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March 24, 2017 AT 10:10 am

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 his forums, 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)

A few videos below – or skip straight to Vedder’s blog documentation at this point.

Here’s a long video about all the connections, including demonstrating the nunchuk controller while riding (~6:05):

And an interesting video of riding on a skateboard with relevant data overlay:

Read more here on VESC, open-source electronic speed controller.

[Also thanks Jake for reminding us about this project!]


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