Omniwheel Growbot prototype
I am new here and this is my second robot using a microprocessor. Electrinics in no problem for me but programming is new to me. I can see this bot will be alot more programming and tweeking then my first mini-monster Boe Bot (working on documantation). Spent around 6 hrs. just retrofitting the wheels. I plan on eventually going with 3 ultrasonic sensors or 2 Sharp IRs with an ultrasonic in the middle. Also planning on adding a 4 button R/C controller and mabe a compass. Not sure if the Parallax BS2ic can handle but will find out. For now I am just using the whisker bumper switch. I am using standard futuba continous servos and was wondering if direct drive small DC motors would give it more speed. It seems torque is not an issue with these wheels. Not many people have used omniwheels in the Parallax forum. I would appreciate any input from you guys that have expermentted with this type of robot. I already found 4 wheels are easier then 3. Thanks in advance.
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