Or, as I first said on watching this, “Holy *****….”
I mean, myself and Ian Dowse built a micromouse robot once, way back in the mists of prehistoric time, but, well…
It wasn’t exactly going to finish in 4.766 seconds, you know?
And it certainly didn’t look as slick as Tetra did:
Makes you wish there was money and facilities for doing robotics hardware in an Irish college, doesn’t it? I mean, look at it, the sheer elegant efficiency of the design, the purpose to it – the PCB extends out in front to put the weight on the front drive wheels so that it’s fast when turning, and the rear wheels come into play when it’s accelerating forward – it’s very elegant minimalist design, mechanically. We just never had the money, facilities, tools or other necessary things to do that sort of work 🙁
This seems to be true across the board here in America as well. Wish we had the kind of money Japan and some EU countries have…