The UKMATTS Micromouse competition took place on November 4th at Hazlemere near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The event was organised and run by Duncan Louttit. The maze and line following track were kindly lent to us by Birmingham City University. The timing gear was provided by David Hannaford, Ian Butterworth and Duncan Louttit. For the… Read More »
Duncan Louttit has published full details of a new Line follower timing system for use in the UK contests and events. This is a straightforward build that anyone could replicate. His article includes schematics, descriptions and source code. Read all about it at http://www.swallow.co.uk/umouse/timer/line_follower_timer.htm
In the past, we have run a November Robotics event at Birmingham City University. It seems that will no longer be possible but there is still a desire to have a late autumn event. The event will have micromouse as its centrepiece but is likely to include line-follower, wall-follower and drag race events as well… Read More »
On the Sunday of Minos, after a bit of chat, we run a small contest in the 11×11 maze and on a small line follower course. Here are the results Line follower best times: David Otten Jehu3 8.67 David Otten Jehu 9.54 Ian Butterworth Asymouse 13.23 Bernard Grabowski Wham Minus 17.8 Duncan Louttit Wham Plus… Read More »
The 2016 National Schools and Colleges Micromouse competition took place on Saturday 25th June hosted by Birmingham City University as part of the TechFest event. We had a change of venue this year and were accommodated in the modern and spacious facilities of the newly built Curzon building on the BCU City Centre Campus.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is holding a robot triathlon event in Derby on March 12th 2016. There are three event classes – Line Followers, Time Trials and a Drag Race. The contest is open to individuals, school and student groups. For full details see the IET events site.
The New Technology Foundation have published the detailed results of the 35th All Japan Micromouse tournament held at Tokyo Polytechnic Atsugi Campus on November 23rd 2014. http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2014/MM2014recode01.html There you will find tables of all the entries with their finish positions and times as well as the details of the mazes and the line follower circuit.… Read More »
All is set for the fourth annual Techfest at Birmingham City University. On Saturday 28 June 2014, the University will be host to a celebration of technology, engineering and science. As with previous events there will be a variety of activities during the day which is expected to include robotics contests for mini-sumo, line-followers, wall-followers, drag-racers and, of… Read More »
The New Technology Foundation organises the All Japan Micromouse Tournament. They have now published the results and prizewinners list for the 34th event held at the Nagareyama Continuing Education Center Venue in 2013. Results: http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2013/mm2013result01.html Prizes: http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/micromouse2013/mm2013prize01.html Thanks again to all those involved in putting on this excellent tournament.