Hi all. I've had this idea for a while. I want to mount 4 hub motor skateboard wheels to a platform. Each will be mounted so they can spin 360 degrees. I then want to use a joystick's XY movements to control the movement of the platform in the XY plane. Also the twisting or rudder joystick movement should rotate the platform in the vertical (Z) axis. Eventually I'd like to mount a chair to the platform. Seemless transition from direction and twisting motions should be seemless. Also smarts will need to be built into the software so the steering wont do anything crazy when moving at speed. I'd like to simulate the movements in some kind of development environment. Does anyone know of a good environment to use for this? All advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Here is a video I made showing steering: