“Build Your Own Sumobot”

As part of its continuing partnership with SB Makerspace, the Santa Barbara Public Library System is proud to offer a free and fun introductory class in robotics

When: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Art: Class, Kids & Teens, Classes


Sumobots are robotic competitors in the sport of Robot-sumo. In this match, two robots are placed in a circular “arena,” and much like the human sport of sumo wrestling, a winner is decided when one robot pushes the other outside the circular boundary.

During the classes offered by the Library and taught by SB Makerspace, students will learn theories behind operation, how to test electronic circuits virtually using software, and then use these skills to program, build, and configure their own Sumobots. During the final class, an informal competition will be held to decide whose robot’s architecture and programming reigns supreme! While the class is introductory in nature, because there is programming and construction involved, students should be at least of reading age and be able to accept and grasp instruction well. All ages including teens and adults are welcome.

Robot motors and sensors were purchased by the Central Library with chassis parts 3D printed by SB Makerspace. To sign up for the class, visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s web site at To learn more about SB Makerspace, follow @SBmakerspace on Twitter or visit All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Phone: 805-564-5670

Event posted Oct. 22, 2013
Last updated Oct. 22, 2013


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