A bit (lot) late, but I just noticed a video posted on youtube with a 1/2 size micromouse – Its tiny!
Anyhow, I have been working on my mouse as it is also my 4th (and final) year project for my MEng Cybernetics degree. Been working on the motor housing and choosing the components for the hardware, to make sure it all fits I built everything up in Solidworks and got some prototypes made!
Head over to www.shapeways.com to see about their rapid prototyping server – its really fast, easy to use and mighty cheap.
Here are a couple of photos of the prototypes, first one is a ‘simplified’ complete model and the second is the actual motor mount.
Unfortunately I had to change motor, so I have redesigned everything… But there was a special offer on at shapeways, so I was able to order more prototypes. This time I have also ordered parts which will be used on the final mouse including skids and sensor mounts.