Actuator is ready for testing with the ESC!

A project log for Modified ESC for Bidirectional BLDC Control

A cheap alternative to more expensive BLDC controllers, where only simple operation is required. More features may be added as required.

AnthroboticsAnthrobotics 02/16/2021 at 20:020 Comments

It's been a long time since the last update, but we are finally ready for some real-world testing!

We have a completed actuator to test with the modified ESC, including the onboard absolute contactless encoder. This way we can implement position control on the motor-side of things, with the eventual goal of having a second encoder somewhere on the output side (say on a joint or chain and sprocket).

Stay tuned for a demo in the next couple of weeks!

Here is a video on the actuator undergoing testing with the ODrive motor controller. We will make a video comparing the ODrive to our modified bidirectional ESC once we get a stable position control method implemented.