RE: Rules etc.
There seem to be no comments about the last couple of proposals so they
have been written up. The sensor system is left at 1cm above the floor for
compatibility, but I hope that we can better specify the sensor system at a
On with the rest of it, rule 1 of the micromouse spec.:
"1. Although the superstructure of a micromouse may 'bulge' above the top
of the micromouse maze walls, a micromouse is subject to the following size
constraints -width 25cm, length 25cm. There is no height limit. A
micromouse must be completely self-contained and must receive no outside
assistance. This rule will be relaxed for that part of the competition
allowing entries from competitors or teams under 18 years old to compete in
a sub-section for mice using external guidance systems, automatic or manual."
I seem to remember someone proposed that we remove the rule for size
limitation but I can't remember the reason. Whoever it was, please try again.
The specification of width and length has caused some controversy in the
past. I prefer something along the lines of "the micromouse must fit in a
box 25cm square" to avoid arguments about mice like Michael Shumouser that
has one horizontal distance of more than 25cm.