Sumobot Jr: Open Source Robot Kit using #Arduino, #NodeJS and #JavaScript

Laser Cut Sumobot

Looking for a fun weekend project? The Sumobot junior is a fun open source robot kit using Arduino and JavaScript. If you already own an Arduino, this kit can be an inexpensive way to tinker with robot building. (i.e. about $50)   Since the plans for the chassis are open source, you can customize the robot as you see fit.  The design can be completed using a laser cutter or a 3D printer.    You might extend the base of the robot so that you can have room for a bread board or anything else you like! You can find complete instructions for building your Sumo Bot JR at http://sumobotkit.com/.   The design uses continuous rotation servo’s which are pretty easy to program and re-use in other robot projects.  You can purchase the servo’s here: https://www.parallax.com/product/900-00008

While researching this blog post, I found another cool post detailing the process of building a NodeBot Jr.
http://www.tattdcodemonkey.com/blog/2014/7/26/nodebots

If you don’t have access to a laser cutter, check out your local makerspace or check out https://www.ponoko.com/.   Ponoko.com enables you to upload your laser cutting design and having your designs delivered to your door for a small fee.

You can find the build plans and code here: https://github.com/makenai/sumobot-jr .

You can find additional robotics, JavaScript and NodeJS resources using http://johnny-five.io/ .

 

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Image from https://github.com/makenai/sumobot-jr

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