The kiwi drive has got me thinking about different drive systems.
Direct Drive - each wheel has a motor directly driving it
Chain drive - chain is used to transfer power. Could either be one direct driven wheel and chain transferring power to the other wheel on the same side or the motor located between both wheels and chain transferring power to both
Gear Drive - like a chain drive, but gears are used to transfer power
Has anyone used or seen a drive shaft system on an IQ robot? This would be one motor turning a long shaft and using either worms or bevel gears to transfer the power perpendicularly to the wheels. I’m envisioning a standard gear mounted in the middle of a long shaft. The motor is mounted adjacent with a gear driving that first gear. At each end of the shaft is a worm gear in turn driving a gear on the wheel axle.
I don’t think there is any advantage, but for 8th grade IQ students, it would be a learning experience for transferring power perpendicularly.