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Solves a non-looped line maze
Using a
UPDATE : 5/24/2014: New video added ( with path shortening ) This was my 2nd robot. Back then, I had built it to solve a line maze but there wasn't a path … Read more
Solves Just About Any Maze (When Completed)
Update: My robot placed 4th in the touch sensor maze at the National Robotics Challenge, and was nominated for the Honda Inovation award as well! The next step for … Read more
Line Follow, DeskBot, IR R/C, Bump-n-Turn
Using a
Little Line and Ledge Bot   ***UPDATE 8.3.12*** Added video of desktop/ bump and turn routine (Top Video)   Read more

You know, for kids.

This is an old project of mine that I think I now want to finish. It will be my first attempt at image processing.

Here is where it is at so far. More information will be added with time.

 

Labyrinth maze solver

Hello All,

I am building an automatic maze solver using the following as an inspiration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prq78ctJ2Rk&feature=related

UPDATE 07.27.11 I have written a maze solving simulator and embedded it online. It allows users to build a maze and have a virtual robot solve it using the left … Read more
Yeah I know what you are thinking, "V3? What is this a CNC machine?" Well no, I really want to get this idea working. I had 2 other versions before this one, but … Read more

Maze Solving Robot V3. This one will work.

Not too long ago I received a care package from CTC. He sent me 2 of his arduino PCBs he designed. 

 

So that got me thinking, what would I build with it?

Well as this is going on, my highschool finally has its laser cutter installed. So it would be foolish of me not to use it. 

Here I go, making my highest verison of a robot yet. Maze Solving Robot V3. 

 

Maze Solving Robot, Flood Fill Algorithm (UPDATED w/ video)

I was wondering how the guys program their robots in the micromouse competition. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bproY7G2t4o

It was obvious that they don't use the "always go left" method. After looking around a little bit, it became apparent that the competitors keep their algorithms on the hush. But I did find that the base for most their methods is the Flood Fill method. Here is a paper that describes it pretty well. 

Line Mazes and collision object avoidance
Using a
News (for those who don't want to read the article) -I have got one of the line sensors working. -I have got some basic line following going -I have given up on … Read more