Micromouse is actually a miniature Robot controlled by a Microcontroller.
The mouse has to find its way through
an arbitrary maze. It competes with
other mice to see which one finds the center of the maze within
the least amount of time. The Micro Mouse competition is held
once a year in Spring around April It includes a design contest,
a paper contest and Micro Mouse. Students can enter the competition
individually or with a group.Participants are required to be
members of IEEE.
Mark Miliano, the Micro Mouse officer and the
instructor of ECE191 (Micro
Mouse design & construction), says he would recommend
students who are interested in Micro Mouse to take ECE186 and
ECE285. However, those two courses are not necessary as long
as they can build a Micro Mouse by using the knowledge they
have. Here is the picture of Mark Millano's Micromouse.
Awards and Achievements
+ Truong Pham took first place with the slow but steady Turtle
+ Jatin (Jay) Patel secured first place in the Micromouse competition
with a time period of 28 seconds.
+ Omar Fathallah secured first place in the Design Contest.
+ Dustin Hess secured first place in the Micromouse competition
competition with a new record time of 23 seconds.
+ Aaron Lager secured third place in the Design Contest.
Links to Chico State Micromouse Help and History
Jiang's Micromouse Page - Great history of Micromouse at Chico
State, with pictures!
+ A lot of helpful hints on Chico State Alum Pete Sullivan's
the IEEE Spring 2003 conference at UOP and Truong Pham's Turtle
View the Micromouse Clipping
Design and Development of a Micromouse (University of London)
+ Micromouse Resource Page (University of London)
+ UC Davis Micromouse Page
+ WSU Micromouse
Micromouse Competition Rules
Harrison's Micromouse Page
John Wiederhold's Micromouse Page
+ Adrian Fisher Maze Design
+ Thanks go out to Lifeng Jiang and Pete Sullivan as well as
Mark Milliano and Quing Wang for their input