Personally I drive in brake for skills and alliance matches but noticed many people drive in coast. Lemme know for both skills and alliance, and why. Curious because I’ve found it changes depending on the game.
Haven’t seen a thread for this yet but I could be wrong.
I’ve never actually heard of people driving with brake before other than on the platform. What are the benefits for using that? I feel like it’s too jerky for me. Personally, I like my movements to be nice and smooth
I use coast because it’s easier on the motors and let’s me drive for longer without overheating them. I have a button though that switches to brake for circumstances like driving up the platform and for tug-of-wars if it’s on my side.
I have pretty good low speed control so I never found a need for coast. Howver I might try and switch to see the benefits of it. The benefits I’ve seen wirh brake is stopping immediately to change direction or grab a goal without slowing down first.
Actually a p good algorithm. It’s a cool idea to have your drive be coast and after like 0.5 seconds automatically tell motors to hold. Its really simple automation that can save you a couple of rounds
I personally drive with hold, since I use a fast drivetrain with omni wheels, I prefer having my robot stop really fast rather than sliding halfway across the field. Also helpful for driving up to mobile goals and stopping to grab the mobile goal rather than ramming it. It does heat up the motors faster, but I’m used to driving with hold.
I only drive in coast but brake makes my autons more accurate, hold isn’t really beneficial for autonomous since there isn’t really a time where the robot will have to actively hold itself in place (except if you are trying to park on the ramp).
I keep it in hold for autonomous since there isn’t a reason not to, but you might have another robot follow you back to the home zone if you grab a neutral goal. There has been at least 1 time I have gotten dragged into the alliances home zone, but then their motors stopped running and my robot drabbed their bot and the neutral goal back to my home zone.