Plumbing the Depths

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I asked the STEMulate Learning workshop participants to create a pressure vessel for our ROV cameras as inexpensively as possible. The current design overall should be less than the per-ROV cost for our Sea Perch designs. Continue reading

February 2014 STEM Workshops

Electronics for a 3DR RepRap printer

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

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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

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