Problem : Our robot used regular tank drive which only drove forward and backwards, we knew that we had to change this because of how difficult it had become to accurately maneuver throughout the field.
Solution: In our brain storming back in september we came up with the idea of using mecanum wheels to introduce a side to side motion along with the forward and backward motion which we already had. This would improve our maneuverability all over the field.
We cant buy regular mecanum wheels for the competition.
We were restrained from using the tetrix mecanum wheels.
We would need to CAD/Design the wheels our selves
We would need to redesign the chassis of our robot.
Step 1: Pros/Cons
70% forward push force (key for pushing other robots around/ and not being pushed around)
An individual and unique feature of our robot.
50% forward push force
easily pushed around
Almost every team has Omni Drive (not a unique feature)
The deciding factor was that we could get more pushing force with our mecanum wheels, we knew that in this game we could not afford to be pushed around, especially with our unique scoring mechanism.