October 11, 2010 1 Comment
We have finished the calibration program that Jim and I have been working on. The program combines the use of the
encoders with a control box that I made. The control box consists of two switches, one for the right side of the robot and one for the left. So, the data comes in from the encoders while the robot is being controlled by the controller.
To calibrate the encoders the robot will be driven for a set distance and the encoder ticks it took to go that distance will be recorded. Say the distance is 10 feet and the amount of encoder-ticks it took to that distance was 1,000. So, the number of ticks per foot is 100. From this we can find the speed of the robot in units we can understand. Read more of this post