## Minos 2013 Registration Now Open

Minos is with us again. It is now possible to register for the 2013 Minos event which takes place this year on April 13th and 14th at Royal Holloway, University of London. Our thirteenth weekend conference on micromouse and other robotics related matters follows the success of previous MINOS events. We…

## Easier Statistics for your Sensor Data

Learn how you can calculate the standard deviation, or spread, of your sensor readings on-the-fly while collecting data without having to first record all the values and then do the statistics. Statistics based on the data from your sensors can tell you a lot about the system and the environment…

## Great Online Circuit Simulator Site

Designing electronic circuits takes knowledge and experience. Sooner or later, you have to put your idea to the test. Generally, this means building a prototype. Even with the best circuit simulator software, you ended up with unfriendly or expensive products. Or both. Now you can do a good job with…

## An Improved Bit Banding Approach

The commonly published approach to using the bit banding feature of the Cortex Mx family of processors is to use macros – see Bit Banding in the STM32. This post describes an alternate implementation that uses a dedicated RAM section for bit banding.
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## Solver References

The first article that I used as a reference for Zeetah I's solver was published in Byte Magazine back in 1987. Fortunately for me, this article was printed right around the time we were making Zeetah I. Stephen E. Belter, Computer-aided Routing of Printed Circuit Boards: an Examination of Lee's Algorithm…

## Diagonal Solver Pseudo Code

This part of the series on creating a diagonal micromouse maze solver presents the actual pseudo code that was used to implement a diagonal solver and it closely matches the C implementation. You will want to check out some of the data structures in the previous post (Diagonal Solver Data Structures). (more…)

## Diagonal Solver Data Structures

This post describes the data structures used in the diagonal solver.

## Diagonal Solver Flooding

This post provides more details on how the flooding is done.

## GCC ARM Embedded Toolset

If you are taking the DIY approach to coding for the ARM processors, you probably use the GCC ARM embedded toolset. This is available from a number of places. I just came across another distribution of this ARM toolset. One immediate benefit is that they provide pre-compiled binaries for Windows,…

## Temperature and Voltage Variation of Ceramic Capacitors

You almost ceratainly have ceramic capacitors in your micromouse or other project. Are you sure you have them properly specified? Are they actually providing the value that you think they should be? This tutorial from Maxim Integrated gives an excellent guide to the ways that you can make sure that…