Lachlan Smith


Micromouse is a competition where people or teams build a small robotic mouse to navigate a maze of square proportions with dimensions 16 x 16 cells.

In 2006, the University of Queensland set the task for third year Mechatronic engineers to construct a micromouse in 12 weeks and on a budget.

The rest of these pages describe my experience with Micromouse, though the mouse we built isn't very good, I can still pass on a lot of information about construction, electronics and programming that are hard to come by on the internet.

The best piece of advice I can give is build something as soon as you can. Even if it isn't your final mouse, it gives you the experience you need with the software for when it comes crunch time with your final mouse the weekend before the due date, you can have more of your software tested, leaving more time for tweaking your controllers.

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I better throw this photo in on this page, it's very "G-Unit" (ref: - Twig);

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