Lil' Tanky, yet another micro sumo bot
While planning the Boise Bot Comp this year, we decided as a new event to try our hands at the micro level sumo and see what we could make. Initial thoughts were to go very minimalist with the hardware, but after thinking about it, I decided to try and see how much circuitry I could pack into a 50mm cube.
I designed and printed the chassis and wheels on a Reprap, I need to make some changes there, but version 1 turned out to be workable in time for the competition, with some dremeling that is. I still need to calibrate the line sensors a bit more as the bot will fly out of the ring about 20% of the time. Gotta figure out how to drop some weight too, but I think landing at 110 grams was a good start. I managed to fit everything inside of parameters, so I'm happy.
For this project I used:
- 2ea. solarbotics baby GM2's
- DAGU IR compound Eye
-2ea, QRD1114 IR Sensors
-Hobbyzone HBZ 1017 Mini Cub 7.4v 300mAh LiPo
UPDATE 10.10.11: Added a Sumobits.zip, Stl files of the chassis and wheels..Still a work in progress, got some photos today and am trying to find time to edit them into coherence.