Search found 143 matches

by s28400
Jul 07 2016 7:35pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Soft Latching Switch for Anti Spark Circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Soft Latching Switch for Anti Spark Circuit

I have recently been playing around with some soft latching circuits and I have successfully interfaced one with the APS anti spark switch. I did a detailed post about it here: http://www.radicalcreation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36 I am planning on posting the schematic once complete. Let ...
by s28400
Jul 05 2016 9:08am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Good Source of Steel Timing Pulleys for Motors?
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Good Source of Steel Timing Pulleys for Motors?

Yeah Aluminum will probably hold up alright. I wanted steel because the motor pulley will see about double the rotations as the wheel.
by s28400
Jul 04 2016 2:53pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Good Source of Steel Timing Pulleys for Motors?
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Good Source of Steel Timing Pulleys for Motors?

Hey guys, I am trying to find some steel 15 tooth htd 5m 15mm wide pulleys for my APS motor. I think that APS normally is able to supply pulleys but they are out of stock right now and will be for a few months. I know enertion sells their steel pulleys but the bore is 8mm and I need 10mm. I could bo...
by s28400
Jul 04 2016 1:01pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: R-Spec Motor thread size?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

R-Spec Motor thread size?

Does anyone know what size thread is used in the R-Spec mounting holes?
Cheers!
by s28400
Jul 02 2016 8:04pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Looks great Gecko! I love the menu swipe system. For the buttons I think three is the perfect amount. I designed my housing to have the two above the screen (for menu navigation and power on/off functions) and the trigger for a safety engage to ride but also an enter button when in configuration mod...
by s28400
Jul 02 2016 5:59pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

The display should be fine running through the regulator. The regulator is rated up to 500ma (not continuous) but the oled display only draws about 40ma on average. That's a good idea with the pin. I never thought of that but I don't see isn't problem with doing it that way. I will look into testing...
by s28400
Jul 01 2016 9:55pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

If we tie everything to the 3v pin on the feather, there is a way to kill that voltage. Then it would just be the microcontroller itself running. See here:https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-feather-m0-wifi-atwinc1500/power-management#enable-pin Since it says pull to ground, it might require a small...
by s28400
Jul 01 2016 8:52pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Yes. Both the test program and the calibration code are for the feather. Basically the calibration would be a routine that is only activated if the board is not moving and the user holds down buttons in a certain way. Special care will be taken to ensure this routine is not accidentally activated wi...
by s28400
Jul 01 2016 2:08pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

I personally also prefer the fram just because it is smaller and makes more sense. As far as turning it on and off is concerned, either a switch could be added in line with the battery, or more ideally we could have the feather go into a very low power mode and turn off all peripheral devices. I'm n...
by s28400
Jun 30 2016 6:22pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Right, well I just put together an excel sheet to keep track for now. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzqjX7 ... 1jajQ/view
by s28400
Jun 30 2016 4:10pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Alright, so I updated the housing and it does much better with drop tests. I also added a mounting point for a wrist strap (although I will be revisiting it to make it sealed). There were many minor fixes that had to be done after the posts were beefed up and that's why it took me so long. Here is t...
by s28400
Jun 30 2016 9:45am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

@Gecko Ok cool. Oh right, that makes sense. Is there any way we can used the memory on the controller or add more without an extra arduino?
by s28400
Jun 29 2016 4:47pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Here is the BLE Guide: https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B8SUHnnHaP-aQnhFOWFsVzRyamM&export=download I will read through it and try to work some examples. Anyone else who has and or is getting a feather, take a look at it too. Edit: Also something I just saw gave me an idea for the future. So to co...
by s28400
Jun 29 2016 4:34pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Wow, thanks for all the replies! :D I did a few drop tests and noticed some problems. I have modified the model and am printing it now. It should be done within the hour! Here is the change log and I will release a more in depth update with tests once the print finishes: https://www.radicalcreation....
by s28400
Jun 28 2016 2:31pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Alright, I updated the model and 3d printed it. I wrote up a little report here: http://www.radicalcreation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=35&p=68#p68 There is also a video of the new features. @Pimousse Yeah we could do that, bluetooth is nice because it pairs so there is no concern of some...
by s28400
Jun 28 2016 9:48am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

@Pimousse Awesome! It's great to have another member on this project!
by s28400
Jun 27 2016 6:42pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Yes I believe bluetooth can only have one connection at a time. In fact I think the new boosted board actually has two blue tooth receivers on the board so you can connect a phone and tx at same time. Maybe we could do something like that. Also something we should look into is some kind of encryptio...
by s28400
Jun 27 2016 3:23pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Oh I see. Yeah I think an app would be awesome but I think it'd be nice to have info and the ability to change predefined modes on the remote as well. A lightweight vesc config tool in the phone app would be really awesome too like you said before. I don't think the information should be stored on t...
by s28400
Jun 27 2016 1:12pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

The smart phone is a terrible idea from a safety standpoint. I actually helped develop one last year and I can tell you it is scary to use. You need to have mechanical components especially for the throttle control.
by s28400
Jun 27 2016 1:09pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Oh yeah, I guess I forgot about that SD card. Also their color oled displays have as card holders. Perhaps this could work? Plus we would have color! https://www.adafruit.com/products/1673?gclid=Cj0KEQjwncO7BRC06snzrdSJyKEBEiQAsUaRjJ0V8DE3MTkMrFdes77j9AihoqUYUuCVPJh4VjwnRQYaAkYK8P8HAQ I could see ab...
by s28400
Jun 26 2016 8:57am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

Yes, thanks for the honesty. So of course it isn't going to conform to your hand like the nun chuck will but it is a trade off. The nun chuck would never fit in your pocket comftorablly where as this will. Also the nunchuck's size restricts the battery to a small capacity. I agree with your comments...
by s28400
Jun 25 2016 9:14pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

lmao, glad you like it. I still have some work to do with it before it is perfect. I'm letting a bunch of people hold it and use it to see what they think as far as ergonomics are concerned. So far so good. You know I might sell the housings as a kit for those who don't have access to a good 3d prin...
by s28400
Jun 24 2016 11:22pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

An update with the housing! Check it out!


Let me know what you guys think. I am going out of town this weekend so I'll continue work next week.
by s28400
Jun 23 2016 5:22pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl
Replies: 263
Views: 40314

Re: OpenSource Remote for VESC ArduBoardControl

So it begins!
image.jpeg
image.jpeg (73.68 KiB) Viewed 2275 times
image.jpeg
image.jpeg (106.6 KiB) Viewed 2275 times