by NickStick

An open source ESP32 motor driver development board for brushless motors

Oct 19, 2020

Swarmdrive using the AS5048B rotary encoder

Good news from PCBWay, the two pre-production boards with the new silkscreen layer are on its way. Hopefully next week I can share some images. In the meantime, let’s have a look at the AS5048 rotary encoder, one of many choices for having a closed loop BLDC motor implementation. Read the full update.

Oct 13, 2020

ESP-NOW peer-to-peer communication

In this update, we show you the basics of setting up peer-to-peer communication between SwarmDrives. Read the full update for all the details and code samples. Read the full update.

Oct 05, 2020

Swarmdrive Remote Control Tutorial, and New Silkscreen

This week I would like to show how you could lay the foundation for remote control of a SwarmDrive with the onboard ESP32, and, while awaiting the outcome of this campaign with excitement, I decided to start a small preliminary production run. This is needed to verify a few minor changes, one of them being the addition of the SwarmDrive logo to the silkscreen, but also some minor adjustments of some tracks. Read the full update.

Sep 29, 2020

Launch Announcement!

First of all, thank you for your interest in SwarmDrive. I hope it will enable you to enter the fascinating world of BLDC motors what I like to call "The Easy Way". For me it did! As you might have read on the SwarmDrive website, I started this project because I felt that there should be a better way to get going with this interesting technology. Read the full update.

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Majodi (the owner of NickStick BV) is a technology enthusiast and entrepreneur with a broad background in technology related ventures. This includes software as well as hardware related development of products and services.

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