Hi Builders, we are proud to announce that from now on, the website www.vesc-project.com is online! It took a very long time time to get to this point, but we think it was worth to taking the time. The project now rests on solid foundations to build upon, easing things in future.
What can you expect? You can access the VESC-Tool download and the forum, other sections will follow soon. Beside a good start into the week you will be able to use the new FW 3.27 with your 4.xx hardware. Your 4.xx will still be a 4.xx, but FOC is a lot better and all the new features, like the input wizards and throttle curves, are available. Note that this update won’t make HW 4.x more robust against broken DRVs for certain motors, so if you had problems with a motor and HW 4.x before it is likely to remain.
VESC-Tool is available in various versions. They are all perfectly the same except one tiny detail: If you choose to contribute financially to the growths of the project, you will be granted a status according to your donation. A polished logo and special thanks will always remind you of your big-hearted decision to support the project. A status version of VESC® Tool can be upgraded for 6 months without loosing the status badge.
Users of the original hardware can download VESC® Tool Original, entering a code for access that will be supplied with your hardware purchase.
Users of hardware not having a bootloader installed will profit from using VESC-Tool. Benjamin added a bootloader upload tab that can be found under the firmware section. This way you will be able to use the new firmware without the need to install a bootloader via a st-link programmer. Your USB connection does the job!
The first time you upload the new firmware to a HW4.xx ESC you must select the correct hardware version in VESC Tool, as the old firmware does not tell VESC Tool which hardware version it is. After the first update the hardware will be selected automatically.
Please visit the forum on the vesc-project website and read through the sticky threads in the beta section - especially this one: http://www.vesc-project.com/node/82 Third party hardware and software, such as bluetooth modules and apps, should only be used if the distributor confirms the safe usage in combination with the new FW! Check first, then use!