Open Source Electronic Speed Controller ‘VESC’ Brushless Motor Design by Benjamin Vedder
If you’re into any combination of being a maker, skateboarder, or electronic speed controller hobbyist, you’re probably aware of Benjamin Vedder’s VESC, an open-source ESC designed for (but not limited to) electric skateboards. There are hisforums, other forums, and various websites dedicated to the culture (e.g. here and here). But if you’re not aware of Benjamin Vedder’s work, you’re about to find out how crucial it is to rideables enthusiasts! Oh yeah and it’s open source!
(BLDC Tool is available for Linux (Ubuntu shown), Mac, and Windows)
[Also thanks Jake for reminding us about this project!]
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