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Offline gulati.ishankTopic starter

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Help required related to drive system of robot
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:55:07 AM »
Basically, i have to build a manually controlled wheeled robot which will pic balls from right side of the arena and drop it in the drop zone on the left side.So i was thinking that point turning would be very beneficial but i am not able to decide which drive system should be used.Also robot has to climb a 20 degree slope.
I am making a robot for the first time so any relevant websites where i can read about this particular topic would be great.

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Re: Help required related to drive system of robot
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 12:47:07 AM »
So i was thinking that point turning would be very beneficial but i am not able to decide which drive system should be used.
What drive systems do You have in mind (or should I say "steering" systems)? Anyway, from what comes to head, point turning can be achieved with:

  • Differential steering system
  • Or if Your robot uses ball instead of its wheels

    A Robot That Balances on a Ball

I think what You are looking for is "differential drive/steering", for which You simply use 2 (or more) motors on each side of the robot base. If both motors are driven to opposite directions - robot goes straight, if motors are driven to same direction - robot makes point turn.
 
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