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Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
hmm, i'm not familiar with these... do i need 20 amps?
@Makuna any ideas? i'm completely lost with these
Michael Miller
@Makuna
What size is the motor?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
no idea :/ this is a car i've had for 20 years
Michael Miller
@Makuna
What RC car is it?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
just dug it up and figured i'd stick an ESP on it
Michael Miller
@Makuna
1/10th scale? Toy?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
great question
i have no clue how you'd measure these :/
Michael Miller
@Makuna
usually you find the label on it ;-)
Does it seem cheap or does it seem to be serviceable with accessible and removable parts?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
it seems cheap, it has two motors i can't access and it had a pcb i removed
it's a nikko car
i measured the power draw from the wall socket and it was 3A when i held the motor down so it couldn't move
but that may have been the limitation of the PSU
Michael Miller
@Makuna
probably, as even the cheap motors can draw a lot when stalled.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
yeah
hm
so those 3A bridges i bought probably won't work either, huh
Michael Miller
@Makuna
For an example, a 1/10th Scale RC car can draw 40 amp with the motor stalled.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
jeez
if i go down to the rc car store and ask them, will they know what to give me?
Michael Miller
@Makuna
Many of them have a clutch in them so they never stall the motor as much as burn the clutch.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
ah, this one is just straight-up connected to the wheel
Michael Miller
@Makuna
They should be able to help. How big is it (dimisions)
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
about 25x20cm
Michael Miller
@Makuna
Ok, 10amp should be fine, 20amp on the large size.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
great, thank you
i needed a battery and charger for it anyway
maybe i'll just buy a body and two motors too
Michael Miller
@Makuna
If you think you might be doing more robotics/RC/quads, get a good flexible charger to start with. The new ones charge LiPos which is handy for charging scrap batteries from old laptops or cellphones.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
hmm, i'm not sure if i will be... i'll go to the shop tomorrow and see what they have
Harrison Mclean
@h4rm0n1c

I’ve just been fiddling wtih tzapu’s wifimanager, I’ve just managed to get it to run in an “always available” mode where the web interface is available even if you’re connected in STA mode, it just spins up or destructs the DNS server depending on AP or STA mode.

I’m not sure if I’ll release, as it’s just an experiment in laziness and code reuse (a lot of the existing procedures worked fine, with a refactor beforehand, wifimanager could actually include this as an option.)

Might fork, might PR, who knows, this mainly happened because I needed a crutch to learn the APIs and wifimanger covers most of what I want already.

tzapu
@tzapu
@h4rm0n1c nice
:)
i think for people wanting in always on mode, it would have a different set of functions, starting it, without dns server in sta mode
now, there s some issues with that, and compatibility for a lot of people( that might have a webserver already for instance)
also with Ip allocation
i ve worked very hard to make it solid, mostly because of some quirks of how the esp handles switching between AP / STA mode, and the auto connect feature
and only in the latest release (github, not releaset yet actually) it’s something that seems reliable for most people/sketches
i can see the benefit of having it always on, but i can also see some added complciation that new users might find very very confusing
so, i m sure it s a balance of features and simplicity that could be struck
tzapu
@tzapu
quick thoughts for including this into wifi manager would be for people to have a static instance of wifimanager, and to have a begin function to which they could pass a webserver instance as well, so they can have their own api as well as wifi manager’s , but how would that work with the part that s supposed to aid in setting up the connection in the first place ...
there s also some problems to how the webserver lib destroyes, once you have an instance, you can t start another after destroying the first, and so on...
damn, i ll stop now i could rant for ever and ever
and ever and ever
Harrison Mclean
@h4rm0n1c

General question:
I ended up switching to platformio with the Atom GUI, and it’s great, but is it possible to use the latest git version with it?

Also, things are not as peachy with the modifications I have made as I’d thought, adding in DMD2 to drive my display makes it very unstable...

d-anders
@d-anders
i would guess you can download it mnanually to the right folders
but i also guess it is asking for a bit of trouble
didnt see an option to install it from inside the ide