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How to Avoid Jerk(s)


Entry ID #: 1466
Created: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 6:50 AM

Jerking your motors back and forth at full power can cause them to trip during competition and possibly wear out over time. Additionally, if your robot is tall when extended, such sudden movements can tip over the robot if you're not careful. In this video, we outline a simple but effective way of changing your code so that your motors change speeds a bit more gradually.


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