For many people, the task of solving the maze is central to the micromouse robot problem. After a while they come to realise that it is secondary to actually making the robot move quickly and reliably through the maze. Even so, the maze has to be solved. My micromouse software expects to be able to… Read More »
Source management is essential to software development. Even if you only use it to undo mistakes, there are great benefits. Of the available systems, git is probably the most popular. It is directly supported inside many editors and IDEs as well as the incredible resource that is github. Here is a simple workflow method that… Read More »
Every year since its inception, the All-Japan contest has grown in popularity and stature. During that time, there have been many changes. Most notably, the half-size event, introduced in 2009, has become very popular. There are now so many entries that organising the event must meet new challenges each year. For 2018, the contest in… Read More »
The 2018 National Schools and Colleges Micromouse competition took place on Saturday 9th June hosted by Birmingham City University as part of the TechFest event. We were as ever provided with excellent facilities at Millennium Point on the BCU City Centre Campus.
Just in case you were expecting some hot micromouse action at Otley college on Sunday May 20th, I am sorry to tell you that there will be none this year. Perhaps next time.
The maze file archive mentioned in my earlier post has been updated and the maze files moved to their own repository on github. The new set is better organised and contains many new mazes, including those from the New Technology Foundation archive. https://github.com/micromouseonline/mazefiles