Category Archives: Micromouse

Micromouse Portuguese Contest 2017

The Micromouse Portuguese Contest 2017 will take place in Gondomar on 20th of May 2017. Last year’s event, held in Agueda, near Porto, was excellent and I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to take part. This year, the venue has moved … Continue reading

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New Facebook Page for Micromouse and Others

If you were wondering what the last post was about, there is a new Facebook page intended for anyone interested in Micromouse, Line Follower and other Autonomous Robots. Check it out:

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Minos 2017 Mini contest results

On the Sunday of Minos, after a bit of chat, we run a small contest in the 11×11 maze and on a small line follower course. Here are the results Line follower best times: David Otten Jehu3 8.67 David Otten … Continue reading

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IEEE micromouse contests in the USA

Each year, the IEEE runs several micromouse contests in the USA. You can find a list of upcoming events on Green Ye’s

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APEC 2017 – 31st Annual Micromouse Contest

APEC is done. Once again, I boarded a plane to the United States to brave the trials and tribulations of a long weekend suffering in the warm sunshine of Florida. It is tough going compared to my normal climate in … Continue reading

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Minos 2017

Minos 2017 will this year be held at Birmingham City University City Centre Campus, Millennium Point, Birmingham on Saturday 22 April 2017 with informal competitions on Sunday 23 April.  As usual, this is a great opportunity to find out what is … Continue reading

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Connector choice for the micromouse

Find suitable small connector for your micromouse or small robot project Continue reading

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Assessing the contact patch problem

Here is a fairly simple way to find out if all the wheels on your micromouse are making proper contact with the ground.

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There’s your problem!

The most recent version of the Decimus 4 chassis runs reasonably well and, with the test release of the Decimus 5 Software it is more clever (I hope) than ever. However, it still can’t corner as well as I had … Continue reading

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2016 All Japan Micromouse Contest – full entry details

When entering for the All Japan Micromouse contest, you have to enter a whole bunch of details about your mouse – number of wheels, types of motor, motor driver, sensor devices, gyro, CAD software. It goes on and on. I … Continue reading

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