This page is the ‘visitors center’ to help you find all things SimpleSumo!
SimpleSumo is an awesome little open source robot which allows anyone to build their very own mini-sumo robot with no prior knowledge in robotics at a price point that almost anyone can afford.
Instructions & Support:
- Facebook SimpleSumo Users Group.
- Robot Assembly Instructions & Game Rules on Instructables.com
- How to make/buy your own mini-sumo ring on Instructables.com
- Video Series:
- Video Introduction
- Video 1: Physical hardware assembly
- Video 2: Physical hardware assembly continued
- Video 3: Program installation.
- Video 4: How to handle your Robot
- Video 5: Physics lesson on Friction
- Video 6: Addendum to Physics Lesson on Friction
- Video 7: Casting Tires for SimpleSumo Robots
- Video 8: Sumo Weight Distribution Experiment
- Video X: More coming soon!
- Arduino IDE (Arduino User Interface) (Required)
- NotePad++ (Recommended for viewing/editing code, but not required)
- https://github.com/mechengineermike/SimpleSumo (All released programs)
Where to Get Parts:
- EngineerDog Webstore- Printed Parts + Electronics Kits
- 3D printable Files- Collection of Basic Models & accessories on Thingiverse.com
- 3D Printable Files- Expansion Packs on Pinshape.com
- Google Sheets list of sources for all non-printed parts
Recommended Reading Material: SimpleSumo doesn’t have an official textbook, and you don’t have to buy any books to learn arduino. There are lots of free resources & videos online. But if you learn best with a book in hand then these are the go to’s:
- ”Robot Sumo: The Official Guide” by Pete Miles This book is a great read for a budding mechanical engineer. Provides graphs and in depth discussions of physics so it has depth but it never gets boring. Single best book on robo-sumo I know of.
“Getting Started with Arduino” by Massimo Bonzi. Recommended for the absolute beginner. A fun and informal introduction to Arduino.
- “Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches” by Simon Monk. Reads like a dictionary so less entertaining but very thorough resource on arduino hardware, program definitions, & capabilities.
- ”An Introduction to Robot Programming: Programming Sumo Robots” by Eric Ryan Harrison This book is a good resource for a budding computer scientist. Sumo relevant in-depth arduino programming discussions. Can get heavy but is intended for kids.