This site is to document the journey of the Slice of Pi Club through the various iterations of bots that have competed in Pi Wars and to capture the trials and tribulations of producing our next bot, Eternal Jamnation II – Return of the Jammed.
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 competing at Pi Wars we did fairly well...read more
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 in the centre. For some reason on the day the...read more
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 from the previous competition a plan was...read more
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. All the other colours on the course weren't a...read more
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, things did not go according to plan on...read more