Author: EJ

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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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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