So my team has recently been able to take off two extra motors from other systems so that they can be used on our drivetrain so that our bot can both travel faster and burn out less.
Currently our bot runs on a 4-motor direct drive hi-speed base, and only burns when we ram into the 20-pt bar for more than 5 seconds, but is relatively slow because our robot is way too heavy atm.
Now that we have two extra motors to allocate to the drive, I’d like to know what our best options are. My teammates want to chain everything 1:2 on torque motors (so 200 rpm), but I think the weight and friction of chaining isn’t worth it, and I instead proposed a 6-wheel direct drive hi-speed or turbo base.
We’re modifying our mogo lift so that the robot weighs a lot less at the end of this, so I don’t think turbo will be an issue, as the change in motors (6/4) is the same as our change in rpm (240/160), so the torque of the new vs old system should stay the same, and our overall weight will decrease anyway.
Thoughts on the two suggestions?