PiWars 2015 was awesome.  The most amazing thing was the number of different solutions to the same set of requirements.  The competitors was friendly, the event was well organised and a good time was had (by us anyway!).  Tim and Mike should be very proud of what they’ve done here.

Metabot did us proud – coming second in the Obstacle Course and Skittles challenges and second overall in the “A4 and under” category.

Full results can be found here:

There are some things we should have done differently and things we did correctly.  We’ll be looking at what lessons we’ve learned over the next few weeks (and maybe prepare for PiWars 2016?!)

In the meantime, here are some videos of Metabot in action:


Final tinkering

Over the week we got the last hardware pieces finished – the ball flinger is complete and the body covers are cut and attached. And team mate Emily did a cracking job on the decorative touches (see below).

The rest of today is going to be a day of tinkering – software tuning and testing. The trick today will be to not regress anything – changes need to be small and self contained.

We’ll be at the meetup this evening – hope to see some of you there. I’ll leave you with a final glamour shot of the robot for those of you who won’t be there to see it in the flesh.