I'm trying to create a car that's being controlled by an Arduino. I'm using the following chasis: http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/New-2WD-car-chassis-DC-gear-motor-wheels-easy-assembly-and-expansion-car-toys-robot-toys/32310649967.html
And L298N motor driver.
The problem is it's hard to make the car go straight. Giving the same PWM value to the motors still makes them spin in different speeds, trying to calibrate the value is hard and every time I recharge my batteries the value changes.
What are my options on making the car go straight when I want (well, sometimes I'll want to turn it around of course)?
I've thought about using an encoder but I wish to avoid that since it will complicate the whole project, is there any other viable option? and even when using an encoder, Does it means I will need to keep track all the time and always adjust the motors value continuously? is there some built-in library for that?
Thanks in advance!