Micromouse

Objective:
For my second year university assignment we paired into groups of two and had the duration of the educational year to design, build and program a Micromouse robot to attempt to solve a maze. We had to develop and design both hardware and software. Our aim would be to develop our designs to the best working prototype within the time given.

The Micromouse should be able to navigate to the centre of a maze whilst mapping its movements, it should then attempt to explore the rest of the maze and once the maze has been mapped it will then return to the start and perform a speed run which will take the quickest route it found during the mapping process.

More information about the Micromouse competition can be found here.

Parts List:

Product / Distributor : Part Number: Total quantity price:
Active Robots:
2 x Sanyo Denki Stepper Mototrs 103H546-0440 H546P £33.43
Precision Engineered Aluminium Wheels 12.5mm wide MRM-029 £27.69
2 x Stepper Drivers SLA7024M SLA7024M £21.36
Rapid Online:
SFH409 – GAAS T1 Emitter 58-0400 £3.20
SFH309FA-5 T1 Filtered Transistor 58-0425 £3.20
L-7113F3BT IR LED BLUE 5mm 58-0320 £1.60
L-7113P3C PHOTOTRANSISTOR 5MM 58-0325 £1.44
2 x AAA – NIMH – 4, 1000mAH 18-4082 £11.50
Microchip:
2 x PIC18F445 N/A £4.80
Techbotics:
Tamiya Ball Caster Kit TB-PO-0008 £5.75
Plastics Online:
3MM DARK BLUE TINT ACRYLIC A4 SIZE 210 X 297MM £1.30
3MM DARK RED TINT ACRYLIC A4 SIZE 210 X 297MM £1.30
Tensol 12 Acrylic Bonder N/A £5.00
RS:
Darlington transistor array,ULN2003AN 436-8451 £5.60
SRBP strip board,291x95x1.6mm 433-832 £0.00
Threaded spacer,mild steel,M3x5mm,M/F 495-023 £4.75
Misc: (resistors, capacitors, solder, wire, etc.) N/A £10.00 approx
Total:

£142.48

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