Spring Break – Time to get Working!

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Workshops pause for Spring Break and we prepare to push ahead towards the Summer! Continue reading

February 2014 STEM Workshops

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February was a busy time with progress made on ROV designs and camera modules, 3DR RepRap 3D printers, and preparations for Workshops and Summer Camps including the Texas A&M University AggieSTEM program! Continue reading

ROV Simulators and Pressure Issues

Illuminated OpenROV Model

Our students continue work on their ROV video monitors using small automotive backup safety cameras and security video cameras protected during submergence by pressure vessels each group is creating by hand. One issue that has emerged from the depth tests … Continue reading

Our #SciFund Challenge 2014 Project Has Opened!

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At midnight on the 5th of February, we launch our #SciFund Challenge project to crowd-fund an OpenROV and underwater video camera for summer STEM workshops. This project will run for 30 days, until the 7th of March: http://www.microryza.com/exploringthedepths/ Continue reading

Cover Art for our #SciFund Challenge Project

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Our cover art for the 2014 #SciFund Challenge was selected by our workshop participants using very low-tech decision making technologies. Continue reading

DIY Low-cost ROV underwater Video Cameras

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We are continuing to build ROV video feeds using inexpensive ($15 ea) video cameras for our Sea Perch and OpenROV underwater robot designs. Continue reading

“Exploring The Depths with OpenROV” #SciFund Challenge Video

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Our crowd-funding project for the #SciFund Challenge 2014 is to add an OpenROV robot to our summer ROV program. This is the introductory video for our project and links to our project social media. Continue reading

During the 30-day #SciFund Challenge

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During the 30-day #SciFund Challenge crowdfunding effort, the STEMulate Learning workshops will continue as planned even as we seek crowd support to add a new resource to our Summer program – the OpenROV robot. Continue reading

The 2014 #SciFund Challenge

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We are crowd-funding additional equipment for our Summer ROV program, trying to obtain an open-source OpenROV and underwater camera to record our student’s explorations through the #SciFund Challenge! Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

Building ROV Video Monitors from Car Parts

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Our participants are building SeaPerch ROV video monitors from inexpensive car components and looking forward to our #SciFund Challenge crowd-funding effort to obtain a deeper-water ROV and camera for this Summer’s programs. Continue reading