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Manual for Genesis Ver.2 – The big Changes for Robot Makers.

In 2nd version of Genesis Controller. We made lots of changes. In that article I will emphasize them. Compatibility This was biggest feature we changed at Genesis V.2. For instance you have robots which are using Arduino Uno and Sparkfun Ardumoto or Arduino Motor Shield. Genesis now has same pinput for motor controlling. So they are identical with same program! Buzzer to Speaker We changed sound module from buzzer to speaker due to some reasons.Speaker is thinner Speaker can work like buzzer too! With speaker, we [...]

Morpheus Sumo Robot – BattleLab Robotica 2016 1st Place Winner

When you build? And Duration of progress. This year, and the build took around 5 months. Which difficulties you faced while building? The front of the robot was hard to make it as we hish. Technical specs of project (Weight, Speed, Working Current) It weights 3000g it has an approximated speed of 3.5m/s at around 30V. What is engines of Robot? Motors, reduction system? We used Maxon motors 35mm with a high reduction system formed in 2 stages. How many sensors robot uses? What is Edge sensor [...]

GZERO Robot Sumo – MEB Turkey Robot Competition 2016 1st Place Winner

I started to design with my team at the beginning of first months of 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey. I updated old design of Senju and it bringed me victory. We made very harsh matches with another Turkish teams and never lost. Please watch video below. Mechanical Parts First 3D design was made, and it began to be made in production. 2 weeks within ended the production of CNC and CNC Laser machine. Gears: Specially made sumo robot gears for speed and usability. [...]

4 Ways LiPo Batteries can Damage Your Projects…

Before Starting. I want to give little LiPo battery terminology C: Battery Capacity, for instance if battery capacity is 5000Mah and if I say 1C it means 5000Mah. “C” technical term is used for giving battery capacity information. For sumo robots, we always use higher C current capability batteries. Mah, Ah: Milliampere/hour or Ampere/hour. It is unit of battery can give continuously at 1 hour before finishing capacity. S & P: S means series connected. If we see 3S battery, that means [...]

Impala Sumo Robot

I started to do it since July/2015 and this it 3rd evolution ever listening looking and learning how to be better The IMPALA “SS” born in December/2015 when I decided to do a better robot designing and using better components first I need to buy some goods toys so I started to search where do I can to get it and I found JSumo where I buy some things and then I get most of the material that I need to [...]

Kyuseishu Sumo Robot

I have been inactive for about a year. We have been working on very special sumo robots. Unfortunately, I cannot disclose any details about the other robots. Kyuseishu Sumo Robot Specs: Max Speed: 7.2 m/s, limited to 6.1 m/s – 6.5 m/s Battery: 2x 3S Matched Impedance competition grade Li-Po batteries. I would recommend Gens Ace batteries if you have the space for them. In competition because of the weight constraint we use Turnigy batteries. Motor Drivers: Currently it uses a motor driver from ion motion; But we [...]

Quetzalito, Mexican Microsumo

We are a Mexican team, and we were building this robot for a year, it’s principally made of brass. When we started,the principal problem was the space, we needed to put all the components in a very small area and like it was notenough we wanted that it looked great, for this reason, we started to work in different designs along this last year. As can you see, the first robot that we made was horrible, but we are the [...]

Minisumo Tutorial for Genesis Arduino Mainboard

In that tutorial, we will look to Arduino sketches for Genesis based mini sumo robot. First we should look the Genesis’s connection table. That table determines any type of robot’s program.Arduino Pins Purpose Arduino Pins PurposeD0 Empty D11 EmptyD1 Empty D12 Mode LedD2 Empty D13 Arduino Nano Built-in Led, BuzzerD3 Button Input, Start Module Input A0 EmptyD4 Empty A1 EmptyD5 Left PWM Channel 1 A2 Mode Switch 3 InputD6 Left PWM Channel 2 A3 Mode Switch 2 InputD7 Empty A4 Mode Switch 1 InputD8 Empty A5 Edge Turn A5 Set TrimpotD9 Right PWM Channel 1 A6 Turn A6 Set TrimpotD10 Right PWM Channel 2 A7 Speed A7 Set TrimpotFrom that table and that product page (Click [...]

Let’s Make a Satellite!

Sputnik 1 1957 was a great revolutionary year and a shifting point in the history which declared a great event, probably without you wouldn’t be able to surf the internet that fast, nor be able to read this article right now! In October 1957 during the cold, Russia has declared the human-space invasion by sending the first earth-orbiting satellite (Sputnik 1), the mission of that satellite simply was to prove the Earth-orbiting concept, take some atmospheric data and send them to [...]

Rocker Bogie Suspension System

The human body is a complex integration of intelligent parts in an intelligent way! Have you asked yourself before why when you jump you don’t end of having a broken leg? Why your stomach and Kidney don’t leave their places permanently as a result of the shock? The answer simply lies behind “The Suspension Systems”. Every solid matter that exists on earth has its own fragility level. So, engineers have to reduce the shock forces on the bodies according to [...]