I am very new to this exciting field but am being rather frustrated by being unable to connect to the third party VESC (412 firmware according to the markings on the PCB) and my laptop which is running Windows 7.
So far I have tried 3 different USB cables but I always get the same kind of response from the VESC Tool, ie ' No ports found' or, ' Could not auto connect. make sure USB cable plugged in and that the VESC is powered.' The laptop makes an unusual audible note which I guess reinforces the fact that it can't make a connection.
i have briefly scanned Esk8 forums and this appears to be a common situation. Is there a solution to this problem, do you need to download a special USB driver to your computer to support the VESC? I would be very grateful for assistance.