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All Japan Micromouse 2013 Results and Prize Lists Published

The New Technology Foundation organises the All Japan Micromouse Tournament. They have now published the results and prizewinners list for the 34th event held at the Nagareyama Continuing Education Center Venue in 2013. Results: http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2013/mm2013result01.html Prizes: http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2013/mm2013prize01.html Thanks again to all … Continue reading

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All Japan Micromouse Contest 2013

The 34th All Japan Micromouse Contest was held at Nagareyama City Lifelong Learning Centre on November 23rd and 24th 2013. This was my fifth visit to this event – arguably the World Championships for the micromouse contest. Incoming search terms:all … Continue reading

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Japan 2012 Videos

Here are a few micromouse videos from Nicovideo at the 2012 All Japan Micromouse Contest. The event was streamed and recorded professionally throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, the source does not allow generic embedding so you will have to link out to … Continue reading

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Japan 2012 Results

The full results and maze details for the 2012 All Japan Micromouse contest, held at Shibaura Institute for Technology, Toyosa Campus in Tokyo have now been posted on the New Technology Foundation web site

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Japan 2012 Finals

The final day of the 2012 All Japan Micromouse Contest was exactly that. The three principal contests each had their finals event. Classic micromouse, half-size micromouse and line follower robot builders eagerly awaited the outcome of the big event. Incoming … Continue reading

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Japan 2012 Qualifying

There are so many entries to the All Japan Micromouse contest that it takes two days to get the job done. For most, the Saturday is qualifying day. All the robots get to run and then best times are used … Continue reading

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MCU Car Rally

The line following contest at the annual All Japan Micromouse event is an exciting event. Simple rules, brutal timing constraints and a long, challenging course make for a great competition. While I already knew there were plenty of other robotic … Continue reading

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Simpler Line follower sensors

Some time ago, I wrote about a way to work out your position when following a line based on the readings from a set of reflctive sensors. The method was a bit complicated and I was never happy with it. … Continue reading

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Bob’s second outing

Bob has had a bit of minor surgery. I replaced the Darlington transistor motor driver with a L293D chip. Thing is, I forgot that the 293 has relatively large losses so Bob was much slower…

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Line Follower First run

All the bits are together and the processor code tested. Bob should know when he is on track and how far out he is when he is off track. Time to get him running on the test track…

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