First of all quite impressed by Odrive project and would like to use it in a project im working on. Due to size constraints im planning to design a custom pcb based of of v3.4 and possibly for a single motor. Since v3.5+ versions is not available ( reason here), the plan was to incorporate the changes/improvements from the changelog documents. then i thought why just stop there , and change the driver DRV8301 to a fancier version DRV8353. also might design it Kicad as anyone can use it though i like altium. having said this i have a couple of questions:
- should i be expecting major changes in the firmware by switching the driver IC or will it be some minor changes. or in other words, is it worth the hassle to change the driver IC.
- i would like to make the design opensource. but as described in the link above, the knockoffs of it will affect the Odrive Team and indirectly the project as in general. what should be the best way to support the community?