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SASK POLYTECHNIC Robot Rumble Support PD

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - April 16 @ 8:30 pm

Join Schools from around Saskatchewan to participate in the 13th annual Robot Rumble and Sask Polytech in Saskatoon.  Sumobots are provided for schools that participate for the students to build, program, and compete with.  For more information about the robot rumble, please go to https://robotrumble.saskpolytech.ca/

The following sessions run from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and will help you prepare your students for the introductory stock sumobot category and/or the intermediate modified program. 

  • Introductory: Stock Sumobot WX
    • Tuesday, March 26 – Construction and Initial Coding.  This session will focus on the assembly and initial operation of the Sumobox WX, as well as a first look at writing code in BlocklyProp, a block based coding program where students will drag and drop blocks to code their sumobots.
    • Tuesday, April 9 – Locomotion and Edge Detection.   Our second session will explore further control of the onboard components: motors, LEDs, speaker, and QTI line sensors.
    • Tuesday, April 16 – Finding Opponents and Customizing the Sumo Program.   In the final introductory session, the focus will be on the IR sensors for opponent detection. We will also look at considerations for putting it all   together in your final sumo program
  • Intermediate: Modified Program
    • Wednesday, March 27th –  Parts and Plans for Custom Sumobots.  This session will focus on supporting students in entering the modified sumobot category. Essential components will be covered, local/international sourcing for parts and kits will be discussed, as well as considerations around chassis design and manufacturing.

Registration Due: Friday, March 22



March 26 @ 7:00 pm
April 16 @ 8:30 pm