MAI Cup Senior: Moving Towards the Competition

As seen in the videos we are currently testing the robot in different situations and improving the code accordingly. We think we could run into some problems with the infrared sensors, but we will find a solution for that. We still must implement the hall sensors for the magnet detection and add that into the … MAI Cup Senior: Moving Towards the Competition weiterlesen

MAI Cup Senior: Major step towards winning the MAI Cup!

As seen in the video we are now able to test drive our robot. The bot’s electronics is mostly finished so we don’t have to worry about that anymore. The plan for the next week will be to be able to drive trough the maze without touching the walls. We will keep you up to … MAI Cup Senior: Major step towards winning the MAI Cup! weiterlesen

MAI Cup Senior: Summary of all the Recent Progress

In the past few weeks we have changed from the laser tof sensors to ultrasonic sensors since we couldn’t get those to work properly. We furthermore encountered some trouble with one gearbox that turns unreliably. We are also looking for new hall sensors for the magnet because ours don‘t work. We are currently working on … MAI Cup Senior: Summary of all the Recent Progress weiterlesen

Sustainable Development: A Film Team is Coming!

Recently, we have received some very good news: We have participated in the “alle für EINE WELT für alle” competition and apparently we are among the top three! A film team will come to our school this week and we are really looking forward to telling them about our project and how we created it! … Sustainable Development: A Film Team is Coming! weiterlesen

MAI Cup Junior: Still Working on the Port Expander

This week we measured the power the bot needs all-in-all. Sadly, this doesn’t even give us any kind of information because the motors take more power, for example, in the moment they start. Also we didn’t find any information about our motor types so we can’t look up how much power they take if they … MAI Cup Junior: Still Working on the Port Expander weiterlesen

MAI Cup Junior: New Battery

This week we again tried to connect the port expander, but it didn’t work as expected. We’ll try solving this problem next week. But we successfully connected our 9V battery to the DC-DC, so we can now use one battery instead of two. This also allows us to easily connect an emergency stop button, which … MAI Cup Junior: New Battery weiterlesen

MAI Cup Junior: How to drive in the middle of a way…

In the last two weeks we focused on tests about the floor and the magnet that’ll be used in the final maze. At first, we couldn’t connect the third infrared module because of a missing pin, but now we solved the problem by disconnecting a pin from the hall sensor we didn’t need. Now, after … MAI Cup Junior: How to drive in the middle of a way… weiterlesen