At our last competition, we did something that may have been kind of evil. We’re don’t entirely know why it worked, or how, so I’m making this post to learn a bit more about it.
You see, our drive coach was unhappy with our defensive performance, and asked us to get a little more “oomph” out of the drivetrain. Unfortunately, we knew just what to do: we added a button that would disable the voltage safety limiters and boost the maximum output voltage on our drive Talon SRXes to 200%.
Now here’s the thing. We don’t actually understand what it did. My team’s electronics mentor says it theoretically shouldn’t have worked, but oversupplying voltage from the controller did do something. We’d just like to know what’s actually going on when we send the sketchy commands.
Also, if this is illegal, please let me know so we can never do it again.