Build Date: March 15,
My first competition class minisumo "Ender's Wraith" Built in two
days for something to compete with in the San Francisco Robolympics
The new polyurethane tires were made after the competition, it can now go
full speed without overshooting the edge. Full speed it crosses the minisumo
ring in just over a second.
The motors are Escaps 33:1 planetary gearing and are way overpowered, not
that that's a bad thing but they take up so much room.
The bottom plate is 18ga satin coat steel bought sometime in the 70's
used to line the walls of an old quonset, now it's the base of my minisumo!
The body material is mostly UHMW (ultra high molecular weight plastic)
It's fairly slippery stuff similar to Teflon, leftover scrap from the lining
of a machine.
4 sharp GP2D12 IR rangers for opponent detecting, just a pair of QRD1114 sensors on the bottom
for line detection.
Uses 3 * 850 mAH lithium polymer batteries running the sumo at 11.1V. The
Ni-Cads I originally tried just didn't last long enough.
Watch Enders Wraith go up against Returner in a grudge match on the
movies page (Returner actually won first place at
Has won Second place at 2004 Robolympics, First place at 2004
Second place at PDXbot and First place
at Robothon and first place at
Oh BTW it's called Sumovoracious at Robolympics cause I didn't actually
know if I would have it done in time...