SwerveLight (Lightweight swerve drives for FRC and combat robotics)

Created by Howard Bartlett on 16 October, 2018

For most of our preliminary test versions of the drive system, we used several Tetrix robotics parts for the internal components of the Swerve drive. While the tetrix parts that we used would likely be adequate for an FRC version of this drive system, they lack much of the strength that other FRC robot parts normally have. With this in mind, we are working on creating a more heavy duty version of our drive system that focuses on stronger internal parts that can handle stronger drive motors. The question is, what type of hardware do people suggest for the internal mechanisms of this design, and what are the benefits/drawbacks?