Month: July 2018

Pi Wars 2018: Prize Time

Having stuck around for the prize giving ceremony at the end of the day, primarily as we were told that all teams would get a prize just for taking part, we had a few very pleasant surprises. Firstly, out of nowhere, we won the...

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Pi Wars 2018: Over the Rainbow

A brand new challenge to Pi Wars and potentially the hardest they have ever had. Visual processing and distances in one challenge, Holy Cow Batman! We had been playing with some visual processing for a few years as we always...

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Pi Wars 2018: Slightly Deranged Golf

We were glad to see that the monster hill of the course had gone this year. Especially considering that the previous bot fell off the top of it and the ball ran away from our golf attachment. The experience had taught us a few...

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Pi Wars 2018: Straight Line Speed Test

The straight line speed test was causing some concern during testing using the distance sensors. So with less than a week to go we decided to rip up all the code and switch to line following using the camera. In our first year...

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Pi Wars 2018: Pi Noon

Howdy partner. So you’ve come to see some bots duelling in the arena of dooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm!!!! Well not quite but it had been given a monster makeover since the last wars with a devilish spike tower...

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