5)Can you extract code from the robot to the computer for editing? Unfortunately, you cannot even if you had the tools to get the code from the robot it would be meaningless machine language (zero's and one's). I think our next generation robot should use a platform with a well-developed simulator like the BBC MicroBit (see http://microbit.org/) and have the ability to extract your code from the robot and go back to work on it (which the MicroBit does not have). Anybody know an investor willing to put down half a million to fund the development of this platform? I've identified the pieces needed (ARM processors, Microsoft MakeCode) and watched as innovators in the field jump onboard (the BBC, Adafruit, recently Wonder Workshop).
4) Adding value to people's lives depends on what they value. The creativity and fun of sumo robot competitions (and the preparation for such) add value to my life. I've often thought that children in hospitals should have people bring sumo robots to them to teach them enough that they could then do a series of activities with them as much or as little as they wanted until theyr'e better. I'll share more ideas on this tomorrow. How do you all think they could add value?
3) It's pretty hard to break away from a robot that is pushing your robot. The best bet is to have weight and clean tracks on your side. You could scuff up the tracks with a sander or grinder and then clean them off with alcohol wipes. I haven't tried this though.
2) The HC-06 Bluetooth module we have tested with the robot. Others like the more versatile HC-05 should work but we have not tested. Personally, I haven't felt the need for the added ability that the HC-05 offers. To find the code visit https://github.com/SumoRobotLeague/MRK-1_Misc/tree/master/Demo%20Sketches/RC_v20
WELCOME!! Now that you've signed please do the following: 1) Post an introductory note include your email if you'd like to share it because the cloud does NOT push activity feeds to email addresses which means that if you aren't in the cloud looking at things posts made to the cloud won't reach you, and 2) take a look around. This is where we will share and save code (aka My Robots) and post notes to teach other. The way to share code is to make it visible to the team or public and then copy the URL address and post it. For example, here is the code that will help you jumpstart sumo robot programming https://cloud.sumorobotleague.com/robot/033J