Winter 2019 Beginner Sumobot


Thank you for showing your interest in the Sumobot Winter 2019! Hope you guys have started brainstorming your future marauder on the battlefield! Below are all the events in upcoming weeks (might subject to changes):

Beginner Competition Sign up & Fee Payment

The Beginner Sumobot Competition is for anyone who has never competed in a Sumobot Competition. Have no idea what you’re doing? That’s fine! We will provide you with the tools you need to build your very own Sumobot!

The Intermediate Sumobot Competition is open for everyone, but mostly target those that have experience. Both competitions will happen on the same day at the same time, so you can only register for either.

Sign up here:  Team or Individual 
(Open Until January 31th, 11:59pm)

The Competition fee per team is $40 for STARTER KIT INCLUDED and $10 for SOURCE YOUR OWN PARTS. Your starter kit contains all basic parts to build a sumobot (includes Arduino, motors, motor driver, line sensors, ultrasonic, breadboard, etc). We will use these parts in our upcoming tutorials on how to build a sumobot. 

(We only accept cash). If you are an individual applicant, we will help you find a team. 

We will collect fees and provide package pick-up in ITB 221 (Tron Lab) at the following times:
– Wednesday, January 30th, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
– Tuesday, January 29th, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Only one representative from each team needs to come for payment. If you can’t make it to these times, please contact us. 

We Need Mentors!We are also looking for mentors to help out the beginner teams this semester. Mentors will be paired with teams and help with tutorials. (ie. attend tutorials that your team also attend) If you have experience with sumobot or related experience ( ie. Arduino, motor, sensors, soldering, CAD, etc ), welcome to sign up here! (Open Until February 3rd, 11:59 pm)

Note: you do not need to have all listed experience above to be a mentor.
 Executive ApplicationWith the end of the 2018-2019 year rapidly approaching the current exec team is starting our search for the fresh blood to join us! (Open Until February 15th, 11:59 pm)We are looking for any and all positions! If you think that you can contribute to this wonderful club, let us know! Our end goal is to make the club better and more accessible for years to come.We will be taking note of all applications that come in. If you have any questions about the positions or the process, feel free to shoot us an email! Slack

Please join in our slack here if you have any questions about the competition (eg. rules) or find your team (for individual applicants).


As we mentioned in our info session, we will host 3 tutorials to teach you how to design and build a robot from scratch!

Tutorial I : General Tutorial (Everyone should come)
Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
T13 127

Tutorial II : Sensors Tutorial 
Thursday, February 14th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (tentative)
Thode Makerspace

Tutorial III : Motor & Soldering Tutorial (Highly Recommend)
Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (tentative)
Thode Makerspace

Mock Trial (tentative)

Saturday, March 17th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: TBA

This event is designed to allow judges to walk around and ask questions about teams’ robots (much like an expo, such as Club Fest) and give teams an opportunity to test their robots on the rings before the formal competition. We also encourage teams giving each other peer feedback and get a chance for everyone to meet each other before the event!

The purpose of the mock trial is to allow the Sumobot organizers ensure that your robot is fit to compete in the Advanced Competition. This means that your robot should be fully built but the programming does not have to be fully completed.

Competition Day!

Sunday, March 24th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
MUSC Atrium

Get all the things ready (your laptops, your sumo robot, and repair tools), and come to challenge each other!
The top 3 teams will get a mystery prize for each team member!

Details will be informed when the date approaches.


Jarvis Wang
McMaster Sumobot Club

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