I’m working on building the MIT Racecar. It uses a Traxxas Slash 4x4 chassis. The car has a 360deg LIDAR, an RGB Depth camera (zed camera) and an IMU as sensors. The goal is to teach it to drive autonomously indoors and outdoors. One crucial element for me is accurate odometry.
The MIT team replaces the stock ESC with a VESC for better control. I’m thinking if the ODrive might be suitable too?
Right now, I plan to use sensored BLDC motors for accurate low-speed control of motors. I’ve shortlisted 3 from castle creations:
Could you guys give me your opinion on if these motors will drive a 10lbs car on a 2S battery? I’m looking at a top speed of 15kmph.
I plan to use the VESC and do a comparison with the ODrive when I get all my stuff in the following weeks. Maybe I can help add some sensored motor logic to ODrive…