Monday, October 05, 2015

What's Next 10/5/2015

What's Next: A quick look into future technology news

Planetary Exploration Missions:

5 missions are being evaluated for possible funding/approval.

The one to Psyche looks particularly interesting. It's an asteroid rendezvous mission like the ongoing Rosetta/Philae mission. But with a much bigger rock to explore.

Open Source all the things:

The VESC project is an effort towards an open source high powered ESC (Electronic Speed Control) for electric motors. Though it is a generic project that will work with many BLDC motors, it's original inception was for an electric skateboard. The great thing is there's an onboard microcontroller that can receive many many types of inputs (R/c, USB, i2c, CAN, uart), or be reprogrammed with new torque curves or whatever else you want.

Would be very useful for a future BLDC milling motor/collet project that I am planning (one day).

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