Friday, January 29, 2010

Sea Scout ROV Design Advances

Sea Scout Ship Indomitable has signed up to attend the Marine Technology, Great Lakes Regional competition in Alpena, Michigan.  This competition is sponsored by NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

To date we are the only group or school outside of Michigan to enter. Our team name is "Indomitable" and Anthony (Gabe) Felici was elected crew leader.

Our ROV has reached the drawing board stage.  And progress is slow as different options are discussed by the scouts.

In the picture to the right the scouts test out some small high torque gear head motors, checking the torque available and amperage draw.

Because time is of the essence the ROV was broken down into sub-components.  Each scout or pair of scouts volunteered to research and build a specific component(s).

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