Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vader - THE sumo robot

Vader is a LEGO sumo robot that I built when I got my first black NXT.  It has three motors, two light sensors, and two ultrasonic sensors.

This year at Brickworld, it won the sumo event for the fourth year in a row.  After being reprogrammed, it also won the joust event on Sunday. 

It's won a few other events in the last five years, and has done much n better than I ever expected.  At this point, I don't see taking it apart any time soon..

Thursday, June 19, 2014

More Super Robo Rally

I took Super Robo Rally to a summer camp at Purdue on Wednesday.  It was a good chance to test out  a new feature that we'll have available this year at Gen Con, where robots can be programmed using tablets, instead of (or in addition to) the playing cards previously used.  With the tablets, players were able to enter programs faster, meaning they played more turns in the same amount of time.

 Take a look at a screen shot from the tablet/phone view

We were also in the local media:

JC Online