A working ESC! kinda...

March 13, 2024

Hello friends,

We seem to have got our ESC working!

With the new low voltage rail power source, we got the ESC working again and we were able to get the motor spinning. :D

We added our reacation wheel to the motor and it was initially working, but eventually some capacitors on the ESC blew up. :(

This ended up shorting 1/3 of our MOSFETs, so the ESC is officailly dead.
We are now using our backup ESC.

We have a fuse and zener diode to protect our components from serious damage.

We are also looking to using a smaller reaction wheel that will have a lower MOI to make things easier on our ESC.