Johannes Huebner is creating EV components
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$206
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It's Johannes from Germany here.
I am the creator of an open source motor controller for electric vehicles. In 2008 I started working on electric car conversion as I found it increasingly disturbing to fire up the smoky Diesel engine of my car to drive to work every morning.
5 years later I drove around in my TÜV approved VW Polo for the first time. It used only electronics and software that I had developed myself. Oh wait, thats not quite true: my work was based on prior work of many creators that they released as Open Source. Linux, libopencm3 and avr-gcc just to name a few.

I therefor decided to do just the same: release my hardware and software design under an Open Source license to allow people to build up upon my work. That has since spawned exciting new projects like the Open Source Tesla Controller by Damien Maguire.

Even when my Polo was done I realized that I couldn't just stop. I'm obsessed with rationalized engineering, I went around every component, considering whether it was really needed, whether it could be replaced my a more generic one or whether it could be put to dual (or triple) use.

Doing hardware prototyping involves inevitable cost: you need lab equipment, test rigs, order prototype boards and components.
So far I'm cross-financing my activities by working as a software consultant. So join in to enable me to shift my attention more to what I actually want to do and find out just how simple electric car components can be!
Tiers
Early Access
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
You shall see every youtube video I upload 3 days prior to its official listing.
Goals
$206 of $500 per month
Test support for synchronous motors, like used in most OEM EVs, to allow the usage with salvaged OEM components.
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It's Johannes from Germany here.
I am the creator of an open source motor controller for electric vehicles. In 2008 I started working on electric car conversion as I found it increasingly disturbing to fire up the smoky Diesel engine of my car to drive to work every morning.
5 years later I drove around in my TÜV approved VW Polo for the first time. It used only electronics and software that I had developed myself. Oh wait, thats not quite true: my work was based on prior work of many creators that they released as Open Source. Linux, libopencm3 and avr-gcc just to name a few.

I therefor decided to do just the same: release my hardware and software design under an Open Source license to allow people to build up upon my work. That has since spawned exciting new projects like the Open Source Tesla Controller by Damien Maguire.

Even when my Polo was done I realized that I couldn't just stop. I'm obsessed with rationalized engineering, I went around every component, considering whether it was really needed, whether it could be replaced my a more generic one or whether it could be put to dual (or triple) use.

Doing hardware prototyping involves inevitable cost: you need lab equipment, test rigs, order prototype boards and components.
So far I'm cross-financing my activities by working as a software consultant. So join in to enable me to shift my attention more to what I actually want to do and find out just how simple electric car components can be!

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Tiers
Early Access
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
You shall see every youtube video I upload 3 days prior to its official listing.