The UKMATTS Micromouse competition took place on November 4th at Hazlemere near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The event was organised and run by Duncan Louttit. The maze and line following track were kindly lent to us by Birmingham City University. The timing gear was provided by David Hannaford, Ian Butterworth and Duncan Louttit. For the… Read More »
If you search for micromouse in Spain, you are likely only to end up at a software company site. However, Miguel Sánchez de León Peque recently sent me details of a new micromouse made by him and Clara Casas Castedo and it looks great.
The Autumn event this year will be held at the Hazlemere Community centre. Doors open for competitors at 09:30 and all are welcome. If you can get there to help set up at 09:00, that would be great. Lunch will be around 1pm and we expect to be done by around 4pm with just the… Read More »
It has been a couple of weeks since returning from Taiwan. I would have written about it sooner but things did not go quite to plan robot-wise and I wanted to find out exactly what happened.
Duncan Louttit has published full details of a new Line follower timing system for use in the UK contests and events. This is a straightforward build that anyone could replicate. His article includes schematics, descriptions and source code. Read all about it at http://www.swallow.co.uk/umouse/timer/line_follower_timer.htm
In the past, we have run a November Robotics event at Birmingham City University. It seems that will no longer be possible but there is still a desire to have a late autumn event. The event will have micromouse as its centrepiece but is likely to include line-follower, wall-follower and drag race events as well… Read More »
The 2017 National Schools and Colleges Micromouse competition took place on Saturday 24th June hosted by Birmingham City University as part of the TechFest event. We were once again provided with excellent facilities in the Curzon building on the BCU City Centre Campus.