The IEEE UCSD Micromouse project was founded in fall 2006 and consists of 6~7 UCSD teams of five people. Since 2011, IEEE UCSD has been hosting the California Micromouse Competition (CAMM), introduced by IEEE in 1977, and is now part of the UCSD Robofest, a celebration of the robotic projects in UCSD. In the Micromouse project, student-led teams create an autonomous robotic ‘mice’ programmed to solve a 16×16 cell maze in the shortest amount of time. The mice has 10 attempts to travels from a designated corner of the maze to the center of the maze without any outside assistance.
Technical Highlights and Skills involved:
- PCB design using EagleCAD or Altium
- Surface mount soldering
- Sampling and processing data from sensors (Infrared, Gyroscope, Motor Encoders, etc)
- Embedded system and programming (Arduino, STM32, etc)
- PID control
- Search Algorithms (Floodfill, A-star, etc)