Software control of a servo positioned next to 2 limit switches is used to change the brake/coast setting of the drive system speed controllers. This helps to reduce the back-driven movement while balancing on the bridge (brake), and allow smoother handling while maneuvering on the rest of the field (coast).
Composed of 2 rings, one diffuses light and the other reflects light. It is mounted on the inside of one wheel and provides a transition between light and dark, for every ½" the robot has moved.
Balancing Goals - Auto Balancing Software:
The auto balancing s/w allows for quicker and more consistent
balancing, with 1 or 2 goals. Once attached to goal(s) on level
ground in front of bridge, a balanced condition is achieved in less
15 sec. 65% of the time
45 sec. 95% of the time
Attach & release 1 or 2 goals and Move 1 or 2 goals across bridge.
Attach & release stretcher. Push or pull stretcher on level ground. Push stretcher plus 130 lbs. over bridge.
Change direction of bridge tilt by driving over 4x6 and returning over bridge.
Cross the field with or without the bridge (20 sec.).