My team currently has a lift and it need to go down to a specific position in order to pick up a goal. Currently, I use spinFor(x, degrees). This works pretty well, but we ended up getting knocked out of the elimination rounds, because our auton didn’t lift our lift far enough down to pick up a goal. I assume that this was caused by our lift not starting in the same spot, or slop in the gears.
Currently, our lift has a low strength shaft in the motor driving a high strength shaft on a 1:5 gear ration. My question is, what is the best way to track the position of the lift?
I would like to use a potentiometer, but vex doesn’t make high strength potentiometers. If I put it on the low strength shaft, that won’t account for any slop. Has anyone encountered and solved this issues before? Thanks in advance.