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by slurp
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Battle ready ... BRAINS!
Replies: 3
Views: 14955

I'll look forward to seeing those and hearing how you've done in Vienna.

Best regards,
Colin
by slurp
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: WANTED: Elastic Bands
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

I've got a bag full from staples.... would you like me to post some? @TeamOrr: Are you talking about the washable gel type lint rollers? The sticky ones can't be used in minisumo. Provided you're not sticking to a sheet of A4 paper I think you'll pass. Not really stuck to the surface! regards, Colin
by slurp
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is your favourite rubbish movie?
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

Dark Star (1974)

Low-Budget Si-Fi.... I'm sure this was the one with the giant Tomato Aliens in the corridors and the AI bomb that was challenged with philosophy.

edit: Yea, there's a trailer on IMDB.... I forgot the final surfing scene!
by slurp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 35215

thebeardedone wrote:I saw Kristina Miles' sumbot in the 'Robot Sumo: The Official Guide' book by Pete Miles.
I'd best blow the dust that book and have a look! :wink:

regards,
colin
by slurp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 35215

Just looking back at the initial thread.... Hmm, I have heard of LowBlow before ... can I ask what competitions have you entered in the past (if at all)? There's been some discussion on the minisumo forum ( here & here ) as well as appearing at a number of Midlands Micromouse & Robotics Club events ...
by slurp
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: MiniSumo Events
Replies: 24
Views: 35215

Off Topic: Yeah, all of those factors you mention should contribute to the overall cost. Don't knock your price down for the sake of beating competition though. If you think your robot is worth ?130 then sell it for that :wink: I guess it takes time to design down to a cost, personally I've started...
by slurp
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: mini gear motors
Replies: 10
Views: 3871

Just noticed they only have one in stock but it is a start. Yea, a recent find I forgot to post back here... there's 8 x 1:100, 2 x 1:30 and 23 of the 1 :50 if you're not looking at the High Power version. Not checked the shipping but just noted some of Pololu's other distributors in the UK have di...
by slurp
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: mini gear motors
Replies: 10
Views: 3871

Looks like the handling fees are doubling up across the board, FedEx was about ?5, Royal Mail a bit less but now ?8. The critical point for these is the value:- Customs duty if the amount of duty is ?10 ( ?7 ) or over Import VAT if the value of the goods is ?22 ( ?18 ) and over I guess this is where...
by slurp
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Micromouse newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 15239

alasdair wrote: :D What do you think?
I think I'm getting confused about which competition you're entering... are you looking at the line following or wall following competition (or something else)?

regards,
colin
by slurp
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Micromouse newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 15239

Are you looking for a wall follower or a maze solver? the first can be done with realitively simple circuits, the latter will need those complicated microchips! aside from google it'll be worth looking at the micromouse website and forum . The next big event will be in Birmingam on Sat 28th Nov, you...