Author Archives: Peter Harrison
In the final stages of preparation for the All Japan Micromouse contest here. Leaving at half past too early tomorrow, I should be there for Thursday morning. For those of you who want to stay up late – or early … Continue reading
On little more than a promise, robot builders gathered once more at Birmingham City University for the autumn contest known as Robofest. It was good to see some new faces and significant progress from a number of more established builders.
It seems that Derek Hall has been trawling through his old micromouse video and come up with some fascinating footage from1989 and 1990. The videos include some very rare footage of classic mice including MITEE III, MITEE VI, Supermouse, Enterprise and … Continue reading
Keep your diary open for November 15th 2014. The date has now been provisionally set for the annual BCU Robofest event held at Millenium Point, Birmingham by Birmingham City University. There will be a number of competitions that test the … Continue reading
It is hard to believe that I have just visited Taiwan for the fifth time. After a couple of fairly unimpressive performances at the last couple of Taiwan micromouse contests, I was determined to do better and there have been … Continue reading
Exploration is a critical task for a micromouse. The maze must be explored quickly, thoroughly and without error. Any mistakes made during exploration are likely to completely ruin your chances in any of the contests where there are search time … Continue reading
Here are the results summaries for the maze-based contests at Techfest 2014, held on June 28th at Millennium Point by Birmingham City University.
The 2014 UK micromouse contest took place on Saturday 28th June at Birmingham City University as part of their Techfest event. Last year the results were dominated by a small number of Chinese mice. With eight Chinese entries this year, … Continue reading
My micromouse generates a lot of data. I log speeds, sensor readings, motor controller parameters. All sorts of things. Often that data just makes me worry. Most recently, I was noticing that there were some large variances at speed.