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Sumo Robot

Created Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:30:03 +0000 by BONECRUSHER


Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:30:03 +0000

Our engineering project consists of making a functional robot that can sense and push other robots out of a ring. Our robot is made out of mainly sheet metal and aluminum. It is programmed by a chipKit Pmod Shield Uno using a MPIDE program. The program makes the robot read in a value from a Digilent IR sensor and if it sees an object from a certain distance it will tell both motors to go forward. In the mean time, while the IR sensor doesn't detect anything, one motor is spinning, while the other wheel is not, therefore making the whole bot spin until it sees something. The basic shape of the robot is a square base with a ramp like shape of metal attached to the front to prevent any straight on collisions with another bot making ours go backwards. Parts List: 1 chipKit 1 chipKit Pmod Shield Uno 2 wheels 2 H-bridges 2 IR sensors 2 Proximity Sensors 1 9 volt battery 1 chassis x number of screws x number of aluminum sheets


Fri, 04 May 2012 22:15:39 +0000

Cool project name. Is the name because your sumo bot is overweight?

How do you get enough torque on the motors to make it go?


Fri, 04 May 2012 23:37:43 +0000

We got 12 volt motors that have gears in them to get enough torque compared to the 9 volt motors with no gears that didn't allow the robot to move. The name bonecrusher is because of the intimdating paint job we gave it.