Japanese sumo robot!

By , July 24, 2015 6:00 pm

After our competition in Montréal, I was approach to see if I was interested in going to compete to the 2015 All International Robot Sumo Tournament!!!!!!

wait what? Building and going to Japan for a sumo competition! That is insane! Have you seen japanese sumo robot?


Have you seen the speed!! My robots are so slow! I need to re-think, re-design everything!

I need to design a completely new robot. Here are my initial concept. I only place components to have a better idea on the layout. I also added the weight to each of these components to know the weight. I have to be 3Kg maximum.





I bought my gears at jsumo.com  That does help a lot since that is the key part of the entire design. Founding gear is not easy task. Firat Dede is one of the owner and is super friendly. He is helping me out to make sure I have a killer japanese sumo robot. He has already participate at the Japanese competition. He won 4th place at the All International Robot Sumo Tournament.




This is the latest design. The wheel are far appart. The electronic will go at the back. This is still in exploration, has you can see, I have weird bug in my mirror part, one of the pillow block is touching the left wheel…



btw, I invited my friends from Montréal, Charles-Allix, PM and Denis! They are top 3 competitor here in Québec. Charles and PM have already made some prototype of their sumo! Yep!
Denis will help us with the Schematic/PCB design. We are working together and we should have 2 robots for December!


Got plenty of work to do, I will keep you guys updated!

2015 el-mayo sumo robot

By , July 21, 2015 9:04 pm

This year was Robowar 2015 and I won 2nd place with my new sumo robot. I don’t event have a real picture yet… Here are the CAD image.
Has you can see it does not have a front or a back! It can go forward or backward at any time! It makes it very competitive.








I did this because the rules of robowars has change! The robot is place anywhere in the arena! Plus the orientation of the robot was selected at random!! I could be in #3 pointing up while the opponent is in #6 pointing up! So the opponent simply goes in a straight line and beat me!

robowars_arenaAlso new rules gave more points if you stay in the ring after you push the opponents! 2 points!! if you fall with him, you only have 1 points! I did not have white line detection, so I was always falling out! That is why I am second place!




I do have plenty of video and did not have time to edit. Here is nice and short video of the event in general. (The dude in yellow is me) You can also see my robot kick some butt :)


The name of my new robot is el-mayo, the new drug lord after el-chapo. BTW, el-chapo was able to escape from max prison again this month. So he is on the loose!


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