Author Archives: Peter Harrison

Techfest 2016 – UK Micromouse Contest

The UK micromouse contest took place on June 25th in Birmingham. The venue was slightly different with the event being located in Birmingham City University’s new Curzon building. Read on for the results of the contest.

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Techfest 2016 location update

The UK TechFest 2016 will be held by Birmingham City University this coming weekend on June 25th. Please note that the exact location is not the one you may remember. This year it will be held in the Curzon Building, … Continue reading

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Portuguese Micromouse Contest 2016

UTAD university will be holding the first International Portuguese Micromouse Contest on July 16-17th 2016. Continue reading

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Birmingham City University Techfest 2016

Birmingham City University are set to run their sixth annual Techfest at the City Centre Campus, Millennium Point, Birmingham. On Saturday 25 June 2016, the University will be host to a celebration of technology, engineering and science. As with previous events there … Continue reading

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Vancouver Micromouse Contest

If you find yourself anywhere near Vancouver around Jun 11-12 2016, call in at the Vancouver Mini Maker Fair where Marginally Clever Robots is hosting a contest. There will be plenty to see and several classes of robot contest. Get … Continue reading

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Minos 2016 Schedule

We are about ready for Minos 2016 which will take place on Saturday April 16th at Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point Campus. The provisional schedule looks like this: 10:30 Registration and Coffee 10:40 10:50 Welcome and Administrivia 11:00 Duncan Louttit … Continue reading

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APEC 2016 Micromouse Contest Results and Video

The 2016 APEC micromouse contest was held at the Long Beach Convention Center, California on March 21st. A total of twelve mice took part with entries from around the globe. Here is a summary of the results and a look at … Continue reading

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TDD with GoogleTest and Netbeans

With googletest set up for use with the the Netbeans IDE it is relatively easy to start working on your code using Test Driven Development Methods. This article shows you how to develop a simple set of library functions using … Continue reading

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Googletest in Netbeans for Test Driven Development

Netbeans is my favoured IDE for C/C++ development. It has some support for test driven development but not for Googletest which I like for its simplicity. Find out how to use Googletest in Netbeans for embedded TDD.

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PWM basics on the STM32 general purpose timers

The STM32 Family processors include general purpose timers that have a nice PWM function that can handle four channels of independently controlled duty cycles. In this article I will look at how to set these up for basic use suitable … Continue reading

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