The UK Micromouse contest took place on Jun 1st at the Techfest 2019 event. I am happy to report that, from a personal perspective, it was almost entirely without drama. [update: full results are here: https://ukmars.org/index.php/TechFest_2019 ] There was a worrisome moment when the program would not build on the new laptop but that was… Read More »
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 »
The UKMARS Autumn Micromouse competition took place on October 13th at Hazlemere near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. This was the first occasion that UKMARS was able to hold a micromouse competition using its own mazes and tracks and included for the first time an 18×18 cell half-size maze. The full-size maze was built by Duncan… 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 »
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
MMkit is a basic stepper micromouse from Globaltronic in Portugal. here is a full set of code to turn it into a maze-solving demonstrator.