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In the middle of June...


Yavapai robotics team qualifies for international competition

This is assuming, of course, that we get our competition rov functioning by then...
Flying out for Houston in the morning. Back on Sunday. 3 days at the Johnson Space center planning ways to kill and hide the bodies of our software geeks, who not only did not finish the programming (they completely restarted the programming every other day), they managed to spill a drink into a high amperage, special order h-bridge, and fry it. As a result, our ROV is not capable of completing the mission. We're still presenting our engineering report and the rest of the program, so we won't be a "did not compete", and we have a huge head start for regionals next spring.
Quote:3 days at the Johnson Space center planning ways to kill and hide the bodies of our software geeks, who not only did not finish the programming (they completely restarted the programming every other day), they managed to spill a drink into a high amperage, special order h-bridge, and fry it.

I'm not sure you should announce that you are going to hide them - just do it and then say "wonder where they went."

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"they managed to spill a drink into a high amperage, special order h-bridge, and fry it"

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHH.
Some pics from the NASA neutral buoyancy lab...


Our basic rov (minus the rotating camera, tether, and fried electronics).

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Pics of the neutral buoyancy pool from the visitor gallery. You can see the mock up of the space shuttle and international space station that they use for training.

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Pics from the pool deck...

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Fried electronics notwithstanding,

I suspect you are having a great time and gettin' in some learnin', too.
Boy, that looks like a fun get together. Good for you to get in on it.
We already have a list of changes for next year.
(06-17-2011, 11:22 PM)Huh...What? Wrote: [ -> ]We already have a list of changes for next year.

I'll bet:

Item # 1 - No drinks around circuit boards.

Maybe that would also be Item #'s 3, 5, & 7, too.

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A few more pics...


A couple of team members talking to our favorite judge...

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Another shot of the pool, plus the divers who reset the mission props for each run of the mission...

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The props on the bottom of the pool...

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Backstage at the pool...

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A suit used for extreme depth diving...

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(06-18-2011, 12:13 PM)Huh...What? Wrote: [ -> ]A couple of team members talking to our favorite judge...

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your team are coral-reef huggers? what's the guy needs the safety glasses for, is that hcl in the pool?
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