UK Micromouse and Robotics Society
UKMARS is an organisation focused on encouraging Micromouse and other robotics competitions, in the UK and internationally. Anyone can become a member.
Our monthly robots club video call has changed days – now on the 1st Thursday of the month. See the event calendar for dates and topics
Our next public competition will be at the Minos Conference in March 2024. You can keep up to date with the Minos conference here: https://ukmars.org/events/save-the-date-minos-2024/
UK SUMMER CONTEST
We are planning to hold our annual summer competition on 22 June 2024 at King Edward VI School in Stratford upon Avon. The address is Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BE and the event will take place in the gymnasium. Parking will be available on site with card payment. The school is the one that Shakespeare attended in the 16th century, but the facilities have been updated since then !!
Find more and how to join in About Us
The Fastest Maze Solving Competition on Earth
This video from the Veritasium channel on YouTube looks at the history and current state of the micromouse contest. It features contributions from UKMARS members, and long-time micromouse contestants, Peter Harrison, David Otten and Derek Hall
Autumn Competition – Hazlemere, High Wycombe – Contest Results
You can see the results for all the contests hereAutumn 2023 Contest Results
The National Micromouse Competition on 1st July 2023
Our main competitionon 1st of July in Worcester delivered another great day of competitions you can see the results
- Monthly Virtual Robot meeting – First Thursday of every month
News and events
MINOS 2023 – Fantastic sharing of information!
We held our annual MINOS conference Saturday 29th April in STEAMhouse Birmingham. We will add more details shortly, but the the conference programme for that event is here minos-conference-2023
Spring Competition 2023 – The Results are in!
On 18 March 2023 we held our Spring Competition in STEAMhouse Birmingham. A great day of contests and some stunning times delivered.
See the results here spring-2023-contest-results
Autumn Competition 2022
We had a great day in Hazlemere at our Autumn Competition with many new robots to entertain us, thanks to everyone that helped with the day.
Results from the contests can be found here: Autumn 2022 Contest Results
Summer Competition 2022
The annual summer competition for 2022 was held on the 25th June 2022 at STEAMhouse, Birmingham City University, Millennium Point. A complete programme of competitions enjoyed by UKMARS members junior robot builders from school’s clubs and visitors to the BCU open day.
Minos Conference 2022
Our 2022 Minos Conference was held on the 2nd and 3rd April at Birmingham City University. A full programme of demonstrations and presentations on the Saturday followed by a complete programme of competitions on the Sunday enjoyed by UKMARS members, BCU staff and junior robot builders from a local school.
Read all about our earlier events here Past Events
A simple beginner’s multi purpose robot platform.
UKMARS are creating a basic robot design that can be used in a variety of common contests such as line following, wall following, drag race. The robot is constructed using inexpensive and readily available materials, components and techniques.
Links and Resources
Robot Builders Resources
- We have a whole section packed with useful links to online suppliers and resources
Have a look.
Some starter robot projects
- DIM: A simple wall follower with no electronics
- BESS: A prototype motor controller using back EMF
- MAD: Another simple wall following robot