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MouseTRIx Workshop
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India’s first Micromouse workshop, aka MouseTRIx, began yesterday at the IIT Mumbai campus. It’s a week long workshop and I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to attend it. It was organised by a cool new startup TRI.

I don’t have much time to write now, but I’ll put up a detailed ‘post-workshop’ analysis in the coming weekend

Day 4, 5 and 6: 24 June 2006


Day 3: 21 June 2006

We built the programmer for the Atmega16 microcontroller, basically a RS232 to TTL level shifter, and used PonyProg to dump the HEX code. Sample codes were written and tested on the controller board. ICC compiler was used for the coding.

The programmer that one of the teams assembled

The battery charger

Ashish gets to keep the pro-looking programmer :-(

The sample mouse setup


Day 2: 20 June 2006

The day two began with the final assembly of the chassis and mounting of the controller board.

The kit is as professional as it could get. Laser-cut chassis, machined wheels, super-cool Atmega16 controller board and a lecture delivered by Ashish Bhat himself. It couldn’t get any better than this..

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Ashish doing what he does best, building robots. (apart from being a rock star ;-))

A guy from bangalore assembling his first micromouse kit.

Two guys from aurangabad.

Couple of local IITians assembling their kits.

A kit that I partially assembled

After mounting the controller board

Looks good, doesn't it?

A sample mouse that Ashish built

Rahul Singh explaining mechanics...

The sample mouse

The mouse in the maze

It ran smoothly using only its side looking sensors


can't wait for tommorrows action!

Day 1: 19 June 2006
Missed :-(

Last Updated: 24 June 2006

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