Materials List: Sumobot Challenge

Each group needs:


Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older (and no longer sold) LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set instead of EV3; see below for those supplies:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set (includes programmable NXT intelligent brick; 3 interactive servo motors; sound, light, ultrasonic and 2 touch sensors; and many other components and instructions)
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software 2.1 
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software

To share with the entire class:

  • Sumobot Challenge Presentation (EV3 version), Microsoft® PowerPoint® file or Sumobot Challenge Presentation (NXT version)
  • computer and projector, to show the presentation
  • measuring tape or ruler, to measure the challenge ring
  • black tape, to mark the challenge ring on the floor
  • 2 little stickers, taped signs or Post-it® Notes, to signify the robot starting points