The next mini-sumo
This will be my last mini-sumo post in a while, I promise... I decided shortly after winning this year's mini sumo competition that I was going to build a new one for next year, and after spending an hour or so chatting with my brother about new motors and mini-sumo design, a new design was born.
I always model new robots in CAD before building them. Here's a couple renders from the new design, Seeker //x... The first one, at the top right, shows the view from the rear quarter. This new robot of course carries the same lines as Seeker 2, but is 33% lower. This robot is 1" high, and should be more than twice as fast as Seeker 2. Since it will have a much more powerful microcontroller onboard (ATmega128), I will have lots of code space to experiment with advanced algorithms and such. The second render (to the left) shows the front quarter view.