Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Parts for a new mini sumo robot

Last September 2012 I started gathering parts for a new to build mini sumo robot. With my previous mini sumo called QuanI became Benelux mini sumo champion several times. I build that robot in 2005. Last time I participated in the competition in 2009, I became second. Since that moment, the robot has not left the closet for a new match. Now I have plans for a new robot inspired by a mini sumo called Number Two. A mini sumo robot is an autonomous robot not weighing more than 500 grams and limited in size 10 by 10 cm during start.
Parts for my new to build mini sumo
The parts in the picture:
Although I am aware that technology is ever moving forward in a seemingly increasing speed it is still amazing if you compare the microcontrollers available then and now for my new robot.

2005 mini sumo 2012 mini sumo
Processor ATmega32 (8-bits) STM32F407VGT6 (ARM 32-bit Cortex™-M4 CPU)
Clock speed (MHz) 16 168
Flash 32 KB 1 MB
SRAM 2 KB 192 KB
Timers 2x 8-bit, 1x 16-bit 12x 16-bit, 2x 32-bit
Peripherals 10-bit ADC, I2C, USART, SPI, RTC. 3x I2C, 4x USART, 2x UART, 3x SPI, 2x CAN, SDIO, USB, Ethernet, Camera interface, True random generator, CRC calculcation unit, RTC.

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