Our sub is built mechanically now! A bit of waterproofing and pressure testing still need to be done (and our electronics put inside after that), but it is built! We are happy campers!
On April 5th we got to volunteer at Kid’s Engineering Day alongside other WSU Engineering and Science clubs. At our booth, we helped kids between the ages of 5 years and 12 years make LED flashlights using two AA batteries, an LED, a paper clip, and tape! By doing this, we were able to teach kids the basics about circuitry and in total reached out to about 75 kids. They also got to check out our sub and see themselves through some of the sub’s image recognition filters!
3D printing one of the parts for the Robosub.
We did our first pressure test of the stepper motors, and they successfully withstood 40 psi (equivalent to ~90 feet of depth)! Unfortunately the pressure tank currently leaks explosively.
RoboSub will be having their next pool test this Sunday, April 6th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Gibb Pool! We would love to have visitors come check out what we’ve been working on!
Check out the newest RoboSub Club of the Palouse video! We’ve been working hard getting ready for the competition!
Having fun soldering the PCBs together.