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DD-Wheel with Hoverboard Motor

Discussion in 'Direct Drive Wheels' started by Benu, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Ronan Design

    Ronan Design Roman Design - Custom MSFS Scenery

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    Is it this one? https://github.com/benjaf/hoverboard-firmware-hack-esk8
    No instructions there. I think I found the original - it is complicated. Those drivers I mentioned also accept PWM, but it looks like it's just a single PWM input for both directions. SMC3 seem to need ENA and ENB in both modes. Not sure what those are, but I think they set direction? So I have no idea if SMC3 PWM can be output in compatible mode to set direction etc. when there is no ENA/ENB wiring that I can see on those drivers, and I think not on the hacked hoverboard boards either.
  2. kashalotas825

    kashalotas825 New Member

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    So I've been researching these hoverboard DD wheels for a couple of days now, and it really seems like a great option for the price.

    So far I have picked out:
    • 6.5'' 250W 36V hoverboard motor
    • ODrive-3.5 single motor driver
    • 12V 20A power supply
    • AS5048 magnetic encoder
    Because of packaging I thought that using a magnetic encoder would be far easier than making brackets and trying to somehow attach a rotary one. I've seen multiple people go this route and I was wondering if there was a go to solution for mounting, maybe someone could provide me with some info on what would need to get drilled, about using radial magnets or a magnet ring?
  3. JavierCorrales

    JavierCorrales New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    First I hope I can keep a conversaation with my poor english.

    Now I tell you that I´ve started with this project last week. I´m "handyman" but electronic s not my business.

    ok.

    Here´s my BOM:

    1) BLDC hoverboard motor
    2)JYQD v7.32e ESC (know that´s not ideal but is what i have to start)
    3) Arduino Leonardo whith EMC software/firmware
    4) 600ppr rotary encoder.

    Yesterday I was able to make the motor work with the esc using a potenciometer. The same start with arduino and encoder communicating with PC (proved in Automobilista 2 & iRacing)

    Now (and here s my first "with a little help from my friends") I don´t know how to connect arduino pwm to ESC. I dont´t know wich pins of arduino use for that.

    Ok friends.................too much for the first time

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. enthu_dude

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    Hi,
    I have been following this thread with a lot of interest. I am planning to build a did fb wheel using 300w hoverboard bldc motor and B-G431B-ESC1 driver board. Before ordering the parts, I have a couple of questions.

    Is the firmware by @Benu for the esc1 open source ?
    Are there any alternative firmware for esc1 if we can't get @Benu's firmware ?


    Thanks
  5. Sithhy™

    Sithhy™ The big bamboozle

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    Hello. I've recently been somewhat obsessed with making my own DD wheel & stumbling upon this thread as well as the "Cousin of OSW" has been a blessing. From all the research I've done on here, it seems like you guys prefer to use a MY1016 or a hoverboard motor, but what do you think of electric scooter motors? I've seen them being quite cheap & their wattages range from 250 up to 500W with 36V, however I wasn't able to find anything regarding the amperage as it seems to be a secret for some reason :( The main upside of using such a motor is that it's even more compact than a hoverboard one & possibly even cheaper for the same specs, depending on where you will get it.

    I won't start my project anytime soon, but just wanted to know what do you guys think of it? The most popular electric scooter motor I've seen is for the Xiaomi M365 (Pro) :)