With many of our team members being juniors next year, we would like to use a lot more math in our robot design. This year, we did some to figure out our elevator and some gear ratios, but we have never really focused on math when designing. We don’t have a lot of kids on the team, and even less alumni/mentors. We do have a machinist who comes in and helps us sometimes, but it’s not a day to day thing.
We do have kids on the team who have taken/are taking physics, as well as some advanced math, so we definitely have the possibility of including math in our design and construction, but as of right now it is very minimal.
What kind of math/physics do other teams do in order to improve their robot design?
How much math do teams do?
Is math/physics more of just a backup, or are mechanisms designed around that knowledge?