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 →
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 →
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.
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
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.
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.
The 2015 UK Techfest was held at Birmingham City University, Millennium Point on Saturday June 27. With a huge range of contests and entries, there was plenty to keep the robot enthusiast busy all day. Here are the results for the maze-based events: