JunkBot2 SumoBot Featuring Adafruit DC Boarduino

Brad shared with us his Sumo Bot project that he built around the Adafruit DC Boarduino:

I am sending a link to a movie showing my Sumo Bot project I entered in the local competition here at the University of Northern Iowa. My bot is built with two gear motors and has sensors to detect the edge of the playing surface and bots to the front or rear. I used motor controllers with embedded wheel sensors to measure distance. I use your DC Boarduino for the controller. Thanks for all the tutorials and information about the Arduino system I have learned a lot.

From the video description:

Slightly cheesy movie of my Sumo Bot for this year. It uses a Boarduino from Adafruit for the controller. Four edge sensors, a forward bot sensor, and two rear bot sensors. Solarbotics gear motors using their ROME motor controller and wheel encoder set. The wheel encoders are used to measure distance traveled.

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