fungus amongus wrote:
I have a couple questions and requirements.....
5.5 pound sumo bot
30x30 cm size
18 volts of battery power
Im getting a terminator chasis
with 4 12 vdc motors
1) Is putting a track on the wheels better for this bot, or leave the wheels the way they are
2) with 18 volts, should i power all 4 with less volts on each OR the back 2 with more volts on each
3) if i need 18 volts of batterys how many and which voltage is best
4) is gettin smaller volted motors, and batteries that over volt them better then perfect match volting, or under volting with higher volt motors
I don't know how well it would work to try and add tracks to the terminator.
18vdc on the motors would be fine for a sumo competition. The matches are only a 3 minutes or so. Plenty of time for the motors to cool off between matches.
Under-volting is not advantageous to winning robot competitions. Matching or over-volting is common in winning sumo robots.
Jim Frye, the Robot Guyhttp://www.lynxmotion.com
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