Analog Devices recently release new vibration rejection gyros which seemed a perfect fit for use on a micromouse. Since I was using the ADXRS610 on Zeetah V, I temporarily mounted an ADXRS642 to ZV to compare the two.
Finally, a way to solder the Analog Devices ADXRS610 gyro… The last time we attached a gyro, we overheated the board and the board delaminated. This time, we use a skillet and avoided that problem.
Once the panels for the maze floor had dried out, it was time to paint them.
Now that I had the layout, the next step was to cut and drill the plywood. While there are many techniques for doing this, I ended up getting help from a friend who has access to water jet cutters to do this.
Given standard sizes for plywood, here is a pattern I used to make a maze floor.
At the Japanese contest, Peter said there is a closed form solution for the maximum number of walls a legal micromouse maze can have.
Once ZV had explored the maze, it did a speed run and the path it took in the upper right portion of the maze was very different than the other competitors.
Experimenting with other ways to solder parts.
After soldering the CPU, I found it didn’t work…
Video of making a bracket for Zeetah VI by Pierre.