thank you very much pictures should be up shortly (if not now) if you have any questions on how it works ask away, Hope to become quite the hit in the canadian regionals, as we were not a well know team for a while! (this is why we invented the drive system lol)
at most it uses 30 psi per switch, and that is with the regulator set at 60psi (max) It can switch fairly easily with the regulator set at 30, so we have room to go down in case we need more switches than we thought, but through all the testing we did, I never once had to wait for the air to build up
How hard is it to double/triple twitch, such as what would be needed to dodge a hurdler and then another robot a few yds ahead? I’m curious about the linkage stress and air stress. I noticed in the video that the bot didn’t twitch as full speed.
It’s still an amazing drive train since it has many luxuries of both holonomic and skid drive combined. I’d love to see a Matlab simulation graph of your drive code; I’m sure the 3D map of the joystick inputs vs motor outputs would look pretty wicked.
it double/triple “twitchs” fine, the only reason we did not drive at full speed was because we were in the library and We had to be careful. any stress that is placed on the linkage is spread out throughout the frame of the robot, as the linkage floats between the two frames. And it can switch 4-5 times in a row (as fast as I can push the two buttons) before air runs out