A Parallax USB to Serial (RS-232) Adapter and a USB A to mini B Cable is available for those who require a USB connection.
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 right out of the ring while detecting the outside circle should an escape move be necessary.
The electronics consists of a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp® 2 module and infrared sensors to detect your opponent and the edge of the Sumo Ring. The hardware package includes the black anodized aluminum chassis and scoop, servo motors, wheels, 4AA power pack (batteries not included) mounting standoffs and screws. The documentation takes you from basic moves to one-on-one combat. The general topics introduced in the SumoBot Manual are as follows:
- Basic SumoBot locomotion under program control
- Edge avoidance and opponent detection based on a variety of sensor inputs
- Navigation opponent seeking using programmed artificial intelligence
Each topic is addressed in an introductory format designed to impart a conceptual understanding along with some hands-on experience.
- (1) SumoBot Board with surface-mounted BS2
- (2) QTI Sensor
- (1) Parallax Screwdriver
- (1) Chassis, SumoBot
- (1) Front Scoop, SumoBot"
- (2) Wheel, Plastic, 2.58 Dia, .3 W
- (4) Rubber Band Tire
- (1) Battery holder, 4cell, AA, leads
- (1) SumoBot Manual
- (2) Res, CF, 5%, 1/4W, 470 Ohm
- (1) LED-GREEN-T 3/4
- (2) LED-Infrared - T1 3/4
- (1) LED-Red - T1 3/4
- (2) IR Receiver
- (2) LED Standoff
- (2) LED Light Shield
- (1) Serial Cable
- (1) 3 inch Jumper Wires (1 Bag of 10)
- (2) Servo Extension Cable (10 inches)
- (1) Piezo Sound Generators
- (2) Continuous Rotation Servo (Futaba)
- Assortment of screws, washers, and standoffs
Find more SumoBot activities in the Stamps in Class text Applied Robotics with the SumoBot (#27403), including 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 x 36 in. SumoBot Robot Competition Ring Poster (#27404), designed to use with the instructions and programs included in Applied Robotics with the SumoBot.
Please note: This video is primarily about the competition kit which comes with two robots. This product #27400 comes with one SumoBot.
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Note: This book and poster are each sold separately, or with two SumoBot robots and more in the SumoBot Robot Competition Kit (#27402).
Downloads & Resources:
SumoBot Manual (.pdf)
Add the LCD AppMod to the SumoBot (.pdf)
SumoBot with LCD AppMod Source Code (.zip)
SumoBot Source Code (.zip)
Applied Robotics with the SumoBot v1.0 (.pdf)
Source Code for Applied Robotics with the SumoBot (.zip)
Install BASIC Stamp Software
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