subject to the following size constraints - width 25cm, length 25cm. There is no height limit. Micemust be completely self-contained and must receive no outside assistance.3.The method of wall sensing is at the discretion of the builder (touch sensor, light sensor etc).However, the mouse must not exert a force on any wall likely to cause damage (Judges can debar anymachine if it is likely to cause damage to the maze in anyway).4.The method of propulsion is at the discretion of the builder, provided that the power source is non- polluting. If the judges consider that a mouse has a high risk of damaging or sullying the maze theywill not permit it to run. Nothing may be deposited in the maze.
No part of the mouse should be left behind or to be detached from the main body during its run.
6.A Micromouse shall not jump over, climb, scratch, damage, or destroy the walls of the maze.
The use of Lego kits or any other readymade kits in making the Micromouse is allowed. Any single part used other than Lego shall lead to disqualification of the machine as it would be not considered amouse completely out of Lego kits.
3. Competition Rules
Each contesting Micromouse is allocated a total of
of access to the maze after the
1minute sensor adjustment time
. The maze-time clock will commence after the expiry of the 1minute time limit even if the handler is still making adjustments to the sensors.
Any time used to adjust a mouse between runs is included in the 10 minutes. Each run (from the startcell to the center zone) in which a mouse successfully reaches the destination square is given a runtime. Each run shall be made from the starting square. The operator may abort a run at any time. If anoperator touches the Micromouse during a run, it is deemed aborted, and the mouse must be removedfrom the maze. If a mouse has already crossed the finish line, it may be removed at any time withoutaffecting the run time of that run. If a mouse is placed back in the maze for another run, a TouchPenalty will be added. First prize goes to the mouse with the shortest official time which is calculatedas:
Official Time = Run Time + Touch Penalty