POLL: How are you controlling your bot?

Select all that apply

  • Controller (Tank)
  • Controller (Arcade)
  • Joysticks (Tank)
  • Joystick (Arcade)
  • Steering Wheel
  • Button Pannel
  • Xbox Kinect
  • Other (pls put answer in comments below)

0 voters

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Should add “other” as an option - I know the Flying Toasters last year used a Guitar Hero guitar controller to great success.

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Wii Fit Balance Board and Donkey Kong Bongos /s

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No holonomic options?

Controller but with mechanum, not quite arcade.

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The girls have developed a sort of hybrid tank drive control system

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WiiMote just like mario kart

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A d v a n c e d - t e c h n o l o g y

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We plan to use Dance Dance Revolution pads alongside Nintendo Virtual Boys for sandstorm.

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PS4 controller for swerve drive, a Logitech extreme for operator controls and other operator controls on a Logitech attack 3 joystick.

A pair of these in a tank-drive configuration:

Superior control and very consistent.

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Wish that FPS mode controller was an option…

We use dual joystick tank, but whenever you hold the trigger it makes it so both treads are controlled by 1 so it’s easy to go straight at a low speed if necessary.

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OP steering control checking in.

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Voted other despite using a controller, just not standard arcade drive. We’re using Cheesy Drive, which has been pretty interesting.

Fully autonomous.
It’s designed to throw the left drive chain during sandstorm and captivate the opposing alliance with its nifty two-minute victory spin.

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Would like if this specified “two-stick” arcade (FPS style), and/or arcade drive with the triggers for throttle (“GTA” style). Both of these drives, particularly the trigger drive, have served my teams very well and offer a lot more intuitive control versus tank or single stick arcade.

Current plan, if all goes well, is a joystick and a DJ turntable for the driver and a button panel for operator.

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Our robot consists solely of large pneumatic cylinders that will be automatically actuated throughout the match. The pattern will be pre-programmed to achieve maximum intimidation of the opposing team. If all goes right, our display of pneumatic prowess will effectively achieve perfect three team defense, allowing our alliance partners to outscore our opponents.

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Jetson TX2

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