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The Sumovore Mini Sumo Kit, KSV


The Solarbotics Sumovore Kit is a strong, modular design with over 500 man-hours of development and 21 prototypes behind it.

Using 6 sensors (with space for more for you to install), the Sumovore tracks opposing robots while staying in the sumo ring!

Also using your Sumovore as a line-follower, or add your own custom programs by using one of the modular microcontroller brainboards available.



      • Powerful GM8 gear motors powered by a robust L293D motor driver
      • Four opto-reflector edge sensors (fifth edge sensor position available when using microprocessor brainboard)
      • Two 38kHz IR emitters and detectors for opponent detection
      • 6AA power supply
      • Steel frame for easy assembly
      • Modular brain boards (discrete brainboard included, BS2 / Atmel / Stamp Stack brainboards extra)
      • Discrete brainboard "Anti Sumo-dance" behavior (stops two sumos from spinning around each other)
      • Discrete brainboard "Anti edge-ram" behavior (stops dual edge triggers resulting in repeated edge-charging)
      • Discrete brainboard offers selectable sumo/line-follower modes
      • Multiple trimpots for simple behavior tuning
      • Modular front edge sensor / IR transmitter daughterboard
      • 345 grams "batteries-in" finished weight (6 x AA batteries not included)
      • Powder-coated front Steel (not Aluminum) plates available in several colours
      • Multiple wheel colours available
      • 32-page detailed instruction document also contains full electronic schematics, both logical and symbolic for custom modifications  
      • Soldering Required: Yes
      • Tools Required: Yes
      • Kit Difficulty: 4 out of 5
      • Kit Completion Time: 5.00hrs