those are switching (buck converters) and not linears. Ok, that is strange that they are getting that hot unless you are drawing more power than they are rated for. If you are only running the esp8266, they seem fine (wording seems weird, but I suspect they are peak 3A, continues 1.8A, but probably over stated at that.
no, those are fine, my linears were getting hot
i'm only running the esp, yeah
i'm running some motors directly from the psu, but that's irrelevant
what could i have burnt?
nothing, it seems
the ESP keeps disconnecting, too
could it be interference from the motors?
Keith Andrew Hill
What's the best stepper for use in a small CNC or 3D printer on a budget?
Is a NEMA17 big enough?
@skorokithakis what sort of motors? If its a standard brushed motor, why yes, they put out a lot of noise. You can put caps right at the motor that helps this (look up RC Motor Filtering Caps).
@d-anders try Menu: PlatformIO > Rebuild C/C++ Project Index
@ivankravets , i cought you again :P
(1h later, oops)
the platform ide, can t coexist with another atom configured for web development i guess, is that correct?
it s one atom loaded with all plugins for everything...
but is that the right thing to do for an esp8266 project?
@Makuna hmm, but then I won't be able to PWM them, right?
alright something in this build is smoking a lot
is it the H-bridge? how much current does a motor draw?
aw, three amps :(
@skorokithakis , you means that your motor is taking 3A ?
Ouch ! even a L298N module will be too border line. Is this motor so big ?
I'm using the http upgrade mechanism and it works nicely but there is no info on progress or hooks to add them, would it be ok if I created a patch to add some hooks in there? I want serial prints but I would also be interested in my mqtt server updated with the status too for an over-the-network monitoring of sorts
@martinayotte yes, it's an RC car so it has a lot of torque
i ordered an L298N, it says 3A peak, so hopefully it will work
it does 800 mA with no resistance, so it was working fine when the motor was free-spinning, but if it runs against a wall it surges to 3A
@baruch it's not recommended to run other TCP connections while OTA is in progress
this may affect the OTA
I'm not looking for continuous updates, just a "upgrade checking", "upgrade not needed", "upgrade in progress" status