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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Techfest 2019

The UK main UK competition held in conjunction with BCU (Birmingham City University) on Saturday 1st June 2019. Competitions hosted were: Line follower Drag Race Micromouse: Non-Contact Wall Follower (Junior and Senior) Maze Solver (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) Time Trial Results The Judges award for interesting and innovative engineering went…

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Techfest 2018

TechFest 2018 and UK Micromouse was hosted by UKMARS and Birmingham City University (BCU) at Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK. on Saturday 9 June 2018. Competitions hosted were: Line follower Drag Race Micromouse Non-Contact Wall Follower (Junior and Senior) Maze Solver (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) Time Trail BCU YouTube Video of…

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Autumn 2019 Results

Maze Solver Senior Final Pos Robot Name Score Run Contestant Name 1 Decimus 5A 4670 4670 Peter Harrison 2 FAB1 11960 11960 Derek Hall 3 MouseX2 15050 15050 Derek Hall 4 PicOne 34170 34170 Jim Chidley 5 Kaasjager 109430 109430 Coen Roos - PicOne Turbo Jim Chidley - MouseX Derek…

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UKMARS New Website

Welcome to the new UKMARS website. I hope that it will provide a more flexible environment to display news, views and information for and about UKMARS. Any member is welcome to request authorship accounts so that they can directly help support and grow our work.

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