A Raspberry Pi Pico based UKMARSBOT

I wanted to build a UKMARSBOT line follower but code it in Python. So here I describe how to replace the Arduino Nano with the recently launched Raspberry Pi Pico. The Pico is not ideal in many respects, particularly because it only has 3 A to D ports, where we…

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Hammerhead – a modified UKMARSBOT

The UKMARSBOT is very similar in concept to the robots I used to build for the IET and Techfest events around five years ago, so when I discovered the UKMARS website last year I decided to re-join the hobby and build one. The majority of Hammerhead's chassis is standard UKMARSBOT,…

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Duncan’s maze search and solve techniques.

If you are still not sure how to go about searching a micromouse maze and solving it to get an optimal route, this month's talk from Duncan Louttit may provide some answers. Duncan has been working for many years with small robots and he has many interesting ideas on how…

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