Back in October ‘ 10, we covered a basic Sumo program
— See The Light! Here’s a quick review of what we learned.
You may remember Figure 1 from that article. It
depicts the path of a robot running on a standard
Sumo program. The steps are:
1. Move forward until edge of ring.
2. Reverse for time, turn for time.
3 and 4. Repeat.
Simple enough, right? Today, we’ll be revisiting Sumo,
and adding a new feature to our program: ultrasonic
opponent detection. I like to call it Ultrasumo. Let’s start
with the new build!
Plug the light sensor into port 3 and the ultrasonic sensor into port 2, and you’re ready to go!
Start with a light sensor. 1.
Add a standard length
Add a double length friction
pin, a 3x5 studless beam, and a
3x3 double peg as indicated.
Snap on a 3x5
(Note: the whole
assembly will be a
bit "floppy." Do
your best to hold
it together as
Attach a 3x5 studless beam
to the other side.
Re-orient the assembly.
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