JBB Mini-Sumo Bundle

This bundle includes parts for the Mini-Sumo Wrestling Edgebot from book “Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels”

Solarbotics Sumovore Mini-Sumo

The Solarbotics Sumovore Kit is a strong, modular design with over 500 man-hours of development and 21 prototypes behind it. It has more power, speed, and is less expensive than the Junun Mark III, Parallax Mini-Sumo, and Tab SumoBot.

Interesting Mini-sumo build

This mini-sumo design by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin features our wheels, and one of our favourite building materials, Sintra. We can’t laser-cut sintra (PVC=bad stuff when burned), but milling it works well, as this builder shows. The asymmetric motor layout works, as … Read more…

Circuit: L293D Mini-Sumo

This circuit is used to create a simple “edgebot” sumo robot. Being an edgebot refers that it will repeat the same backup/turn/go forward action when it’s single edge sensor detects the edge of the ring. This version of the circuit is quite simple, and always turns the same way.

Updated Minisumo/Linefollower code

Fixed a reset problem in the sumo code, turns out the a If…Then statement does not store its location on the stack. Ergo the return instruction at the bottom of the turn function was pulling a random location. Anyway a … Read more…

GM8 Gearmotors win Minisumo!

Wheee! Well, that business trip to the Robot Society of America 2003 Robot Games and Expo went well! We went out to see what the rest of the hobby robotics community was up to (and to support one of our … Read more…

Solarbotics WCRG mini-sumo workshop

The night before WCRG, and all through the office, not a creature was stirring…except two dozen mini-sumo robots – AAAHH! Thanks to Alberta Printed Circuits, we were able to sponsor a mini-sumo workshop to build 24 robots to compete in … Read more…

SumoShield Sumovore Brainboard Kit

Some days at Solarbotics we like to look at the world upside down. We get on our hands and knees and try to do a headstand and pretend to walk on the ceiling. The sumoshield was created on one of these days.

Arduino Sumovore Bundle

Throw this bundle together to have one of the first Arduino-compatible Mini-Sumo kits out there. Get your trusty soldering iron out, build the Sumovore and Sumoshield Kits, then toss the Arduino on top, program it with the supplied code, and watch the Sumo/Line-following madness ensue.