Sumpthing is a monstrosity of a Robot Wars competitor which was built almost entirely out of scavenged automobile scrap.
It threw out many ideas of complex and highly technical robots for a very simple, yet functional bot with great features and an uncanny robustness.
One neat idea is the modular components system. At Orion Robots, we like modular. Hence why Lego is so popular. It allows Team Tetanus and Mr Dig to quickly change a weapon system for one more suitable to their next opponent, or swap out a damaged part for another - saving time in the pit. The fact that this is also a Salvaged robot only makes us like it more...
They dont like boxes and enclosures much - which makes for a much more interesting robot, and with the correct design principle - the exposed innards are robust enough without them.
It was built for less than £300, by Mr Dig(left), and Geoff Germaney.
Time to build your own robot! Using a Raspberry Pi with parts and some time, you can use my book to learn how to make and program a robot with automatic behaviours.