2013 Sumobot Workshop
Friday, October 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friday night Oct 4th 7pm - 10pm (probably later)
Limited to 10 students!
Brian Wagner (brian [at] tegrasys.com)
During this workshop you will be learning how to make and solder a "BaxterBot" board. The Baxterbot board is a circuit board I created this summer for Kentucky Country Day school (where I work). This board is basically a programmable Arduino with a motor controller, buzzer, tri-color LED, sensor headers and battery power system built in.
You will receive:
- BaxterBot circuit board and components for board
- 1 Ultrasonic sensor
- 2 line sensors
- AA Battery holder
- wires to connect things
- Code that gets all of it working!
During the workshop, I expect we will finish the circuit board and program it for basic sumobotting. You will then have to build a chassis and wheels for the sumo and mount it all so it works. We have a laser cutter, 3d printer, hand tools, scrap wood, hot melt glue and other supplies needed to finish your bot. You will need to bring 6 AA batteries to power your bot. You will also need your imagination.
I will be at the LVL1 meetings on 10/8, 10/15 and 10/22 to help folks finish their bots for the 4th annual Sumobot Tournament! http://wiki.lvl1.org/Sumobots
Sign up, I promise it will be fun!
When & Where
LVL1 is a Louisville hackerspace.
LVL1's mission is to provide a shared space for collaborative technical and artistic experimentation in the Louisville area. We are a non-profit organization following the hackerspace model currently flourishing in cities all over the world. Our goal is to create an open workspace where engineers, artists and educators can meet and collaborate. LVL1 is where we begin making amazing things.