This is a school project that i am working on and trying to get knowledge from experienced builders.
Requirements: no more than 4 AA batteries
traverse obstacles 1.5 high
dim. of 12Lx6Wx5H
travel an obstacle cousre of about 16ft and perform a 180 on a 10x24in platform
I am planning on using a 4wd system that can steer like a tank and have a 6 in wheel base and track width 6 in
The bridge will be 4in wide and since the car has a 6in wheel base with 5in wheels then the 4wd will push itself over the bridge and then the front wheels will pull it on the next platform.
Planning on using two mabuchi fa-260 ra 2670 6300rpm 52gcm motors but not sure how to make it tank steering, probably one on each side to drive each side individually with potentiometers for the controller.
I have seen robots using servos to propell and controll the steering on the robot, good idea?
I do rc airplanes but do not know how to make the servos continue turning?