I was browsing the forums and I stumbled upon this post. One of the later replies to this post mentioned how odometry wheels should be mechanically pressed into the ground to avoid slippage (this reply).
I was just wondering how would you go about doing this? Thanks in advance
One way you could go about doing this would be to have the odometry wheel mounted on an arm with a joint connected to the robot. You could either just let gravity press the wheel in the ground or you could have a rubber band past the pivot point to press the wheel into the ground
I was gonna do a whole cad reveal of my bot later, maybe I still will, but here’s my odometry wheel.
The idea is you would hinge it at the part on the right and maybe rubber band it to hold it down.
Edit: Yes, I know there are no bearing blocks. I used a lock bar on one side and the sensor is enough on the other.