If you think one robot is interesting, wait until you see two of them battling for control Sumo style. The SumoBot Robot is a competition-ready robot designed within the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules. This little pusher will locate and knock its opponent out of the ring while detecting the outside circle should an escape move be necessary. This kit contains the parts to build two SumoBots, and comes with the Sumo Ring arena, a printed manual, and the book Applied Robotics with the SumoBot.
The electronics of each robot consist of a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp 2 module and infrared sensors to detect your opponent and the edge of the Sumo Ring. Additional components include piezo speakers, resistors, pushbuttons and LEDs to build custom breadboard circuits for program-mode selection and sensor-state feedback. The hardware package includes the black anodized aluminum chassis and scoop, servo motors, wheels, 4AA power pack (batteries not included), mounting standoffs and screws.
This kit comes with two printed texts. The SumoBot Manual has assembly instructions and test programs that take you from basic moves to one-on-one combat. Once you have your SumoBot robots up and running, give them a competitive edge and expand your skills by following the step-by-step activities in Applied Robotics with the SumoBot, an advanced text. Activities include friction analysis, self-calibrating sensors, memory optimization with multipurpose variables and a sensor flags register, and state-machine diagrams for sensor-based navigation. EEPROM data logging lets you record your robot's sensor and program states during a match, then display them afterward in the BASIC Stamp Editor's Debug Terminal — an excellent way to troubleshoot and analyze the performance of your program strategies.
Hold your wrestling matches on the durable 36 × 36 in. SumoBot Robot Competition Ring Poster, designed for use with the instructions and programs included in Applied Robotics with the SumoBot.
SumoBot Competition Kit Contents
- Two SumoBot robot kits to assemble, each including a development board with surface-mounted BASIC Stamp 2
- Infrared sensors, LEDs, piezospeakers, resistors, and pushbuttons
- SumoBot Manual with assembly and testing instructions
- Applied Robotics with the SumoBot Stamps in Class text
- Parallax USB-to-Serial (RS232) Adapter with Cable
- Serial programming cable
- SumoBot Robot Competition Ring poster
Eight AA batteries are required (not included). Programming SumoBot robots requires a PC running Windows 98/2000/XP with an available serial port or USB port with the provided USB-Serial adapter. The Applied Robotics with the SumoBot text builds on concepts introduced in Robotics with the Boe-Bot.
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