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Design Phase
Born On:
14:57, 6 January 2014 (CST)
Last Updated:
17:23, 08 January 2014 (CDT)


ROV Project would be to create and build an underwater ROV that can be tested at, and hopefully used by, the Space and Rocket Center during their weightlessness mission training for space camp astronauts. This has not been discussed with Dana (the dive master at the SRC). Even if they can't use it, she will likely let Omegix and other scuba certified volunteers test the ROV during a volunteer dive.


Planned Meetings

  • January 14 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm: General Interest and OpenROV review.
    • OpenROV review
    • Chrysalis has previous experience with ROV hull design from her undergraduate senior design project at Georgia Tech.

Meeting Minutes

  • January 7 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm: General Interest and Hull Design.
    • Attendees: Meeting was very informal, listing anyone who walked past and commented. Jeff Cotten, David Merchant, Spencer Williams, That Guy that hacked our kiosk, tylercrumpton, Daniel Valdez
    • Jeff brought model submarine book
    • Created Preliminary Designs:
    • Decided that a neutrally buoyant system vs. a ballasted system would be simpler to implement.

Available Resources

  • Bilge Pump - TylerCrumpton
  • Book on building ROVs - Omegix, possibly already in the ML256 Library
  • Large Diameter PVC - Omegix (at his house, may need truck to transport)
  • SRC Access - Omegix is a dive volunteer in their 25' x 25' tank.
  • Remote Control - I think we still have the RC helicopter control donated to us from the BattleBots guy
  • GoPro Cameras
    • Hero2 - Omegix. Ratmandu
      • Flat Dive Lense - Omegix
    • Hero3 - MissScarlet