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
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
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
@madcowswe, is there any update on this feature?
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.
Fantastic! I’ll keep an eye on it.
Looks like 0.3.6 is released! If I order today will the device I receive be loaded with this firmware?
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.
So if I put in an order now I’ll get the first of the 3.5 batch, correct?
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.
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?
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
- Ground planes: 4 layer board
- Logic side planes are GND, AGND
- Power side planes are PGND, DC_BUS
- GPIO 6,7,8
- Two channel DIP switch:
- Actuate BOOT0 pin to enter bootloader
- Connect/disconnect CAN termination resistor
- Optional RC filters on step/dir/en and UART lines: GPIO 1,2,6,7,8.
- Two GND pins on J3
- 5V pin on J2
- Moved DVDD cap from AGND to GND
- Moved GPIO_5 to PC4
- Board voltage determined by stickers (not silkscreen)
- DC_CAL signals
- AUX current sense amplifier
- Clearance of shunt resistor kelvin connections now enforced with net-tie
- Silkscreen on J2 VCC -> 3.3V
Speaking of which, this is fresh off the LitePlacer and will see first boot tomorrow ;D
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Also ordered. Thanks for the update!