Rowan Sumo Competition

Sumo Kit Competition - OCTOBER 2

Sumo Scratch Competition - NOVEMBER 20

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What is it?

What's more awesome than robots? Robots that compete in sumo. This is Rowan's second annual sumo robot competition. As in the past, there are two competitions: the first kit-based competition, then one in which you can create the bot from scratch (as long as the meet the rules).

This competition is open to all kinds of people: high schoolers, college students, and anyone else who's interested.



Rules

Rules Overview

  • Teams may up to 4 members
  • The robot must have maximum dimensions of 10cm wide and 10cm long
  • The robot must have a mass no greater than 500g

The dohyo (the ring) has the following dimensions:
    • A diameter of 77 centimeters
    • An outside white border of 2.5 centimeters
    • A base height of 1.5 centimeters
The entire rules document is available for both tournaments.
Kit Robot

Scratch Robot


Kit v. Scratch

Teams may participate in either or both the kit and scratch sumo robot competitions. The robots competing in the kit competition must use the zumo shield kits and must be built without external hardware modifications.

The robots competing in the scratch competition may be designed and built in any way as long as the final result conforms to the rules.

In both competitions, the software stack used in the robots may be designed in any way.

Australia Partnership

Teams from James Cook University will also be competing through the Internet as part of the 2016 Australian-American IEEE Student Branch Exchange.

Workshops

Teams will be able to go to workshops to get help on how to build and program their sumo robot. Each workshop contains time for instruction from an experienced student or instructor, followed by lab time for each group. The first two labs will emphasize the kit robots and making sure everyone is able to compete in the first competition. The last four will focus on designing your scratch robot using industry software and hardware.

Kit Workshops

Sat June 6, 1-4pm ZUMO KIT CONSTRUCTION & SOLDERING TUTORIAL
Students will work with experienced users to build their robots while learning the basics of soldering.
GOAL: COMPLETED KIT ROBOT
Resources


Sat June 20, 1-4pm BASIC PROGRAMMING
Students will develop competition strategies and will learn C syntax to program their ideas on the robot.
GOAL: A general understanding of how to program an algorithm for the kit competition
Resources


Scratch Workshops

Sat July 11, 1-4pm PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) DESIGN AND ALTIUM DESIGNER TUTORIAL
This lecture will cover what it takes to create a PCB with Altium Designer Software. The lecture will be focused on teaching students how to build an already designed PCB board.
GOAL: Completed PCB Design

Sat July 25, 1-4pm SOLIDWORKS AND 3D PRINTING TUTORIAL
The basics of SOLIDWORKS will be taught so students can design a chassis. Once the designs are completed, students will get the chance to 3d print their chassis.
GOAL: A Completed Chassis

Sat August 8, 1-4pm INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS AND CIRCUITRY
An overview of the basics of robot design, which covers sensors, motors, strategies, etc.
GOAL: A basic circuit design

Sat August 22, 1-4pm FINAL ASSEMBLY, ADVANCED SOLDERING TECHNIQUES, CODING TEMPLATE
Students will complete their robots by putting all of the pieces together. In addition, a program will be prewritten so students can test out the functionality of the robot.
GOAL: A completed and working robot!

Resources will also be posted online for teams unable to attend.

Prizes

Kit Competition

  • First Place - $250
  • Second Place - $150
  • Third Place - $75

Scratch Competition

  • First Place - $500
  • Second Place - $300
  • Third Place - $100
  • Presentation Award - $100



Documents

Scratch Sumo Robot Bill of Materials

Scratch Sumo Robot Presentation Rubric