Hello, I’m Mike from team 1982.
We finished our electrical work, and attached out mechanum wheels. We used the basic mechanum drive code, and started trying to control the bot. However, when the robot was put to full throttle forward, the jaguars shut off, and we had to cycle the robot to get them to work again.
HOWEVER; We did the same thing, except full throttle backwards, and it worked just fine.
The same happened when we switched from mechanum drive to standard drive.
Being the scientists we are, we programmed the bot to go full throttle forward in autonomous mode. There was not an issue. The robot kicked into full throttle forward without an issue. There for it wasn’t the electrician’s fault we’re assuming. (We placed the chasis on some wooden blocks, so no danger there. ::safety:: ) We can’t find an issue in the programming, and we came up with a thought; could the controller be the issue?
We haven’t had time to test it because of the snow days in out area. But any opinions on what might be causing this would be fantastic as this is slowing our build process because our lift, minibot, and programming team all need the robot at the same time it seems.
Any response would be greatly appreciated.
A good luck to all the other teams out there! Hope to see some of you at the Greater Kansas City Regional!