I would like to share the project I have been working on the last few monts:
A fully 3D printed remote for eFoil and eSkate, called the BREmote.
My design philosophy is simple: Only basic features, reliable, open source, as little external parts as possible, and the parts that can’t be 3D printed should be easily obtainable and affordable.
At 10pcs. each, the remote costs around 35$/€ (excluding the 3D printed parts)
- All mechanical parts 3D printed (even the springs)
- Symmetric design - left & right side can be swapped
- Sustainable - All external parts can be replaced
- Open Source: 3D Models, Electronics and Software are GPL3.0
- 2.4GHz Link (range dependant on antenna type, position)
- Communication with VESC via UART / CAN
- Low battery alarm (vibration)
- Water ingress alarm integrated in receiver
- Fall-off detection (not yet implemented)
- Gears / Power Levels / Cruise Control
- Charging and Programming via USB
Q: Can I use some form of cruise control with the remote?
A: Yes, with the 2-way button on the opposite site of the trigger, the user can select 10 increments, limiting the throttle signal to from 10% to 100% while keeping the throttle fully pressed. This allows for easy riding at a constant speed.
Q: The code being open source, if I modify it, will I be able to download the modified sw on the remote easily?
A: Yes, the connector at the bottom of the remote complies with USB standard. Charging as well as updating firmware via Arduino IDE is as easy as plugging the USB cable into your PC.
- Share mechanical, electrical and SW files
To be clear: I don’t want so sell anyting to anyone. Neiteher by myself nor to/via a “big” manufacturer. The only reason why the files are not online yet, is, that I want to do some more testing,verifying and documenting before I release them. This is to make sure everybody building this has a good time without problems.
04 Feb 2023:
- Share project on foil.zone
Nov 2022 - Jan 2023:
- Design of Mechanics, Schematics, Layout
- Ordering 10 parts each
- Create YT Videos
- Betatesting by myself and 5 people from eFoil group