How to stay on the Centre Platform

#1

Hello, does anyone have any ideas of how to not get pushed off the Centre Platform? Thanks!

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#2

The rubber traction tires tend to work really well on the platforms as what I’ve heard. I would suggest only using two tires instead of 4-6 mainly because they have a lot of, you know, traction :).

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#3

We have a worm gear connected to a plate with antislip mats which elevate the robot and because of the mats prevent it from being pushed. Uses 1 motor and we’ve had no problems with it.

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#4

If you have a 4 motor V5 base, you could implement a PID system that pushed against any changes.

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#5

There was a robot in 3 days documentary that had a brake that would press against the floor. That’s my main idea right now.

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#6

Do you mean this one? https://youtu.be/aInhRRiSF7E?t=17s

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#7

Yeah that one. There would have to be a work around for the pneumatics, but thats the general idea (similar to what @SpencerVaughan said)

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#8

Something similar to that, we did it with one motor and we are using pneumatics, we aren’t using v5 however which is why we can get away with it :confused:

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#9

Is your bot still in 18 even after being elevated?

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#10

Yeah it just raises it so the wheels are slightly above the floor, fits in 18” easily.

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#11

Nice

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#12

I really wouldn’t bother with the center platform. There are more points to be earned from playing the game the whole time.

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#13

That is true, but there’s still a big factor with the center platform… When it gets more competitive I am certain that there will always be someone who parks before a match ends. Whether it’s your alliance or not, someone is most probably going to be getting that 6 points, which 2 parks in the center platform is 28% of the maximum score possible. And that’s assuming that your opponents are not scoring what-so-ever.

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