How To: Build a sumo robot

Build a sumo robot

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episodes from this Revision3 show.

Ready to build your first robot? A sumo robot is a great place to start, and we've got the complete how to from David Calkins!

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Giant flailing heavyweight combot robots might get the most air time, but they're a horrible place to start out in robotics. Super expensive, super complicated. And they need a human with a remote control to fight... so are they really robots?

Sumo Robots are a much better place to start... and the competition is still vicious!

These small but powerful wheeled robots operate autonomously, and will challenge both your engineering and programming skills... tho they require no degree or experience. Getting into robotics isn't, believe it or not, rocket science... it does require a small investment in parts and a lot in time.

Join our very own David Calkins, who's an internationally known robotics authority when he's not hosting Systm, walks you thru building a sumo robot, large and small, that are -perfect- for competing in events like RoboGames.

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