Protocol tester in Python¶
The Micromouse Maze Simulator project includes an example to test the communication protocol. Only the code required for the client requests is implemented, with no actual mouse search logic.
The Micromouse Maze Simulator project includes a couple of solvers implemented in Python.
It is recommended to understand them in order, according to their complexity:
- A left wall follower example, which is able to follow the left wall, but is insufficient to solve most competition mazes.
- A simple solver example, which by simply incrementing a counter for each cell it passes through by 1 is able to solve all mazes eventually.
- A flood fill solver example, which efficiently solves all mazes eventually.
A real micromouse solver in C¶
A real, complete micromouse client implemented in C can be found in the Bulebule micromouse project. This client executes the search algorithm that effectively runs in the Bulebule micromouse robot, implementing only the required functions to communicate with the Micromouse Maze Simulation server.
To try that client you need to first download the Bulebule repository:
git clone https://github.com/Bulebots/bulebule.git
Then change to the
scripts/ directory and compile the client:
cd bulebule/scripts/ make
You need to have ZMQ libraries installed in your system in order to compile the project.
Now simply run the client while the Micromouse Maze Simulator is running!