Consistent Turns In Auton


#1

Hey guys, so we have qualified for worlds and really want to step up the consistency of our autonomous and programming skills. So far we have been using a gyro on a PD loop for some effect, however we were wondering if encoders were a better option for turning because of them being V5 sensors and finely tuned, thanks for the input!


#2

Personally, i have been using the encoder turns on a simple p-loop and it has been working very consistently. I’m not too sure about the gyro, but you can make consistent turns using a PD Loop and motor encoders for sure as I and probably many other teams have done so. Also, gyros can be thrown off by vibrations which may also make them a little more inconsistent. Not to say gyros are bad, but i believe using encoders will simply give you the consistency and accuracy you are looking for without any problems that may arise when using gyros.