Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hoverboard hack for electric skateboard

Hoverboard hubmotor ZRT Raspberry Pi Board Just finished a hoverboard hack into a skateboard and need to find better controllers. Has anyone built a ZRT board, or hacked the hoverboard, or used 2 Vescs with two remotes, or one combo remote for zeroT? Has anyone actually done position control with a BLDC motor with the Vesc controller? If anyone is useing a raspberry Pi on board I was wondering if they have figured out how to run the Vesc software on it? Also I now use 2 Pi's since I can't figure out how to reliably make one Pi be both a WiFi hotspot and a client at the same time. Right now, one Pi is the hotspot and gets internet via a short ethernet from the second Pi which is a WiFi client. Anyone interested in this please let me know and I will upload more details. thanks John@hewitt123.com some pics before adding second Pi, and casters for ZRT

3 comments:

  1. Dam you beat me to it. I had the same idea but no time to finish. What type of controller are you using? I have the motors set up on my test bench and can get them to spin with the original motherboard and both daughterboards(sensor boards). When I use only one daughterboard connected to both sides of the motherboard the wheels rotate in opposite directions. Any insight you have would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Colin

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  2. Hi Colin, sorry for the late response. I prototyped with 30dollar electricscooterparts.com controllers, they blew up when tried to do real reversing, only had slow speed reverse. I moved to the VESC controllers which can handle braking and reverse and such, but every remote control method, RF, numchuck, etc. gave rough start with the big hubmotors, so I am using direct DtoA control from the raspberry Pis. Good news is now I have 10 inch prototype for an exoskeleton handlebot using Ozzmaker inertial sensors and google voice control, sort of https://plus.google.com/115226830543207487087

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