Please Take My Money!


#1

Just a little encouragement. I’m waiting on the sidelines until it is possible to reflash via USB then I’m buying in. I’m sure there are a lot of other people like me who don’t want to go down the “setup-the-dev-environment” rabbit hole. I did this with early VESC but it’s so much more civilized to be able to push a button in a UI…

So once you hit that milestone I predict a big jump in sales :slight_smile:

Thanks!

DougM


#2

Thank you for the encouragement! I have also heard from other channels the same, so this is indeed a high priority milestone.
Thanks for your support ;D


#3

I’m super excited about this - I have a giant CNC machine (Bertha 2) that is running on steppers only because servos are so expensive. I worked on an electric longboard project a couple of summers ago so I have a whole box full of (probably incredibly overpowered) outrunners ready to go :slight_smile:


#4

@madcowswe, is there any update on this feature?

Thanks,


#5

Yep! We have a DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) over USB feature ready, and we also have the ability to set all settings over USB, and store them to Non Volatile Memory: so no compiling should be nessecary. These features are expected to be released in firmware version 0.3.6, which I expect will be in a week or two. You can check for them here.


#6

Fantastic! I’ll keep an eye on it.

DougM


#7

Looks like 0.3.6 is released! If I order today will the device I receive be loaded with this firmware?

Thanks,

DougM


#8

Yes all boards v3.5 and newer will be preloaded with the latest firmware, or at least provided with a way to very easily upgrade the firmware.

Unfortunately we just sold out of ODrive v3.4, and v3.5 won’t be ready for several weeks.


#9

So if I put in an order now I’ll get the first of the 3.5 batch, correct?


#10

Hm I don’t think the website will let you put in an order, it will just say it’s sold out. I will make a preorder available as soon as I know v3.5 is ready for production and I have a leadtime.


#11

Okay, preorders are now taken here:


#12

I’d like to put in a preorder too, but I can’t find a changelog or something similar for V3.5. Is there one up yet?


#13

Ah yeah I haven’t published it yet since we havn’t finished validation, and we don’t need people getting issues before we even finished with that. Anyway, subject to change with final version:

[3.5] - UNRELEASED

Added

Changed

  • Moved DVDD cap from AGND to GND
  • Moved GPIO_5 to PC4
  • Board voltage determined by stickers (not silkscreen)

Removed

  • DC_CAL signals
  • AUX current sense amplifier

Fixed

  • Clearance of shunt resistor kelvin connections now enforced with net-tie
  • Silkscreen on J2 VCC -> 3.3V

#14

Speaking of which, this is fresh off the LitePlacer and will see first boot tomorrow ;D


#15

Ordered!

also, how do you like the LitePlacer?


#16

Also ordered. Thanks for the update!


#17

The hardware is decent, especially with the ODrive upgrade. The LitePlacer software is almost not usable; I will try OpenPnP for the next prototype run.