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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

    Jun 4, 2021
    Web Designer, MSFS Scenery Designer
    Toronto, Canada
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, Arduino
    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

    Jun 9, 2021
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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?