ELM4701/ELM4702 - ELM Project I & II

Fall 2008 Spring 2009

(under construction)



Product Name: Micromouse


Team Members: Jason Wells, Ryan Bidlack



Micromouse is an autonomous self contained machine designed to get to the center of a maze in the shortest possible time. A Micromouse essentially comprises of a drive motor or motors to move it; a steering and turning method; sensors to detect the presence or absence of maze walls; sensors or control logic to oversee the action of the rest and keep the vehicle 'on track' or to solve the maze; batteries to provide power. (techfest.org)

System Requirements:

n  A Micromouse shall be self contained.

n  Micromouse must follow size constraints of 250 mm wide by 250 mm long. No height limit.

n  Micromouse must not be powered by a combustion or nuclear process

n  A Micromouse shall not leave anything behind while negotiating the maze.

n  A Micromouse shall not jump over, climb, scratch, damage, or destroy the walls of the maze.


The Problem: To design an autonomous robot (Micromouse) with the ability to navigate its way through a maze without any human control.

Our Solution:

Drive train

n  Wheels in center

n  DC motors

n  2.375 rubber wheels

Sensors and Control

n  HC08

n  Ping sensors

n  LM298 motor driver


n  Look for First opening

n  Left side has priority

System Overview:


Schedule: Click here

Budget: Click here


System Diagram: Click Here


Research/Feasibility Testing

Design Concepts and drawing (mechanical, electrical, software)

Presentations: Click Here

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