RE: Schools Micromouse competition
Can I once again suggest 'bilby-style' tiles?
These are just squares of coated chipboard, as used in cheap kitchen
units. Trails of them can be laid out, either as a maze, looking a bit
like a crossword puzzle, or just as a winding track. Sticky tape on the
underside can hold them together if the mice are likely to be too
ferocious in accelerating. An errant mouse just falls off the edge -
only half an inch, but enough to condemn it.
Reflective optos will easily detect the edges, provided the tiles are
laid on a dull floor. In fact any floor finish will probably do, since
the optos will be closer to the white melamine.
Have a look at www.jollies.com/bilby/bilby.htm
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Duncan Louttit
Sent: Thursday, 23 October 2008 7:05 PM
Subject: RE: Schools Micromouse competition
I had a quick look at the Singapore rules. 0.7mm thick magnetic
laminated with matt black vinyl sounds beyond the reach of many.
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