard 38 Inch Deck.zip

Loaded Vanguard 42 Inch Deck.zip


Here are the SolidWorks part files as well:
Vanguard Decks Solidworks Parts.rar
by Josh Hess
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Website News and Announcements
Topic: Registration Error Resolved!
Replies: 0
Views: 4608

Registration Error Resolved!

For some time, users were experiencing issues registering. The issue has now been isolated and eliminated.
See here for more info: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39

- Josh
by Josh Hess
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Website Reports
Topic: User Registration Error
Replies: 0
Views: 5183

User Registration Error

For a while now, there have been issues with the user registration forum working correctly. It sometimes would return an error saying "The submitted forum is invalid. Try again later." This error has occurred for a few different reasons. The first one was because I was using an outdated te...
by Josh Hess
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6338

Re: Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch

While testing the existing anti spark switch on its own, I experienced a failure. The mosfet circuit seems to have gotten stuck shut and will no longer respond to switch presses. Due to this newly discovered unreliability, I will be making my own anti-spark portion of this circuit and have it pcb'd ...
by Josh Hess
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Extending Brushless Motor Leads
Replies: 0
Views: 3815

Extending Brushless Motor Leads

Working on my longboard project, I had to extend the three power leads from my motors. I thought this would be a fairly easy thing to do, however, it turned out to not be so easy. I found out that the leads were made up of twisted enamled copper wire (the same that the coils were made of) and this m...
by Josh Hess
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22771

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

After about a month of research and collaboration, I have excellent news! I have been working with someone on the feather BLE module and we have successfully flashed and tested firmware with central mode functionality!!! :D :D :D We used an existing stack (heartbeat) used for fitness devices and was...
by Josh Hess
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22771

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

Since the last update, a few things have happened. I continued tweaking the remote housing so it feels better in the hand. The most notable change was its thickness was increased by 4mm for a total of about 19mm. The external and internal chamfers were adjusted for both a better feel and added stren...
by Josh Hess
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6338

Re: Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch

I drew up a rough schematic of the circuit as shown below: image.jpeg The next step is finding components with proper ratings. The main two to note are the mosfet and the voltage regulator. The mosfet has to be able to switch at least 60v at low amperage while the voltage regulator has to regulate t...
by Josh Hess
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 6338

Soft Latching Circuit for Anti-Spark Switch

As I am progressing forward with my longboard build, I am finding more and more areas to improve. One of these areas is the power switching system. A typical electric vehicle of any kind will have an anti spark switch. This is a solid state circuit that will slowly provide current to the motor contr...
by Josh Hess
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Arduino VESC Remote
Replies: 20
Views: 22771

Re: Arduino VESC Remote

I began working on some code for testing purposes. I made a little program to measure the hall effect sensor and battery and display info about them on the screen. Here is a video of the remote running the test program: 1jJkVAt6YOw Most of the code is modified from examples I found online. I also in...

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