The exams are finished and all the study projects are done, so I can spend more time on my own creations. It’s high time I resumed my fantastic Eboard project. For the last 9 months the board was hidden under my desk, covered in dust. Not anymore!
I plan to us the Eboard project as my Bachelor’s Thesis. To do that I need to improve electronic systems on board. Right now they are a mess. Ugly protoboards, unreliable connectors, messy software, difficult debugging and so on.
The plan is as follows:
- assemble the board in its current form to test drive system once again (and to ride it as soon as possible, who am I trying to cheat 😉 )
- create solid overview of electrical and electronic systems. Decide what parameters should be measured, what should be displayed, what should be logged (and how) etc.
- select microcontrollers. STM32s are on my mind, tied together with CAN interface…
- electronics schematics, PCB design and manufacturing
- port code to STM (if selected instead of AVRs), refactor it, add useful logging
I hope to have the project finished by the end of summer holidays (new term starts in October), but it’s difficult to make any estimates now. We’ll see.