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NURC National Underwater Robotics Challenge entry from Carl Hayden H.S.

It is teleoperated from the surface while it goes under water

Here is an ROV built for the National Underwater Robotics Challenge. This video clip shows the mission and then shows one of the teams, Carl hayden High School, Falcon Roboitics team's ROV, Amanda going through its mission at 4 x the speed. You can learn more about this competition at www.h2orobots.org

Students at the school spen three months designing and building this rov based on the legacy knowledge from the four years prior experience.for pictures of the construction



Control system: Innovation FIRST used in FIRS Robotics, Operator Interface, Robot controller

Tether: Fiber optic using IFS Transceivers

Speed Controllers: Victor 884

Manipulators: Three Jaw Grabber-Seabotix and Parallel Grabber -Seabotix

Lights: LED cluster from Superbright LEDS

Cameras: LCA 7700 from Light Camera Action

Thrusters: 8-Seabotix SBT 150- four vertical, four horizontal, each produces 6.4lbs of thrust

Bouyancy: Syntactic Foam from Syntech

Frame: Pultruded Fibergalss from Creative Pultrusions

Connectors: Underwater tight connectors from Subconn

Cable joining compound: Scotchcast

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Hi, My highschool also has an ROV team we participate in the mate competition.  I was intrested in what kind of Manipulator Arms you used on this ROV.  We have tried many things, but there either impossible to waterproof or just don't work.  Thanks for any help!

thats soooo expensive
I wonder if we could make one for under $200.
There are some that come close!

We helped to develop tyhe ROV in A Box for Inventivity.com




There is also another site that has plans and ideas for inexpensive rovs


Hope that helps!

OKay. That's me sorted for my next project.
Great we should see you next year at NURC in AZ in June! www.h2orobots.org
I'd be there in a shot, but the flights would cost more than my robot!!!!

Way cool! First submergable on LMR! Nice!!

- And it looks like good fun too. Whish my HS was that fun!

Love to see some pictures of the thing to really understand it..

Here is the lnik to see more pictures during the construction



All in silecone, new challenges for a robot..

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