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by slurp
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Autonomous Rules
Replies: 46
Views: 63957

Re: Autonomous Rules

The MiniSumo forum has always seen activity in waves, yes it's continuing to be quiet. Personally I'm plugging away at "low cost" builds to support schools but haven't published much recently - that never helps the ebb and flow of the community. I've missed notice of the last couple of events in Bir...
by slurp
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Birmingham TechFest (Micro Mouse 2011)
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Re: Birmingham TechFest (Micro Mouse 2011)

My sumo did much better than I expected It's definately a "well done", don't feel too bad about not beating Peter... we're all having that problem. I've still to edit the video and get it posted, I wouldn't mind getting some details of Wasabi together for minisumo.org.uk if you'd like to share. I c...
by slurp
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Sharp GP2D120 ir sensor range
Replies: 33
Views: 48705

Thats good. What voltage and Ampage can i put into them before they blow? If you look at the Specification portion of the page the forward current is the usual you'd expect for an LED 20mA, but I'd expect 10-15mA is OK. The forward voltage (Vf) is 1.7V I guess you know the calc for current limiting...
by slurp
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Mini Sumo Side Scoop
Replies: 10
Views: 20885

i have found that if my scoop is pushingthe other bot off, and then my scoop hits the floor forst, then i lose. You need to avoid getting too far under! While I understand Peter has hooks to stop Lowblow from becoming a speed bump, other have added similar features to ensure they don't go too fan u...
by slurp
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Mini Sumo Side Scoop
Replies: 10
Views: 20885

Hi Alasdair, I'd missed this thread. I read the scoop discription like a snowplough, there's nothing stopping you from using the shape or having it drop into place once the round begins. A couple of things to consider:- Starting position Speed of operation Ability to push If you've got to drop the s...
by slurp
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Sharp GP2D120 ir sensor range
Replies: 33
Views: 48705

I found this quite some time ago (it's helpful to Minisumo too):-

http://www.micromouseonline.com/files/m ... arratt.pdf

It's one approch to IR wall detction.

Best regards,
colin
by slurp
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: awsome tune
Replies: 32
Views: 11531

Have you seen Newport? (New York Parody)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4NeFo7zkfk

regards,
Colin
by slurp
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 34866

Video done (at last!) I hope this is works as a link:- Minisumo @ UKMM 2010 I've done a short write up here Minisumo @ UKMM2010 wiki but it needs a tweak with the embedded video and the overall scores are yet to be added. I really need to find an good video editor, windos moviemaker doesn't output w...
by slurp
Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 34866

I had a few pictures of the minisumo at weigh-in but also have a copy of Mike's video.

I'm just editing into one video, I hope to up-load tonight/tomorrow. I post a link when done. One round with AFM was missed :-?

regards,
colin
by slurp
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 34866

Less than a month to go....

Tony is reminding us of the welcome on the Micromouse Forum.

Best regards,
Colin