KESbot Aarav

This is one of 10 UKMARSbot robots built at KES School in the 2019/2020 academic year with students in year 8. Motors are Pimoroni N20s with the extended shaft and a 20:1 gearbox, but no encoders have been fitted at present, although by using the extended shafts it would be…

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KESbot STEM

This is the demonstration model of the UKMARSbot robot built for the robot club at KES School in the 2019/2020 academic year with students in year 8. Motors are Poluloi N20s with a 10:1 gearbox and the extended shaft with magnetic encoders added The wheels are the standard 32 mm…

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Magellan

Magellan, built by Ian Butterworth, is an example of UKMARSBOT a beginner’s robot with the standard basic line sensor board extended to improve reliability when detecting radius and start/finish markers. UKMARSBOT is covered in detail here   https://ukmars.org/projects/ukmarsbot/getting-started-ukmarsbot/ and the modification of the sensors was discussed at Minos 2020, a recording…

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Asymouse

Asymouse is a beginner’s robot built by Ian Butterworth to complete the IET triathlon events. The platform is a PCB designed by the builder  with sensor boards constructed from prototyping board. There is minimal surface mount, just a microSD slot, and the robot is built around a dsPic33 plug in…

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UKMARS Virtual Line Follower Contest 2020

Due to COVID, it is not currently possible to hold a Micromouse event in person. However, it would be nice for people who have made line-followers in expectation of competition this year to have a means of comparing them. I have designed and tested a line-follower course that can be…

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Manufacturing Encoder Disks – Laser Cutting

This post is intended to add detail to the manufacturing/assembly process of a Magnetic Encoder disk for use with Pololu Hall Effect circuit boards, and in the future, our own boards. By sharing what I have discovered, I hope to speed up the process for others wanting to make such…

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