Triggerfish ROV Intermediate Workshop Aug 5-9

The MATE Center will be running a week-long intermediate level ROV workshop for educators using the Triggerfish ROV!
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DATES: August 5-9, 2019

LOCATION: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon

DESCRIPTION:  This workshop introduces participants to the SeaMATE TriggerFish ROV and the art of accomplishing both bi-directional motor speed control using the Sabertooth motor controller.  

Workshop topics will include:

  • Engineering Design
  • ROV Missions and  Project Management
  • Classroom Management of Engineering Projects
  • Building Frames out materials other than PVC
  • Electronics and ROV Control Systems
  • Buoyancy and Ballasts
  • Cameras, Tools and Sensors
  • Running a competition at your school & participating in the MATE ROV Competition

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Educators who have experience building simple switch box ROV controllers (such as the SeaMATE AngelFish or PufferFish ROV) or faculty who have a background teaching robotics, electronics, physics, or a related discipline.  All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year. 

COST: The MATE Center's grant from the National Science Foundation provides 6 nights lodging (double occupancy) and lunches.  Transportation to and from Newport, Oregon is the responsibility of the participant (limited travel stipends are available for participants with more than $400 of airfare).  There is a $800 materials fee for this workshop. Teachers from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub are provided a $700 discount, so their final materials fee will be only $100.  All participants will return to their school or organization with a TriggerFish ROV Kit and a camera system.

APPLICATION:  Application screening starts April 10th; after that time we will accept applications until the workshop is full. We plan to notify participants of their acceptance mid-April. 

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For priority consideration, apply by April 10