Enabling children to learn the basics of programming and robotics in a fun, interactive and collaborative way.Designed by RoboKoding, Ships from Estonia
What is it? It is a SumoRobot DIY self assembly kit based on the ESP32. The kit consists of all the necessary parts to build the SumoRobot. Necessary tools for the assembly process are: soldering i...Read More…
It is a SumoRobot DIY self assembly kit based on the ESP32. The kit consists of all the necessary parts to build the SumoRobot. Necessary tools for the assembly process are: soldering iron, soldering wire, screwdriver and scissors. Check out the assembly instructions here. The assembled SumoRobot can be programmed over the browser using a graphical programming interface or Python code. The idea of the SumoRobot is to allow two robots to compete on a SumoField, in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo.
SumoRobots are an amazing way to learn the basics of programming and robotics in a home learning environment. The SumoRobot enables children and beginners to learn many interdisciplinary skills, like: soldering, mechanics, electronics and programming. The SumoRobot was built with the aim to use it for different workshops and courses to teach the above mentioned skills in a fun, interactive and collaborative way.
The SumoRobot is a low cost, open source, DIY self assembly kit that aims to teach all the aspects about building robots. The aim is to enable anyone interested to learn all the necessary engineering skills needed to realise their inventions. The SumoRobot is easy to assemble, to program and can be used at home or at local SumoRobot competitions, which are happening world wide.
There are some bugs to be aware of while assembling and while using the SumoRobot. The zip ties are a bit difficult to pull tight on the robot, as the capacitors are on the way and in general they are a bit stiff. There seem to be also problems with the ultrasonic sensor, it sometimes seems to misfire. Might be able to smoothen the sensor values trough the software and also an option is to try different sensors. We are thinking how to update this to make it better for the next hardware releases on GitHub.
The battery indicator is currently not calibrated properly, so it can go over 4.2V and so on. These are some of the bugs to be worked on for the next software releases on Github.
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