|Name||Category||Best Ranking||Current Ranking||Score||Notes|
|PulsarMax||1-on-1 MegaBot||3rd (Feb 24, 2005)||3rd||2065|
|PulsarNano||1-on-1 NanoBot||1st (Aug 23, 2004)||6th||1813||Holds several RobocodeLittleLeague titles (nano: 1-on-1, overall & micro: 1-on-1) and two [records]|
|PulsarNanis?||1-on-1 NanoBot||2nd (May , 2005)||2nd||1802||Holds several RobocodeLittleLeague titles (nano: 1-on-1, overall: 1-on-1)|
A picture to celebrate reaching top nano position :)
Then one day in beginning of april 2004 I saw the wiki bookmark and went back and too my surprise SandboxDT wasn't the leader anymore. That inspired me to start coding on a new bot. But carefully this time and not wanting to rush it. Read a lot of things on the wiki (great resource) experimented, watched robots and took notes. Eventually I started to understand what wave surfing was, but it wasn't until I started to almost get it to work that I understood how such a neat idea could be so hard to actually implement. Seemed easy enough! But I started with wave based GF gun this time, with a few more segments than distance this time around :) But having no idea what segments were good and there was no way I was going to recode my robot everytime I thought of a new segment or read about one I made a guessfactor targeting virtual gun array where I just state how many and what segments I want to have. Java reflection made it possible to dynamically pick the number of dimensions and sizes easily for this. A month later PulsarMax 0.1 was released! <i>Note: I am not using reflection any more, the core functionality I was looking for could just as well be implemented with Lists of Lists (etc) holding arrays.
I've learned a lot from this wiki and while my actual robocoding haven't created anything groundbreaking or inspiring for anyone (yet!) I hope to be able to give back some things however small to the community. Things such as RoboRumble/RatingDetailsComparisonServlet and the rewrite of the RoboRumble server DataManager? for better performance and reliability hopefully helps some.