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DIY brushless ESC designs - RC Groups
Several designs for brushless controllers.
'Fly Electric' - CD-Rom motors
Some good hints on assembling motors. Great description of how to get the maximum winds on the motor.
cd-rom tricks - RC Groups
Lots of tips and tricks for constructing CD-Rom motors.
CD Motor Winding For Thumbies -- The Classic 17 Turn - RC Groups
A simple winding tutorial for 17 turn CD-Rom motors. stocks everything from stock CD-ROM drives to magnets, wire and custom hardware.
Yahoo group: building high-torque brushless e-motors
A group for discussing LRK high torque DIY motors.
DIY designs for brushed controllers - RC Groups
Several designs for brushed controllers.
DIY Electronic Speed Controller links
Some useful links to esc designs and theory.
Electronic Speed Controller
This ESC is based on Mike Norton's design.
SBL Micro V2 esc
The latest version of the selfmade controler for brushless motors SBL-Micro designed by Jo Aichinger.
A small, diy receiver.
Smart PPM Decoder
A way to prevent glitches on you small, light receiver.
LRK Site
LRK motors: Outrunners with great torque. The site explains the workings of the motor, some measurements and also sells kits.
Motor Rotor Calculator
Interesting motor calculator, giving you a lot of info based on physical parameters. For building your own motors.
An open source DIY brushless controller. Great project!
A kit brushless controller, up to 40 amps
GitHub - sim-/tgy: tgy -- Open Source Firmware for ATmega-based Brushless ESCs
tgy -- Open Source Firmware for ATmega-based Brushless ESCs
Motor building and rewinding information and tools for the amateur electric motor builder.
Great article on rewiring a broken outrunner, with diagrams and links to further info
Common wiring schemes for DIY motors