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by slurp
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Micro Mouse
Replies: 4
Views: 15904

You know that most mazes are in fact simple mazes which can be solved by a wall follower. There are a number of different competitions, you'll see some wall following competitions in Birminham (there's another event in November) but mose of the mazes for solving have traps to stop simple wall follo...
by slurp
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Sumo
Replies: 6
Views: 17453

Good luck!

regard,
Colin
by slurp
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Autonomous Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 16574

just tweaking some opponent detection at the moment but here's a pic of one of the minisumo based upon the control board links posted last time...


Image

Tyres to set with gasket goo


regards,
Colin
by slurp
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: cad
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Here's two options from the professional market, one 2D the other 3D.


http://www.solidedge.com/free2d/


http://www.cocreate.com/free

I hope this helps.

best regards,
Colin
by slurp
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

It seems that a lot of schools, with technology specialisms, are getting these in for classes to use. This makes for interesting robot building when there's a club associated with the schools. Some will give a price for "low cost" production from suitable file types, this means that it's worth down ...
by slurp
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: CNC Mill / Router
Replies: 20
Views: 6108

These are interesting applications of control but I always wonder about the choice of tool for home construction. If you're routing or milling then you need to get both the right tool bits and the right tool. Shattering dill bit are not nice, and it's frustrating when the drill bearing are knackered...
by slurp
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Topic: Autonomous Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 16574

Re: Autonomous Questions

hi i was wondering if there is any sumo kits u can buy or guides on how to make them and where to get the parts. There is a list of kits (well those that are know to me) at http://www.minisumo.org.uk/wiki/index.php?page=MiniSumoKits Building does't have to be difficult, for beginners I'd recommend ...
by slurp
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AWS27 Reading Sat 8th November 2008
Replies: 127
Views: 27905

Have I got the venue right?

University of Reading Employee's social club?
by slurp
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Leicester Space centre - Robots Live - May 17th & 18th
Replies: 24
Views: 7431

Sounds like Minisumo will be located in the same suite as the Micromouse... still some details to drop out :)

regards,
colin
by slurp
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Leicester Space centre - Robots Live - May 17th & 18th
Replies: 24
Views: 7431

Rise of the Robots

There's a bigger event being arranged here by the National Space Centre. I'm expecting to be there with a few minisumo (detail to be confirmed) and I expect that you'll also find a micro-mouse (or several) maze running along side various other hobby and scientific displays. Rise of the Robots is bil...