Selecting the best micromouse sensor design is a study in electronics, physics, geometry, maths and coding. Here I will look at some of the design considerations for the sensors in the next iteration of my micromouse. Zeetah V and VI use triangulation sensors pioneered by David Otten. These sensors consist…
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.
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…
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…)
Came across this visualization for a maze solver.
When I applied power to the motors on Zeetah VI (ZVI) for the first time, the motors seemed to struggle and the PWM value to get the wheels to rotate seemed higher than usual. Since this was my first four wheel mouse of this configuration (ZIV is a four wheel drive, four wheel steer mouse), I wasn’t sure if the higher load was normal or not.