Came across this visualization for a maze solver. http://qiao.github.com/PathFinding.js/visual/
The walls and posts arrived and so it was time to finish the maze floor.
Once the panels for the maze floor had dried out, it was time to paint them.
Now that I had the layout, the next step was to cut and drill the plywood. While there are many techniques for doing this, I ended up getting help from a friend who has access to water jet cutters to do this.
Given standard sizes for plywood, here is a pattern I used to make a maze floor.
At the Japanese contest, Peter said there is a closed form solution for the maximum number of walls a legal micromouse maze can have.
Going through some old notes, I came across reference to the micromouse maze solving methods described some time ago by Adachi in Japan. While these are apparently quite well known in Japan, they are, as far as I can tell, almost completely unknown in the West. At least, I can’t find any description of them… Read More »
We often tell beginners that they can learn a lot by building a non-contact wall following micromouse. If it can keep track of where it is and knows when it is in the centre of the maze, most of the hard problems have been solved. To get to that stage, you need working sensors, reliable… Read More »