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

STEMulate Learning HPC turns 40!

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After almost 2 years, the crowd-funded STEMulate Learning Lab has provided more than 40 years worth of combined CPU power to solving global needs like the search for cures for diseases and parasitic infections, as well as into the exploration of new resources for power and fresh water! Continue reading

Thank you for your support in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge!

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Our supporters include individuals like Tom McDonnell, Elisabeth Whyte and Kellin Ulibarri! Thank you for your support in Round #3 of the #SciFund Challenge! There is still time! We still have 5 days left with $425 to go in “Telepathic Cyborg Robots” and $370 to go in “Digitize the World”! Thanks to all of you who are helping to make this research possible! Continue reading

In the face of Interference

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One week remains but crowd-funding efforts have been impacted by interference with teachers taking part in the STEMulate Learning program. No matter the reason why someone complained about crowd funding, STEMulate Learning and SOLID Learning will continue to conduct STEM workshops and to develop new materials for educators and students. Continue reading