Month: July 2018

Pi Wars 2018: Obstacle Course

The obstacle course. It was good to see a lot of the elements from the previous course still intact. I mean who doesn’t like driving round a shark! Having done a reccy of the course early morning and based on experience...

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Pi Wars 2018: Minimal Maze

Whilst testing had gone well, as with most things with amateur robotics, it didn’t perform as expected on the day. For reasons unknown the yellow painted walls of the course caused our sensors to return incorrect values....

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Pi Wars 2018: Duck Shoot

Although we were confident with the duck shoot challenge, having left the bot in the car boot whilst we had a look around the competition on Saturday and the fact that the air conditioning in the building was broken on Sunday,...

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Home Schooling

With the bot built and the code written it was time to test the bot on home built replicas of some of the challenges. The main purpose of the test was to ensure that the button mappings and the hardware worked. The pan / tilt...

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We need to talk about codin’

With the physical attributes of the new bot taking shape we turned our attention to the to-do list for the code that we had accumulated from improvements and ideas we had come up with from participating in Pi Wars 2017 and the...

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