As I was E-Skating yesterday (third ride) I went out of brakes when riding downhill thank god i dint have the both vesc connected!
I was riding at roughly 20km or 25km, I tried to brake but the vesc would answer so the only thing that I came with was to throw me out of the board… Couple a scratch but it could be worst…
So I drawn a sketch of an emergency brake. cause I ain’t wanna have another episode like this one.
I may have missed out on something so any recommendation is welcomed!
The bended plate and the pedal are made from 3/16 in. steel.
The brake pedal is going to exceed like 2.25 in. from the board.
The rubber bumper is gonna make contact on the concrete the instead of my arm;) much like a Rollerblade brake
For proportions the tube is a dia 1inch x 16ga thick…
I was planning to position it right behind my right foot. (as seen in the image)
Two holes are needed on the board
I added a button to my regular board that i can reach with my foot. It engages a light brake that won’t throw me off the board and completely overwrites anything my remote is doing.
I’m using a selfmade arduino remote, but you could probably add such a thing with a small Arduino between your rx and the VESC.
I’ve been toying with various options for front disc brakes. One idea was to use an electromagnet that would be attracted to the disc, with a pad in between, upon activation. But the electromagnet did not have enough pulling power for a reasonable size. My other thought is to use a stepper motor with decent torque to rotate an arm-with-pad that pushes on the disc. Or have the stepper motor pull on a tension cable of a standard brake system. Any other thoughts would be much appreciated!
Well making a power slide in a city is a sounds bit risky but i’m new to mtb so maybe with practice i’m gonna master the skill.(use to snowboarding / skateboarding & wake)
With my brake system the idea was to slightly remove my foot about 60% & press gently the brakes with my heel…
& with the brakes being at the back of the board I think it will not eject me (theoretically)
If I decide to produce the brake I will start to test smoothly 5km 10km 15km … & so on…
Off course the disk brake system is very good thing to have but a bit expensive and wired up.
I only want to use brake as a last resort when riding in the city.
If I start going on mountains I am for sure gonna buy the disk brake solution.
Now why the board stop braking when I was riding down a hill 20% slope.
Maybe the remote? I configured my vesc using tutorial i’m certainly not a pro
The thing is that it could happen with the belt, the remote, the vesc, the motor so I really want a reliable system that is gonna work independently when needed…
Thanks for taking the time to respond