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ROVer Robot: Lesson 1a: Turning. Sorting out ROVer’s Primary Servo Motors to Enable Turning

Last time, we learned that differential turning was going to prove difficult with ROVer’s wide stance & wheel base. Fortunately,┬áROVer’s design has some possible solutions already built-in.

First, by narrowing and shortening his wheelbase, as we saw [partially] in the most recent episode here, we can reduce the friction and the torque required to perform a differential turn. To get ROVer into that orientation, however, we would either need to rearrange his motors and wheels/tires, or enable his servos… lets enable the servos.