Monday, February 13, 2017

Sea Perch Robotic Competition Event

Sea Perch Robotic Competition Event

SEAPERCH San Francisco Regional Competition 

Feb 18 and Feb 19  2017
Time: 8:30 am to 3pm
Location: West Valley College Address: 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

SVCTE will be competing on Feb 18

If you are going to be on a SeaPerch team, and drive a robotic submersible, you need to do a few things

  • Download, print and sign this parental authorization form.  This is also to be able to participate in the Oculus Rift virtual Reality Demo... not to be missed
Start Building and Testing:
The Sea Perch Robotics Competition is set for 18, 19, 20 Feb 2017. There will be 3 judged events, a poster describing the design/ build and 2 obstacle courses in the pool. Engineers from NASA Ames will act as judges .

The top 2 schools from each day for a total of 6 teams will be selected to compete at the National Sea Perch Competition. The 2017 National Sea Perch Challenge location is still pending. Over 150 teams are expected to compete in a juried poster competition and in-pool technical events with their Sea Perch ROVs.

Now is the time to start construction of your Sea Perch.

Vehicle Design Rules

Teams are encouraged to think outside the box and change the shape and configuration of the Sea Perch ROV.

Stock Class

Vehicles shall consist of the parts and components contained within the equivalent of one Sea Perch kit, with the following exceptions:
  • Teams have a budget of $20.00 to modify the Sea -Perch. It is the actual value of the modifications that must be $20 or less. Donated material should be assessed at what the cost would be to procure the material. The $20 limit is for costs of the materials utilized on the final competition vehicle. Reasonable spare parts are not included in this budget.
  • 3D printed parts will be costed out at $0.05 per gram.

  • All motors must be waterproofed.

  • Hooks and attachments MAY NOT be added/removed depending on the competition round.

  • Additional motors may be utilized for actuation or other non-propulsion uses. Motors may be found at Jameco P/N 232022.

  • Teams may only utilize stock Sea Perch motors in thrusters (Jameco P/N 232022).

  • Teams may not add additional thrusters to the Sea Perch. A thruster is defined as a means of propulsion for the Sea Perch, normally but not limited to a motor and propeller assembly.

  • Teams will design for and utilize a 12-volt power source.

  • ROV controllers' shall use simple switches only, no power conditioning or PWM controls are allowed in Stock Class. Use of a fixed resistor to reduce voltage is acceptable.

  • The ROV may be worked upon by the teams during the competition

  • The vehicle cannot be dragged via the tether.

  • ROVs shall fit thru an 18" hoop
See you there!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Club Meeting - Feb. 9 2017

  • Sign in, and send email - I know it's lame, but sign this guest book
  • House Keeping
  • Club Meeting - Thursday  2/9/2017  - 9:20am - 10:20am | 2:20pm - 3:20pm | No After School Meeting
  • Special Club Meeting - Friday 2/17/2017 (due to Winter Break)  - 9:20am - 10:20am | 2:20pm - 3:20pm | No After School Meeting
  • Sea Perch Submersible Competition - Saturday 2/18/2017 @ West Valley Collage - More Details will be provided
  • Next Club Meeting -  Thursday  3/9/2017  - 9:20am - 10:20am | 2:20pm - 3:20pm | No After School
Action Items
 Minutes for Feb 9 2017:
  1. Club Meeting called to order
  2. Discussed upcoming events
  3. Members need to register email on this guest book 
    • Joselyn Avila
    • Sarahi Rios
    • Eugene Greg Zulueta
    • Emily Arroyo
    • Nathan McCauley
    • Adrian Rios
    • Efrain Sanchez
    • Ronny Oeung
    • Miguel Ortiz
    • Luis Aguirre
    • Byron Lerouga 
    • Shyanne Carr
    • Dimas Ramero
    • Femunuo Lopez
    • Leonel Sanchez
    • Luis Vargas
    • Jose Partida
    • Gillman Aquino
    • Carlos Espinoza
    • Ruben Limon-Prado
    • Ryan Van-Unen
  4. Club Members worked on the Sea Perch robot
  5. Members asked to consider running for 2017 officers - Members are to submit Nominations for 2017 officers before next official meeting on March  9 2017.  Submissions will be through email
  6. Proposed to hold Elections for New Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary)  on the March 9th meeting

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bread board and LED Lab

I'll post the steps we went through last meeting for the LED Bread Boards... soon...

Kick off Meeting Jan 28 2017

I'll Post the minutes here... soon... I just want the blog entries to be in somewhat chronological order...