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Maze Mice

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:21 pm
by peterwaller
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. ... 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

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:07 pm
by Nemesis
Oh that's so cool. Did the light sensors give you much trouble?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:56 am
by peterwaller
Yes they have been a bit of a trial. I have posted a blow by blow account at
under Electronics & Hardware / my first mouse

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:28 am
by leo-rcc
The speed that you develop your ants, mazesolvers, pcb's etc. never seizes to amaze me.

Looking very good i must say. Amazing.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:33 pm
by BeligerAnt
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:

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:19 pm
by Simon Windisch
I think its only Oxes, Asses, Manservants or Maidservants.


Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:47 am
by peterwaller
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:

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:53 am
by leo-rcc
peterwaller wrote:You can envy anything you like except my ass. :roll:

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:52 am
by peterwaller
Here is the mouse after fixing the batteries and sensors properly underneath and speeding up as far as I can. ... CF0592.jpg ... mouse3.flv

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:06 pm
by slurp
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.