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ready to immediately begin making a sumo-bot, a great way to do so is
with the LEGO MINDSTORMS sets. My book Competitive MINDSTORMS can help
you to build sumo-bots with the MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System,
program those sumo-bots, and test those sumo-bots.
Also, here are some tips to keep in mind when making sumo-bots:
1. Remember, when building sumo-bots, the goal is to have fun. If you lose sight of
this fact, you might end up giving up on a sumo-bot project if problems and
2. No sumo-bot is perfect; this means that sumo-bots that I make and that you
make will have "problems" or "weak-spots." But don't let this stop you from
making attempts at solving the "problems" in your sumo-bots; there are often
many ways to solve or get around problems that come up.
3. If you're new to making sumo-bots, it would be in your best interest to start with
simple techniques and approaches. Simple things have much less that can go
wrong than complex things. In addition, simple things can perform just as well
as many complex techniques and approaches; still further, some complex
approaches can cause more problems than they solve, getting confused in
simple situations. Complexity and "smartness" can be beneficial, when used
correctly, but for beginners, I recommend simpler techniques and approaches.
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