The 2013 All Japan Micromouse Contest saw what I believe was a world first. That is – a micromouse used a camera to look at the entire maze, map all the walls and then perform a speed run straight to the centre. Find out More
The 34th All Japan Micromouse Contest was held at Nagareyama City Lifelong Learning Centre on November 23rd and 24th 2013. This was my fifth visit to this event – arguably the World Championships for the micromouse contest. Continue reading →
In about 48 hours, I will be on a plane heading once more for Japan to take part in the 2013 All Japan micromouse contest. Pretty well all my micromouse preparation is done. At the contest in Birmingham on Saturday, Decimus ran as well as I could hope and better than I could expect. A few hours work on tweaking some minor issues and it should be good to go.
This year, the contest is held at a new venue to the North East of Tokyo and the contest organisers have done a splendid job of getting things together. You can find a copy of the contest booklet here:
They have thoughtfully provided instruction in english as well as Japanese so things should involve a little less guesswork this year. Thank you to whoever was responsible for this.
If you browse to the back of the brochure you will see the list of entrants. Make no mistake, the All Japan contest is a big event. The expert class qualifiers alone have 68 entries. There are 126 line followers.
Qualifiers take place on Saturday and the finals are on Sunday. By this time next week, I will be on my way back. Small world.
I am quite excited. As soon as the gas repair guy has my central heating working again, I will begin final preparations. He had best get it done. I will have a hard time explaining to my endlessly patient wife why I am flying away from a house with no heating.
Birmingham City University hosted BCU RoboFest – the November robotics event in Birmingham for micromouse and other autonomous robots – on Saturday November 16th as a part of its open day. The day was a great success. As well as running our micromouse contests, we played host to several groups of prospective student – all keen to find out as much as possible about their choice of university. Continue reading →
Birmingham City University hosts BCU RoboFest – the November robotics event in Birmingham for micromouse and other autonomous robots. It has a number of competitions that test the skills of designers and the performance of their robots. The event is open to all ages and all skill levels – spectators are welcome.
We aim to start at 10am
This year, the event will be held on November 16th at Millenium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG.
These videos form the 2013 Taiwan micromouse and intelligent robot contest were dtaken by Lunghua university and uploaded to You tube by Ai Jing (Yu Tsung-Yu I believe) and our host Su Juing-Huei. Thank you for that. Continue reading →
Lunghua University of Science and Technology hosted the annual Taiwan Micromouse and Intelligent Robot Contest on September 15th 2013. One again, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and compete with some of the best micromouse builders around. Continue reading →
In a couple of days, I will be getting on a plane, bound once more for Taiwan. This will be my fourth opportunity to take part in the Taiwan Micromouse contest. Each trip I have a better mouse. Unfortunately so does everyone else. The contestants in this event are the best there are and the pressure is definitely on. Continue reading →