Island Updates


North Haven ROV Building

North Haven 9th and 10th graders spent a little over a week in March, 2013 building three “Sea Perch” remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for future underwater exploration.  The ROV design process taught students how to solder components onto a printed circuit board for the control box, assemble a PVC frame, and mount thrusters or underwater propellers to help steer the unit.  Students also learned how to deal with the complications of working underwater—dealing with visibility issues, waterproofing, and factoring in the buoyancy of their robots.

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