Using Rack and Pinion Gears for Steering a Robot
October 17th, 2021
After my last experiment in using rack and pinion gears, I was googling and noticed a picture of a rack and pinion gear for a car. So I wanted to use one to steer some wheels.
I used the blue wheels and the large rack gear. It took some trial and error to figure out how to connect the rack to the wheel.
This setup seemed to work okay. I reused my motor turning code to check it.
It worked. I did notice that because the way the rack is attached to the wheels that it moves back and forth as it turns.
I also noticed the hub doesn't fit too well on top. There is also a lot of space. Time for a re-do.