Sumo Robotics Resources

Several files are attached.  Each attached file's general character and purpose is described below.  Also, links to  sites giving information about the use of mini-sumo robotics in an educational context are provided.



University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1, 519 888 4567 ext.36156

A course centered on mini-sumo robotics, ending in a competition



United States/Iowa

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Department of Physics 50614-0150

1.  Arduino-based sumo robotic: Author:  Nathan Lawrence-Richards:  Url is immediately below. (Copy and paste into browser.)

Arduino sumo robot by Nate Lawrence-Richards












2.  New Micros-based Plugapod Microcontroller:  The New Micros Plugapod microcontroller system was the primary system used within the UNI Physics Department from 2006 through 2013.  (UNI started doing lots of Arudino projects in 2012.  See Nate Lawrence-Richards listing above for an example.)

2A. Diagram for the Plugapod support board is posted below.

  • "MSA diagram."  (MSA stands for Minisumo Adaptor.)

3C Example code for New Micros Pluagpod is posted below.  (Language is Isomax, a Forth-based lanuage specially created for this microcontroller.)

  • SumoFight_5Sensors
  • SumoFight_8Sensors

4.  Other components

  • LiPo Battery ordering info:  See the attached file "LipoBatInfo_As_of_2013June"
MSA Diagram.pdf84.73 KB
SumoFight_5Sensors.txt3.6 KB
SumoFight_8Sensors.txt4.26 KB
LipoBatInfo_As_of_2013June.pdf396.99 KB