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Our kids have experienced that going in a straight line is a challenge. The
Robot works differently
based on battery power or some unknown variables. Even the code found
online using the
Gyro sensor does not always work. The EV3 will gradually steer to the right
or left.
Sometime just the basic Move tank or Move steering works. This has led to a
level of uncertainty
during programming.

Has anyone managed to make the EV3 go in a straight line consistently? Our
success rate has been
3 out of 5 on an average using the Gyro so we're not sure how it will
perform on Competition day.

Thanks,
Cedric

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> PID is good when you have non-straight lines, because it will react to the
> 'D' term as the line starts to turn away.  In practice, PID is not easy to
> program (correctly) in EV3.  I have tried.  It also requires a level of
> math that my team has not learned yet.  They're in 5th grade now... maybe
> next year.  I do think that PID would be good for straight line driving
> using the gyro.  For almost all normal FLL tasks, just doing 'P' will get
> you where you need to go.
>
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Thomas (Tweeks) Weeks <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Thanks.. Great resource. :)
>>
>>
>> Still didn't see any pure PID straight line tutorials though.. although I
>> DID like the "straight line" tutorial and how it used degrees.
>>
>> :)
>>
>>
>> Tweeks
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Todd J Lennox <[log in to unmask]>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:04 PM
>> *To:* Thomas (Tweeks) Weeks
>> *Cc:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: [VADCFLL-L] Any good EV3 Code Examples for a Straight
>> Line PID program?
>>
>> Try EV3 lessons. They have some really good stuff.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Oct 20, 2015, at 12:35 PM, Thomas (Tweeks) Weeks <[log in to unmask]
>> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>> I've seen a few videos and sites talking about PID based line following
>> and balance bot applications.. but our kids just want to see a good example
>> of straight line PID code (without trying to teach them calculus).
>>
>>
>> I can do this in C, but I'm not savvy enough with the mindstorms GUI
>> tools to show them how to do it in Lego.
>>
>>
>> Tweeks
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