Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Having only one motor saves space for other, more important, components.

  • Gears and chains are connected to all wheels to make sure all wheels are powered.

  • 2 encoders are added to make sure autonomous trials stay consistent every time

  • 2 more wheels were also added for more traction and balance

Cons:

  • Speed was sacrificed with the reduction of two motors

  • With the addition of two more wheels, there was an increase in friction which led to occasional inconsistent autonomous runs. 

Change Up Drivetrain V2

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We changed our robot to a two-motor drive to save space and added two more wheels