I understand you have built an incredible controller in a very short time. I also understand that there are a few people who have some very unique requirements. It is your choice if you want to send something out for field testing which will overjoy 95% of the people or continue to develop your software ad infinitum? We are now ready with a variety of motors to do a lot of work and provide you with feedback, if this is what you wish.
Well I thought it was finished last wednesday but then I saw the post from Hugues about his big bear chopper. I followed
the link in that post to the Kelly controller he wants to use. Reading through its specs I realized the only thing I was missing w.r.t.
the $1200 Kelly was reverse... so I decided to add it as well. And with reverse comes the problem of what to do when
reverse is selected when still moving forward, so I decided to put in an automatic regen option for this.
Adding something like reverse seems simple (the actual reverse is only 1 instruction) but it has to be integrated correctly
so that it also works over CAN bus in a multi-motor setup, a menu items have to be added etc etc.
But it's done now, I'm not adding any more features (for now
). I want to sit on it for one or 2 weeks to run tests and to make sure
that everything works as it should. I don't want the "oh #@$%@ I forgot such and such" thought 3 hours after mailing the
, I prefer not to ship IC's back and forth 3 times.
Before then I'll have the schematic finished so you can start soldering everything together, just use a standard 40 pins DIL
socket where the IC is supposed to go.