First off, I am trying to use this motor, that comes with an AS5048A absolute encoder:
I located the datasheet for the chip and soldered in some wires to attempt SPI communication and attached a ferrite ring. The setup was the same as the one located here:
Although I didn’t connect the MOSI to VDD as suggested as I wasn’t concerned with board space, and my GPIO pin of choice is 3.
Continued in comments…