Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Microcontrollers are one of the basic building blocks of the “Internet of Things”. In this paper, I describe the tools and processes needed to program a STM32F302R8 microcontroller to drive a Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive™ brushless direct current motor.
The motor is used to power a go-kart. The STM32F302R8 is an ARM® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller, programmed with the “C” programming language. The F&P SmartDrive™ motor is a brushless direct current motor, which relies on a microcontroller unit to provide commutation for the coils.