Formula AllCode In a Straight Line?

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Formula AllCode In a Straight Line?

Postby fvc.alan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:55 pm

Hi,

We've been getting on fairly well in the classroom with the Formula AllCodes using App Inventor, but find when asked to move forward it's not always in a straight line, usually veering slightly off line.
From the documentation it reads like this should be automatically corrected, anyone else experienced this and got any suggestions?

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Alan

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Re: Formula AllCode In a Straight Line?

Postby Steve » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:32 am

The logo-like commands are calibrated and so the robot should move in a straight line when using the "Forwards" and "Backwards" commands.

The "SetMotors" command drives the motors directly and so a number of factors such as a differences between the motor's characteristics will cause it to veer off-line.

I hope that explains things.

Regards,
Steve.