How much do you know about the study of robotics? Probably not much more than I do. And yet, here I am running a robotics club. Let’s just day I’m a glutton for punishment.
But I do enjoy it. I have a great group of eleven boys. They mostly work well together, and are problem solvers. I really do not know much more than they do, but I usually do know when something had gone wrong and needs fixed. Right now they have each built a bot and are programming it to go in a square and return to where it started from. It is a lot harder than you would think!
My current problem is that I cannot seem to make the formula for circumference work right.
It should be 2* 3.14*radius. if the axis is one wheel, the radius should be the difference between the wheels. So, 6.18 x 16cm should give me the circumference. Then, it should be a simple matter of dividing that by the number of centimeters a wheel goes in one rotation to find out how many rotations a 360° turn takes. Them, if I want to go 1/4 of that, I divide by four.
My math is solid, but keeps coming it wonky saying I need right meters! What its wrong?