My team and I have hit a wall, we are having a hard time finding suitable drive base designs for our upcoming robot. Anything would be helpful.
4 omnis is all you’ll need for this game
As well as base that rides as low to the ground a necessary for better center of gravity.
I’d say go with a standard four wheel omni tank drive. If you’re a good driver, try using a harmonic drive. Both should be as low to the ground as possible. Good luck!
Thank you all, These we extremely helpful!
Before you start calling them harmonic drives, it’s holonomic. I’ll just assume that’s auto-correct. I personally am making an x drive which you should be able to make with a little experience. The strafing should be pretty useful this year for picking up the scattered game pieces as well as maneuvering through them. Here is a link to a good video about them: X Drive Cad File
I’ve talked a lot with people who are interested in strafing. I generally side with whatever design is simpler (catas, single punchers, itz chain bars, etc.), which makes me dislike holonomics by default. However, I would recommend against them also because it means less space for your robot, and the fastest path from point A to B is a straight line.
Thanks! Rn me and my team are compiling ideas and these have really helped me with finding designs. These have really helped me.