I thought it would make things easier. Last year, I found the design pressure to pack as much stuff into as little area as possible a real challenge. I figured, if everyone else is also allowed to have 2.5kg within 300mm×300mm, then somewhere out there somebody has packed that much motor, battery, and wheel into their design. So to be competitive, I reasoned, I
had to have that much in my design.
That more or less explained why I had to have 550-sized motors, special compact wheels, and a battery with the output equivalent of something like a motorcycle battery.
Since my site hasn't been linked to yet in this topic, I'll do it now: http://www.geekshavefeelings.com/projec ... -2009.html
In there, I explain design decisions (wheel placement, height, number of wheels, etc.), list history, and illustrate with videos of matches pictures of the bot.