Japan 2013 Live Streaming

If you cannot be there for the 2013 All Japan Micromouse contest, then you will be able to watch it through live streaming from Nicovideo Visual Solutions. Details here:

http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=166

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Japan 2013 preparation

In about 48 hours, I will be on a plane heading once more for Japan to take part in the 2013 All Japan micromouse contest. Pretty well all my micromouse preparation is done. At the contest in Birmingham on Saturday, Decimus ran as well as I could hope and better than I could expect.  A few hours work on tweaking some minor issues and it should be good to go.

This year, the contest is held at a new venue to the North East of Tokyo and the contest organisers have done a splendid job of getting things together. You can find a copy of the contest booklet here:

http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2013/micoromouse_finaldate.pdf

They have thoughtfully provided instruction in english as well as Japanese so things should involve a little less guesswork this year. Thank you to whoever was responsible for this.

If you browse to the back of the brochure you will see the list of entrants. Make no mistake, the All Japan contest is a big event. The expert class qualifiers alone have 68 entries. There are 126 line followers.

Qualifiers take place on Saturday and the finals are on Sunday. By this time next week, I will be on my way back. Small world.

I am quite excited. As soon as the gas repair guy has my central heating working again, I will begin final preparations. He had best get it done. I will have a hard time explaining to my endlessly patient wife why I am flying away from a house with no heating.

 

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BCU Robofest 2013 report

Birmingham City University hosted BCU RoboFest – the November robotics event in Birmingham for micromouse and other autonomous robots – on Saturday November 16th as a part of its open day. The day was a great success. As well as running our micromouse contests, we played host  to several groups of prospective student – all keen to find out as much as possible about their choice of university. Continue reading

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BCU Robofest 2013

Birmingham City University hosts BCU RoboFest – the November robotics event in Birmingham for micromouse and other autonomous robots. It has a number of competitions that test the skills of designers and the performance of their robots. The event is open to all ages and all skill levels – spectators are welcome.

We aim to start at 10am

This year, the event will be held on November 16th at Millenium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

 

 

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Taiwan 2013 videos

These videos form the 2013 Taiwan micromouse and intelligent robot contest were dtaken by Lunghua university and uploaded to You tube by Ai Jing (Yu Tsung-Yu I believe) and our host Su Juing-Huei. Thank you for that. Continue reading

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Taiwan Micromouse and Intelligent Robot Contest 2013

Lunghua University of Science and Technology hosted the annual Taiwan Micromouse and Intelligent Robot Contest on September 15th 2013. One again, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and compete with some of the best micromouse builders around. Continue reading

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Taiwan 2013 – media gallery

Here are some selected photos from the Taiwan 2013 micromouse and intelligent robot contest. Continue reading

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Preparing for Taiwan Micromouse 2013

In a couple of days, I will be getting on a plane, bound once more for Taiwan. This will be my fourth opportunity to take part in the Taiwan Micromouse contest. Each trip I have a better mouse. Unfortunately so does everyone else. The contestants in this event are the best there are and the pressure is definitely on. Continue reading

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Techfest 2013 contest results

Here are the results tables for the senior micromouse events held as part of the 2013 Techfest by Birmingham City University at Millenium Point. Continue reading

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Schools micromouse report Techfest 2013

The 2013 National Schools and Colleges Micromouse competition took place on Saturday 29th June as part of the TechFest event at the Technology Innovation Centre in Birmingham. High Wycombe schools provided 19 competitors and used their long-standing association with this event to good effect.  There were also entrants from Whitley Academy, Coventry and from Reading Bluecoat School. Continue reading

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