With this kit you can take an Arduino and place a Sumovore on top
of it, this would allow the bot to spin it's wheels aimlessly in the air
like a turtle trapped on it's back. Now, turn the world upside down by
flipping the Arduino over and allowing the helpless Sumovore be back in
the saddle again. Program your Arduino-form-factor-compatible board of
choice to control the Sumovore wherever it may roam.
The SumoShield Kit adapts an Arduino, Freeduino, or PICAXE Shield Base to our venerable Sumovore
Robot kit. Now you can leverage the power of open source to the world
of Mini-sumo! We have provided Arduino Example code that allows the
robot to do either mini-sumo or line-following behaviours (under the
Place the Arduino+SumoShield+Sumovore together onto a dark surface
or keep in the air to activate Sumo mode after a 5 second delay or you
can place it on a high reflective surface (silver or white) to have it
enter line-following mode right away after power up or reset.
Just looking for an Arduino Robot kit for general purposes, well this
kit is great for that too, you can use the sumovore to avoid obstacles
with it's front object detection sensors and it can avoid drops with
it's line detection sensors at the bottom of the robot.
Note: For your convenience the SumoShield kit comes
with the Male headers press-fit into the PCB, but please be aware that
you will still have to solder these pins to make a good connection.