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
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.
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
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
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