Higher Torque JetBot Motor

Hello everyone. I am successfully using the excellent Waveshare JetBot kit. It is great. My issue is that the wheels won’t drive over very low carpet. If I increase the speed, they will, but too high a speed does not allow enough time for collision avoidance. I was wondering if there was a higher torque wheel motor that could be swapped out for the standard wheel motor. TIA.

Kit: https://www.waveshare.com/product/jetbot-ai-kit-acce.htm
Kit Parts: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/JetBot_AI_Kit_Assemble_Manual

Hi dennis.faucher,

Thanks for reaching out!

I believe Adafruit sells a higher torque motor with similar form factor. It may be worth trying

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3802

Alternatively, there are software optimizations that can lower the latency of the collision avoidance example. For more information check out JetRacer and torch2trt projects

https://github.com/NVIDIA-AI-IOT/jetracer
https://github.com/NVIDIA-AI-IOT/torch2trt

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,
John

Thanks @jaydub / John
I just read the description: 1/2 the speed, twice the torque. Perfect. I am running the Waveshare motors at 25% speed now so a cut in speed is NBD.