I am building a small power wheelchair for a child using two Flipsky VESC to control Backfire Longboard Hub Motors.
I am using the development branch of the RollingGecko/VescUartControl library to control the VESCs via an Arduino Mega. The two VESCs are each connected to a hardware serial port and using UART communications.
Whether I apply braking via SUART.setBrakeCurrent(40) via the Arduino or using the anchor icon in VESCTool I only feel a little resistance to rotation of the wheels.
I would like to be able to hold the device in place on a slope. I am new to using VESCs and would appreciate any advice.
Here are a few pictures of the device so far. Steering and maneuverability are excellent. I just need to figure out braking. Then I will add the floor, seat, rear bumper and tail lights.