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Autonomous Questions

Postby team tiny terror » Mon May 15, 2006 8:21 pm

hi i was wondering if there is any sumo kits u can buy or guides on how to make them and where to get the parts. i am very intrested in them i know where to get a kit for a mouse bot for ?34 it is for ages 10+. i may buy it because it looks very intresting. also do you think a mouse bot would work in speedway??? i know pete is making a sumo is there any one esle making a sumo or mouse bot?? :)

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Postby BeligerAnt » Mon May 15, 2006 9:15 pm

For minisumo 'bots a Google search is a good starting point.
Also try www.minisumo.org.uk

There are links to kits on the www.antworldseries.tk site - follow the link to the minisumo page.

By a mouse bot I assume you mean a wall-following maze bot (as in micro-mouse)? They are usually a good bit bigger and heavier than ants. It might also struggle to "see" the clear walls of the speedway circuit unless it uses feelers rather than optical sensing. I suppose it should follow the wall and go round OK though. Might get *very* confused when an ant flips it though! :)

I am building a minisumo bot and so is Chris (who usually posts as Kenton) as well as PeterW. There will be a minisumo competition at AWS20 with some more minisumo bots coming from the www.robotbuilder.co.uk forum.
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Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:14 pm

A useful site for all sorts of autonomous robot-related info...

http://www.ikalogic.com

Some articles and a fairly useful forum. Worth a look.
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Postby peterwaller » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:19 am

I have built 3 minisumo's now and a micromouse non contact wall follower plus I am attempting a micromouse solver.
See my site www.antweightwars.co.uk where you can find links to the rules and forums for both.
Also in the electronics section you can find the complete circuit diagrams for both mice and minisumo's.
If you want to build a micro mouse solver you can get a kit at http://www.picone.co.uk/ for about ?83 from one of the top teams.
There is a big competition next Saturday in Birmingham for both Mice and minisumo plus many other types usually including Humaniod see
http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/ROBOtic08.asp

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Re: Autonomous Questions

Postby slurp » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:26 pm

team tiny terror wrote:hi i was wondering if there is any sumo kits u can buy or guides on how to make them and where to get the parts.


There is a list of kits (well those that are know to me) at http://www.minisumo.org.uk/wiki/index.p ... niSumoKits

Building does't have to be difficult, for beginners I'd recommend the PICaxe micro controller but you may already have a favourite. Like all things building can be as cheap or expensive as you like, I've started to put a few pages together to document a low cost build.

http://www.minisumo.org.uk/wiki/index.php?page=BigWheel
http://www.minisumo.org.uk/wiki/index.p ... ntrolBoard
http://www.minisumo.org.uk/EdgeDetection.php

The BigWheel minisumo uses a breadboard version of the PICaxe Control Board PCB, with the edge detection and a little you've got a rolling chassis that can stay in the ring... via the forum I'm sure you can soon get some assistance for opponent detection.

You might find some inspiration in the gallery (or Peter's winning minisumo!)

http://www.minisumo.org.uk/wiki/index.php?page=Gallery

I've used some lowcost motor gear boxes from www.mutr.co.uk (with cheap wheel) and modified Tamiya twin motor gear boxes... most of this stuff can be found on the website.

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Postby slurp » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:20 pm

just tweaking some opponent detection at the moment but here's a pic of one of the minisumo based upon the control board links posted last time...


Image

Tyres to set with gasket goo


regards,
Colin


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