Electric skate longboards are normally really expensive.
The idea is to use the tapas board as an ESC controller for an affordable electric longboard/skateboard.
Beside using tapas as an ESC, the target is to create a description how to use tapas and other standard components (Battery, RC-Remote, control, 3D printed housing) for the board.
The target is to give te community the possibility to build up as quick and easy as possible such a board.
This solution includes: control board, power electronics and addition a 3D printable housing.
The housing is suitable for all system parts: battery, cruise control and power electronics.
This manual/software/hardware should be open source. Therefor it is available for the DIY community.
So everybody can be easily and quickly build the own electric longboard. Electronics and software are covered by tapas. Here is a sample program to be stored on git/tapas community forum and free to download. For the wiring and selection of the other system components, there should be a guideline/list online.
To use the Tapas-board as the esc (electronic speed controller) the board has to fulfill some
-Save the battery: Do not allow deep discharge (Voltage limit/check)
-Do control:E.g. torque control the system minimum shock (ruck)
-Recuperation of breaking energy in battery
- Use standard RC-Remote control for drive/speed/stop command
Advantage to use Tapas:
-control all system parts with only one pcb
-plug and play, fast installation
-start a community based on one esc (every electric board project has a different esc and controller. There is no way to improve or share code or optimizations in the community)
Tapas can be the game changer.
-dedicated hardware platform: (maybe the beginning of an open source project analog to the open pilot project-->nice software for quadcopters)
This idea will get a TAPAS dev kit.