I am a student, currently pursuing Mechanical Engg in India. I am building an Omnidirectional Vehicle based on Mecanum Wheels as my Final Year Project. The main constraint I have, as of right now is to figure out the Motors that will Haul the whole vehicle whose weight will be in excess of 5 kg :( as I am mounting a Robotic Arm/ Forklift on the Vehicle to focus on presenting the vehicle as suitable for Industrial Application. The Motors that VEX provides, I estimate, will not be suitable for the Vehicle. Also I can order the VEX package only once, as it will be really expensive and time consuming to order a single item later on. :( So basically, the idea boils down to this. Can I possibly find a Substitute for a Vex Motor with more torque and still capable to work with the VEX Micro Controller ? :confused: Will an ordinary Servo Motor that I can buy from India work efficiently with the Vex Micro Controller ? (By Breaking the 'Lock' to convert the Servo into a Continuous Rotation Motor ?)
Please Help Me. As I have to order the package in a week’s time.
Also, as I am a total amateur in the field of Robotics and has been refrained to experiment with those awesomus Vex Robotics Kits, I might need a suggestion about what exactly I should order for making the Vehicle.