This past month, members of CUAUV was invited to meet with a panel 4 students from the Latino Leadership Summit on campus. At the time, these high school students competed in MATE ROV, and with $800 and little experience, took on the competition's heavyweight MIT. Their story was turned into the 2015 film Spare Parts, which has since received national acclaim. CUAUV was able to meet with the panel, discuss the challenges of such a competition, and provide a tour of CUAUV's own lab space and facilities. We are thrilled to have been able to meet these inspiring students!
On February 14th, a group of CUAUV members traveled to the Ithaca Sciencenter to teach guests about AUV technology and demonstrate our vehicle. By the end, young visitors were able to tell what components make up a robot and got to interact with the team's vehicle in a color recognition demo. The team had a blast at the Sciencenter, and we can't wait to come back soon!
The team is back from winter break and work resumes on the vehicle. Amidst all of the activity being done to integrate the vehicle, the team has had some fun opportunities to get out into the community! On February 6th, we hosted Danforth Middle School's underwater robotics team from Syracuse. A team of around 15 students visited the lab to learn about marine robotics, and then joined forces with CUAUV members to help further the design and implementation of Danforth's own ROVs. We provided some tips on mechanical structure, electrical wiring, and soldering. Danforth plans to compete in the MATE ROV competition this year, and we are excited to follow their progress in the coming months.
Our last webinar for the semester!
Testing 101 & Mission Optimization @ 11AM EST
The Design and Implementation of a Controller webinar has been combined with the Vision webinar on Dec 7th @ 11AM EST.
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The Documenting webinar has been postponed to Dec 13th 1PM EST.
Hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday! Here is our hydrophones webinar for this week.
Hydrophones (How To) 11/29/14 @ 1PM:
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The Design and Implementation of Controller webinar has been rescheduled to Dec 7th.
We are more than halfway through our webinar series! Join us for:
PCB Board Design and Layout 11/22/14 @ 11AM EST
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Actuators/Pneumatic Design 11/22/14 @ 1PM EST
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Selection and Integration of Sensors 11/23/14 @ 11AM EST
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Another weekend for webinars! This time will be Sealing of Custom Enclosures @ 1PM EST.
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Selection and Integration of Sensors will be postponed to 11/23/14 @ 11AM.
Don't forget to email in advance if you want your questions definitely answered.
Join us for another round of webinars! The topics of discussion for this week will be:
Acquiring Sponsorship @ 11AM EST:
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Electrical System Design @ 12PM EST:
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Please note that there has been a change of time due to daylight savings.
It was great to see many teams join us for our first webinar! Our 2nd webinar session will take place tomorrow at 11AM and 1 PM EDT!
Broadcasted URL link to:
Vehicle Design (11AM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjqtNrBT5Kk
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Mechanical System (1PM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2BZRXp4gxM
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Join us tomorrow!