May 4, 2013: TechBrick sponsors a Regional
SeaPerch Tournament at
Harford Community College.
On May 4,
2013, we held an off season competition with the Sea
Perch program. This is an excellent addition to
your US FIRST activities. However, be warned. It
is WAY harder than it looks. All of our Sea
Perch teams initially said, "Easy. Done in three
hours." Three weeks later we were still working
on bugs and building. Just like US FIRST it
teaches a wide range of skills. BOTTOM
LINE: Read every line of the instructions. Do
not just look at the pictures in the book. BE
SURE TO SEE ALL THE COOL PHOTOS BELOW THE
ARTICLE. Also, the kits are complete and
you can often find local grants to pay for them.
Just add water...
U.S. Army Research Laboratory hosted a Sea Perch
robotics challenge at Aberdeen Proving Ground on
June 11, 2011. Sea Perch is an underwater
robotics program that trains students to build a
remotely operated vehicle (ROV) created by the
Office of Naval Research (www.seaperch.org).
The students learned about naval architecture,
electrical engineering, and team work during the
fabrication process. In Harford County, eight
teams built Sea Perch robots between April and
June to compete in the challenge.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics
program that trains teachers to teach their
students how to build an underwater Remotely
Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or
out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV
from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily
accessible parts, following a curriculum that
teaches basic engineering and science concepts
with a marine engineering theme. Building a
SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and
submarine design and encourages students to
explore naval architecture and marine and ocean
engineering concepts. It also teaches basic
science and engineering concepts and tool safety
and technical procedures. Students learn
important engineering and design skills and are
exposed to all the exciting careers that are
possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean,
and marine engineering.
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