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IEEE North East Area of Region 6
Micro Mouse

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What is Micro Mouse?

* A small robotic mouse that can find its way through a 16x16 square maze.
A description of the MicroMouse contest held at APEC 2012. The MicroMouse maze is made up of a 16 by 16 grid of cells, each 180 mm square with walls 50 mm high. The mice are completely autonomous robots that must find their way from a predetermined starting position to the central area of the maze unaided.

Competition takes place in NEA every spring approximately in April.

What are benefits?

* Team work, use of interdisciplinary skills. Application of course skills to a project.

* Award money (in 2012 1st prize was $750, second was $500 and third was $250)


Links to rules

Links to forms

Past NEA Winners

Competition Date Winners
Spring 2012 1st) Lloyd Lowe & Ryan Thompson (Boise State Univ.)
2nd) Aaron Brown (Boise State Univ.)
3rd) Shiwei Liu & Yao-Chin Chan (Idaho State University)
Spring 2011 1st) Niel Zablutowic (Boise State Univ.)
Spring 2010 1st)
Spring 2009 1st) Gonzalez 2.0 (Boise State Univ.)
Derek Klein, Chris Buu, Jason Clack, Tyler Kent, Joe Taylor
2nd) Nemesis (Boise State Univ.)
Dan Isla, Ryan Bedell, Jared Eby, Jason Christensen
Spring 2008 1st)
Spring 2007 1st) "Stewie" (Boise State University)
2nd) "Some ASCII Thing" (Montana State University)
3rd) "99-cent Special" (Boise State University)

We have been happy that the North West Area of IEEE Region 6 has chosen to hold their competition with us in the NE Area in past years. We have also had participation from high school teams at our contests. Teams from the NW Area and any other non-NE Area teams are welcome to participate in the future.

NEA Micro-mouse Contact

Students interested in competing at one of our contests should contact the Area's Micro Mouse Coordinator as soon as possible so we can make sure that you are provided with all the relvant information. The Area's coordinator is: Mr. Arlen Planting (


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