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Echo G commented on Echo G's blog post EDIT: Get assembled smart batteries on Kickstarter Campaign
Feb 12
Echo G posted a blog post

EDIT: Get assembled smart batteries on Kickstarter Campaign

UPDATEWe have some good news. A battery manufacturer Titan Power is working with BatMon kickstarter backers to assemble BatMon into Lithium Ion batteries for free! Backers also get a 5% discount on Titan batteries upto $1000 purchase. Now, you can get a custom shape/size Lithium ion battery without having to assemble BatMon into the pack yourself.Hi robot enthusiasts, We…See More
Jan 30
Edward Sellars commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"I agree on the can and Hall effect sensor definitely. CAN makes way more sense given the very thing that easily disrupts the i2c bus is essentially what is being monitored so I don’t know why it wasn’t used... same with a Hall effect…"
Jan 29
naish commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"Finally after so many years someone is making this product, however I think there are few aspects that have been overlooked.  1.Bus interface: While we know that SMbus/I2C is a standard for battery management, but using I2C this days feels like…"
Jan 29
Edward Sellars commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"@lot if you want it open sourced so badly, go make one and open source it. This guy took the time and resources to make this and it doesn’t exist anywhere. So what’s the problem with that that he wants to make what will likely be not…"
Jan 28
lot commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"Cool, but open source "only" the case is like nothing, not what open source people are waiting for. We are looking for open source electronics. Thanks anyway."
Jan 27
Darrell Burkey commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"Great idea. I hope this goes well. Battery management is a real issue when you have multiple airframes."
Jan 23
ming.lv commented on Echo G's blog post Kickstarter launched to help build DIY smart batteries
"非常不错的设计"
Jan 23
Echo G posted a blog post

EDIT: Get assembled smart batteries on Kickstarter Campaign

UPDATEWe have some good news. A battery manufacturer Titan Power is working with BatMon kickstarter backers to assemble BatMon into Lithium Ion batteries for free! Backers also get a 5% discount on Titan batteries upto $1000 purchase. Now, you can get a custom shape/size Lithium ion battery without having to assemble BatMon into the pack yourself.Hi robot enthusiasts, We…See More
Jan 22
Bart Theys commented on Echo G's blog post Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time
"the efficiency of your propeller will not change if you take another motor, it will be the motor + ESC combination that will not have the same efficiency depending on the esc+mot+propeller combination. Propeller efficiency in hover is characterized…"
Oct 10, 2019
Jim Faunce commented on Echo G's blog post Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time
"As you state, it is a complex multidisciplinary problem, with many variables.  However, assuming you want to use commercial off the shelf (COTS) components, your variables are quickly reduced.  The first thing to do is write down the…"
Oct 9, 2019
Kelly Schrock commented on Echo G's blog post The Dumb-Battery Era is Over
""I2C on their resume"... I think you misspelled "CAN" :-D"
Oct 7, 2019
Jack Crossfire commented on Echo G's blog post The Dumb-Battery Era is Over
"I2C sounds like mechanism envy, because everyone who programs a computer these days needs to have I2C on their resume.   Most of the smart batteries use a single wire interface."
Oct 7, 2019
Don LeRoi commented on Echo G's blog post The Dumb-Battery Era is Over
"Right.  I was relating a little history of why we got rid of the smart part of the only smart batteries that existed when this technology was new.  Also, why you wouldn't want to use an off-the-shelf cordless tool pack, which do cut…"
Oct 7, 2019
Echo G commented on Echo G's blog post The Dumb-Battery Era is Over
"Batmons do not have an electronic safety cutoff. It relies on the autopilot to make the decision to land/cutoff power based on the state-of-charge data provided by Batmon"
Oct 6, 2019
Don LeRoi commented on Echo G's blog post The Dumb-Battery Era is Over
"We used to make our battery packs out of Milwaukee V28 batteries by disassembling them, discarding the "smarts", and saving just the 7 individual cells to wire into 3s to 7s packs.  The reason for discarding the electronics was fear…"
Oct 6, 2019

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EDIT: Get assembled smart batteries on Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:00am 7 Comments

UPDATE

We have some good news. A battery manufacturer Titan Power is working with BatMon kickstarter backers to assemble BatMon into Lithium Ion batteries for free! Backers also get a 5% discount on Titan batteries upto $1000 purchase. Now, you can get a custom shape/size Lithium ion…

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Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…

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The Dumb-Battery Era is Over

Posted on September 22, 2019 at 4:30pm 20 Comments

Over the past couple of…

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Batmon: Pixhawk compatible, in-flight battery monitors with LED display

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 10 Comments

Happy new year to all flyers. 

We want to update the progress made on an in-flight battery monitor. Initial revisions of the board were meant to capture accurate cell voltages for the flight batteries. However, lot of feedback was received to push the board towards a minimal Battery Monitoring System. Currently, most diy'ers and professional…

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