🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Exploration of the possibilities of a vector controlled motor

During my electric motor courses, I was wondering how to implement vector control for a motor controller in real life. I'll try to do this. Of course, I'll share my findings with the community on the forum and by writing an Instructable.


Benefits if completed:

- Gain knowledge on vector control strategies

- Share the knowledge with the world and make vector controls easy to understand (or a little)




- 1 3f motor

- current sensors

- voltage sensors

- Raspberry Pi

- power source

- safety equipment like fuses


Step by step guide:

- Start with understanding the needs of vector control (computing power, hardware etc)

- Order a motor, a Raspberry Pi and the sensors

- Program the Raspberry Pi, preferably in Python (could be Python is too slow)

- Build a setup to control the motor with switches and potentiometers (speed)

- Run the motor

- Share the knowledge


The Raspberry Pi drives the TAPAS board, which will drive the motor. Sensors feed information to the RPI which adjusts the TAPAS parameters (if it works in this way).


Like I said in the comments, I am finishing my masters thesis right now so I'm quite busy but I really wanted to share this idea. Anyone else can use this idea and develop it but I'll definitely try.

  • Michiel Jonckheere
  • May 29 2018
  • Arun Ashok commented
    May 30, 2018 09:06

    Hi Michiel,

    Please give us detailed technical specifications,  implementation plan and how you plan to use the TAPAS board in your project.

    Best Regards,

    Arun @Tapas team

  • Michiel Jonckheere commented
    May 31, 2018 16:00

    Hi Arun,

    Sure! I am working on my masters thesis tonight but I'll try to update the post tomorrow.

    Actually, I don't know for sure if I can finish the TAPAS project before the deadline but this idea could contribute something to the community so I shared the idea.

    Kind regards,

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