Basic systick configuration on the STM32

The ARM cortex processors all come with a systick timer that is part of the core and so should be present on any ARM cortex. This timer is very useful for producing the main system event clock. Here I will show you how to set it up on the STM32F4xx processors to generate an interrupt every millisecond. Continue reading

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Minos 2016 Advance Notice

Minos 2016 is announced! Minos will once more be run with the support of Birmingham City University at Millennium Point in Birmingham. Tis year’s event will be on April 16th and April 17th. Minos is still the event for catching up with goings on in the world of micromouse and small robots. Get the details

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All Japan Micromouse 2015 Pictures

Some pictures from the All Japan Micromouse contest 2015. Continue reading

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All-Japan Micromouse 2015 Finals

Taking part in the finals of the all Japan micromouse contest can be a nerve-wracking experience. One Japanese contestant, whom I had barely spoken with before, and whom I thought was a certainty for a good place just walked up to me and said “I am so very nervous. I feel pain in my stomach”. He was far from alone. Continue reading

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All Japan Micromouse 2015 qualifiers

Saturday is qualifying day for the All Japan Micromouse contest. Year on year, the contest continues to grow and the challenge is ever greater. Find out who gets through to the finals here. Continue reading

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IET Robot Triathlon

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is holding a robot triathlon event in Derby on March 12th 2016. There are three event classes – Line Followers, Time Trials and a Drag Race. The contest is open to individuals, school and student groups.

For full details see the IET events site.

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Micromouse Sensor Design

Selecting the best micromouse sensor design is a study in electronics, physics, geometry, maths and coding. Here I will look at some of the design considerations for the sensors in the next iteration of my micromouse. find out more

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BCU Robofest 2015

This year’s Robofest event at Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point site will take place on Saturday November 14th. This annual robotics festival features contests for all ages and abilities and is open to all.

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Minos 2015 Presentations

Minos 2015 was held at Birmingham City University on April 18th/19th 2015. Following its traditional pattern, the Saturday saw a diverse range of talks and presentation on subjects relating to small robotics.

Here’s how the schedule worked out: Continue reading

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Minos 2015 – contest roundup photos

Here are the pictures I used to illustrate the contest roundup at Minos15. Each has a small story to tell or point to make. Ask if you want to know what it is. See the Pictures

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