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Programming The Simple SumoBot:

Use these instructional videos if you have an older Chromebook or iPad that cannot run the new EV3 classroom App. Watch each video and follow their instructions and you will be able to do the following:

  1. Connect your device to the Simple SumoBot.

  2. Check all motors and sensors.

  3. Write the program necessary for your Simple SumoBot to battle an opponent. 

  4. Run the program directly using the robot buttons.


Link for Chromebook AppLEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

Link for iPad App:  LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

STEP 1: Connect Robot to Chromebook

STEP 2: Check Motors

STEP 3: Check Color Sensors

STEP 4: Check Ultrasonic Sensor

STEP 5: Program Starting Code

See diagram below: The starting code has three steps. The robot first waits 4 seconds, then moves to the end of the table and finally reverses and turns to face the opponent.

Simple SumoBot - Logic of the STARTING C

STEP 6: Program Main Code

See diagram below: The main code has a forever loop that runs through three if-then switches. The first checks the left color sensor and moves back and turns if it sees black. The second checks the right color sensor and moves back and turns if it sees black. The third checks the ultrasonic sensor and charges 100% power if it sees the enemy. Regular movement is  forward at 50% power. 

Simple SumoBot - Logic of the MAIN CODE.

STEP 7: Run Program from Robot

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