Thank you Jan and Ryan,
It seems the thought making this platform go faster with minimal cost is not achievable with the RP5.
The problem I am having, is that RP5 tracks and gear drive are not balanced, and the unit seems to
always drift to one side. I have corrected that by using the aceclerometer to detect X axis deviation
and adjust motors accordingly. It works. However, it consumes some processor power(PID loop).
I greased the gears, adjusted the tightness of the screws and made similar alignments to balance it as much
as possible in the mechanical sense. I can live with it for the time being while I brush up on my C and algorithms programming.
Ultimately, however, I am looking at upgrading the platform.
So the next question, can I drive to two 12 Volt motors with the Orangutan SVP (the 2A continuous current is there)??
Lynxmotion has a TRI-TRACK (Johnny Five type ) chassis with a 50:1 gear ratio. Only problem is that the motors are 12 volt motors.
Can the 7.2V supply drive a 12 volt motors effectively ?? I dont see it as a problem, however, a second opinion is always appreciated.