APEC 2013

On Monday, March 18th 2013, the 27th APEC micromouse contest was held in Long Beach, California. This mid-winter break, to what is frequently a warm, sunny location, is another chance to catch up with some of the best micromouse builders in the world and see how you measure up against them. For the last couple of years, I have not done so well but I think this year’s mouse – Decimus 4 – may see a bit of a change in fortune. (more…)

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TechFest2013 Educational Robotics Workshop

Expressions of Interest and First Call for papers I am proposing that we add a workshop day to TechFest2013 to present designs, ideas, analyses of things micromouse and related TechFest competitions.  I would also welcome papers/presentations on the educational value of robotics in schools, colleges and Universities. This is particularly…

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The effect of speed on micromouse smooth turn

A little while ago, I came across a Japanese micromouse web site where the author had taken long-exposure pictures while his micromouse smooth turns. I decided to do some experiments of my own and test the effect of speed on cornering. (more…)

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