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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby Simon Windisch » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:19 pm

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

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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby peterwaller » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:20 am

Yes it is the weekend after the next AWS. I was hoping to go to one of the monthly meetings at birmingham before that to try it on a full size maze. The next one is tomorrow and I am not sure I am quite ready as I want to impliment various speeds in case the high speed version fails to get round so I might have to go to the october one.

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Postby slurp » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:42 pm

I'm looking for a good reason to be in Birmingham for a meeting on the right day of the month... certainly won't be there tomorrow :(

Got a promotion that gives me more reason to be in Birmingham on a more regular basis. Would mean that I'd be down early enough in the day, just late home. :D

Forums are great but meeting and talking to people face to face is much better. Been doing some work on the sumo, got to finish that but still fancy a go at the maze...

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Postby slurp » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:18 pm

The club dates have been updated... Meetings on the 1st & 29th Oct also 19th Nov

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Postby Craig_Anto3 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:13 pm

I've just finished my 2nd sumo bot
I bought a solarbotics kit which was great fun to build and slap around with Anto sad to say it wasn't that great but it still works
my second sumo bot is based on the BEAM idea using relays as its brain that works brilliantly, gives Anto a real run for its money
I've got the parts for a seeker II style robot which is much more advanced and at the same time I've started playing with the idea of a micromouse and am currently building a maze solver
I've got some pics on my flickr account
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