I’d like to share a project I’ve been working on. DroneDyno is an automated brushless motor test stand.
I want to be able to test my motor/prop/ESC combinations and learn more about all of them – on my workbench, not in the air!
It uses an ESP8266 controller which is like an Arduino but with WiFi. It has an interchangeable motor mount, a current sensor and a load cell (scae) to measure thrust and current (amps) consumption for different throttle settings.
The controller handles everything – it throttles the motor up through a range of values recording thrust (in grams) and current (in amps) then uploading the results to a spreadsheet on Google Drive.
The project is still a work in progress the code is a mess but it works well. Once it’s cleaned up I’ll post it on GitHub along with the 3D design files.