I’ve been thinking about different ways of controlling the robot for our team’s drivers, obviously thought of the pros and cons of joysticks and controllers, but then I thought of keyboard and mouse. I feel like that would be pretty unique and it would make it easier to drive especially to those who like playing FPS games with a keyboard and mouse.
Is it possible and/or competition legal? Has a team already done this before? I’m thinking that there is a default speed that the robot moves at, and moves slower when shift is pressed, and faster when ctrl is pressed, and the mouse is used to rotate the robot. These controls are similar to minecraft, and since that game is quite popular, I decided it would be a good idea to mimic those commands. I’d like to use these controls with a swerve drive, we don’t have a swerve chassis yet, but it is planned to be built over the summer.