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General Topics => Things we learned and other useful info => Topic started by: Louis L on May 21, 2018, 02:29:49 PM

Title: Avoid initializing at power-time
Post by: Louis L on May 21, 2018, 02:29:49 PM
For 2018 (Panthera in PowerUp), the Pigeon IMU is initialized at power-up. This is when the orientation of the robot is established. Since we're using the IMU to provide field-centric driving compensation, it means the robot must be powered-up on the field, pointed in the correct direction.

At BattleCry, in the 2nd match of the elimination round, the officials requested that robots be powered on in the queue to speed up the connection process when setting up on the field. This meant our robot was no longer pointed in the right direction when the match started and both auto and the controls did not work as expected and the results weren't pretty.