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Post by peterwaller » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:21 pm

I attended the Micro Mouse 2007 contest in June with my minisumo's but got a little bit smitten with the micro mouse idea. I am now building a wall follower mouse (Chedderbyte) as an introduction to the far more complex solver mice. The wall followers are put into a maze that the centre can be reached following the left hand wall. Here is a video clip of my efforts so far.
http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/ ... se01-1.flv
My test maze is only 3 x 6 where as the real ones are 16 x 16 which is almost 4 m x 4 m. Any one interested in learning more about micro mice should see http://www.micromouseonline.com/forum/

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Post by Nemesis » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:07 pm

Oh that's so cool. Did the light sensors give you much trouble?
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Post by peterwaller » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:56 am

Yes they have been a bit of a trial. I have posted a blow by blow account at
http://www.micromouseonline.com/forum/
under Electronics & Hardware / my first mouse

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Post by leo-rcc » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:28 am

The speed that you develop your ants, mazesolvers, pcb's etc. never seizes to amaze me.

Looking very good i must say. Amazing.
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Post by BeligerAnt » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:33 pm

Is it immoral to envy another man's robot? :-? :oops:

That is very cool Pete - can't wait until I'm retired and can play robots all day! :wink:
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Post by Simon Windisch » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:19 pm

I think its only Oxes, Asses, Manservants or Maidservants.

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Post by peterwaller » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:47 am

I don't get to play robots all day I have to stop for tea and meal breaks, play on the PS2, work my way through the box set of 24 and mow the lawns when it stops raining. Also a little matter of a grandaughter that visits about three days a week. She just about takes over the when she arrives at only 4 months old. When she is moving about under her own steam things could get really interesting. Having said all that I really am enjoying my retirement and just don't know how I had time to go to work.
You can envy anything you like except my ass. :roll:

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Post by leo-rcc » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:53 am

peterwaller wrote:You can envy anything you like except my ass. :roll:
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Post by peterwaller » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:52 am

Here is the mouse after fixing the batteries and sensors properly underneath and speeding up as far as I can.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/ ... CF0592.jpg
http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n66/ ... mouse3.flv

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Post by slurp » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:06 pm

So that'll be you ready to race in the next ROBOtic event in November... I think it's the same venue TIC Birmingham on Sat. 24th.

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