SUMO Robots

Instructed by Eng. Izzeldeen Manasra

This course is part of Engineering

Course Overview

SUMO Robot course, in this course you’ll dive into the thrilling world of SUMO robot competitions. Gain a deep understanding of game rules, strategies, and techniques through theoretical knowledge, hands-on experiences, and expert guidance. Explore previous champions’ strategies and analyze their strengths and weaknesses, applying those insights to the design and construction of your own competitive robots. Learn about essential robot components, such as motors, wires, batteries, wheels, microcontrollers, and sensors, and make informed selections for optimal performance. Develop design skills using Solidworks, enabling you to design and assemble 2D and 3D models, considering laser cutting and 3D printing techniques for efficient fabrication.

 In the practical phase, assemble your robot using laser-cut MDF wood and 3D-printed PLA plastic, utilizing tools like soldering equipment and automatic strippers. Shift focus to control systems and programming, understanding signal types and programming basics using the Arduino C language. Gain hands-on experience in sensor calibration, testing, and data analysis through serial communication with a laptop. Finally, develop a fully functional SUMO robot through step-by-step coding, incorporating advanced functionalities and sensor priorities.

By course completion, you’ll possess the knowledge and skills to design, build, program, and optimize your own competitive SUMO robots. Embrace this opportunity to explore the captivating world of robotic competitions and unleash your creativity.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the key components and rules of Mega SUMO robot contests Create a comprehensive design for a sumo robot, considering factors such as motors, batteries, wires, wheels, motor drivers, and sensors, selecting the most suitable options for optimal performance Construct and program an Arduino microcontroller using the Arduino IDE, applying programming concepts and commands to control the robot's movements Utilize Solidworks to design robot components that can be fabricated using laser cutting and 3D printing techniques, ensuring precision and compatibility Analyze and apply various SUMO strategies and winning techniques, employing critical thinking to identify effective approaches for achieving success in the contest
Block 1: SUMO Robot Design
Block 2: Solid works
Block 3: Physical Assembly
Block 4: Arduino
Block 5: Robot Programming
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