Re: Half-size micromouse?
lem fugitt wrote:
> As to why - who knows. Perhaps they are just fed up with not being able
> to see the mouse over the walls.
> This will be the 28th annual competition here, and one of their primary
> objectives is to challenge and stimulate the competitors, and to
> encourage more participation.
> Of course, the standard size events will continue, as usual, along with
> the clipper and race competitions. The new proposals are intended to
> extend the competition scale - both much smaller, and much larger.
> The half-size micromouse competition will present some significant
> challenges, and will be difficult for a lot of people, but is
> achieveable and will draw a lot of attention.
It would appear they will be running at least some kind of demonstration
event at half-size in November. That will be interesting. Pretty well
everything on most mice can be readily had in half size with the
possible exception of the sensors. I have been having a look around for
3mm emitters with suitable characteristics and have come up blank so
far. 5mm emitters could be used but would appear quite bulky on a tiny
To get an idea of scale, pull out your friendly credit card. A half-size
mouse would need to sit on that with a comfortable margin (at least 5mm)
> On the 'much larger' end, the proposal is to hold the Tsukuba 'Real
> World Robot Challenge' - an outdoor event using the park, sidewalks, and
> walkways - roughly equivalent to a 1 km square maze.
That will be interesting to see as well.