Zumo Robot and Accessories

Zumo chassis with custom electronics next to a Zumo robot for Arduino.

The Pololu Zumo chassis is a small, tracked robot platform that is less than 10 cm on each side — small enough to qualify for Mini Sumo competitions — and works with a variety of micro metal gearmotors to allow for a customizable combination of torque and speed. Add a Zumo shield, which includes a dual motor driver, buzzer, and three-axis accelerometer and compass, to make an Arduino-controllable robot that can really throw its weight around!

Pololu item #: 2506
Price: $99.95
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The Pololu Zumo robot is an Arduino-controllable tracked robot platform that is less than 10 cm × 10 cm—small enough to qualify for Mini Sumo. It includes two micro metal gearmotors coupled to a pair of silicone tracks, a stainless steel bulldozer-style blade, an array of six infrared reflectance sensors for line following or edge detection, a 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer, and a buzzer for simple sounds and music. Just add 4 AA batteries and an Arduino (or compatible controller) and you are ready to push! No soldering or assembly is required.

Pololu item #: 2505
Price: $42.95
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This combination deal contains most of the parts you need to build an Arduino-controlled Zumo robot. It consists of a Zumo Shield for Arduino, a Zumo chassis kit, and a Zumo blade. You will also need a pair of micro metal gearmotors, four AA batteries, and an Arduino to complete your Zumo robot (motors, batteries, and Arduino sold separately). This product is a kit; assembly (including soldering) is required.

Pololu item #: 1418
Price: $19.95
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The Pololu Zumo chassis is a small, tracked robot platform that is less than 10 cm on each side, allowing it to qualify for Mini Sumo competitions. The main body is composed of black ABS and features a compartment for four AA batteries and sockets for two micro metal gearmotors. It ships as a kit with two silicone tracks, two drive and two idler sprockets, a 1/16″ acrylic mounting plate, and mounting hardware. (Motors and batteries are not included.)

Pololu item #: 2504
Price: $24.95
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This shield makes it easy to build an Arduino-controlled Zumo robot. The shield mounts onto an assembled Zumo chassis, connecting directly to the chassis’s battery terminals and motors, and the Arduino plugs into the shield, face down. The shield includes dual motor drivers, a buzzer for playing simple sounds and music, a user pushbutton, and a 3-axis accelerometer and compass. It boosts the battery voltage to power the Arduino, and it breaks out the Arduino I/O lines, reset button, and user LED for convenient access and to accommodate additional sensors for things like obstacle and edge detection.

Pololu item #: 1410
Price: $2.95
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This 0.036″-thick stainless steel plate can be mounted to the front of the Zumo chassis to create a slanted, bulldozer-like blade for pushing around objects, such as other mini-sumo robots.

Pololu item #: 1419
Price: $9.95
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This reflectance sensor module is designed for use with the Zumo shield for Arduino. It has six IR LED/phototransistor pairs that can be used for line following or edge detection; each sensor provides an independent, digital I/O-measurable output. The array draws approximately 40 mA when the emitters are on, and an optional input allows the emitters to be turned off for additional sensing or power-saving options.

Pololu item #: 1101
Price: $15.95
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47"), high-quality, high-power motor with 100:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 320 RPM and 80 mA free-run, 30 oz-in (2.2 kg-cm) and 1.6 A stall.

Pololu item #: 2361
Price: $15.95
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47"), high-power brushed DC motor with 75:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 400 RPM and 70 mA free-run, 22 oz-in (1.6 kg-cm) and 1.6 A stall.

Pololu item #: 998
Price: $15.95
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47"), high-power brushed DC motor with 50:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 625 RPM and 100 mA free-run, 15 oz-in (1.1 kg-cm) and 1.6 A stall.