Some measurements I did a long time ago, specifically for the two placements I cannot find my post.
I remember testing both placements with a clear improvement when I moved the battery/CG forward, but I can’t find my notes on it.
I have a set of command line test programs that allow tuning for best performance regardless of the placement:
The title of the doc for these programs is ROS GoPiGo but it does not actually need ROS:
@cyclicalobsessive Wow, thanks for creating this great topic that pulls together a lot of useful information! I really appreciate it!
You should be using the new Li-Ion battery packs.
If you’re still using AA batteries, make sure you completely cover both ends of the battery holder with black electrical tape to prevent short-circuits.
Yup, new GoPiGo3 so the Li-Ion battery packs which I love BTW! Thanks for the tip regarding what to do if I were to use the AA battery variant!