Rat Race course
More thoughts on the rat race.
If the left hand wall is made 50mm high, 12mm thick and painted white with
a red top, then (slightly modified) wall-followers can enter. All they need
to add is a kill switch operated by the end gantry.
More thought is needed about the start line/centre line interface. Should
there be a gap between the start line and the centre line so that the mouse
sensors never see the start line? How wide does the gap need to be? If the
start line doesn't go all the way across, how can the judges check that the
mouse is behind the line?
One solution may be to use a narrow start line. If it is only 0.5mm wide
(drawn with a pen of some kind?), it would not upset many mice.