Owl Eye utilizes a Hokuyo UTM-30LX LiDAR, Logitech c210 webcam, and an RX-24 Dynamixel servo to perform all our optic needs. The housing is built with a mixture of 3-D printed PLA and water-jetted aluminum, allowing the weight of the structure to remain as low while still maintaining structural integrity.
New this year is "The Pellet." The Pellet features an Arduino Nano, HMC5883L compass, 3 thrusters, and a camera to navigate underwater and take photos. With 2 thrusters being paired to provide differential thrust, The Pellet can navigate based on any heading given by Owltonomous in the field.
This year we are featuring a completely redesigned acoustics system. The biggest change is the move from a 10-pound secondary box to a single board the size of a credit card! The FAU Ultra-Short Baseline SONAR system is a split-beam array which provides an azimuthal and vertical bearing to the source, respectively.
Utilizing a custom designed motherboard, our electronics box implements a dual layer architecture using the TS-7800 for low level control and the Jetson TK1 for high level control. We also feature a redundant communications system utilizing both Wi-Fi and RF.
V-BASS is driven by two Seabotix outboard thrusters, each connected to its respective hull with FAU designed and fabricated mounts. These motors are also high powered, spinning at an astonishing 6,000 rpms, supplying VBASS with reliability and power
Did any of these technologies catch your eye? Want to learn more? Click here to check out our Technical Paper to get in-depth descriptions of all these technologies and more!
The Marine Robotics Club Volunteering initiative is driven by the need to promote robotics in a liquid environment and to educate young students about the engineering process. Many of our members are eager to guide middle and high school level students with knowledge gained from current and past projects. Since the Club’s initiation, we have successfully guided three school robotics programs and led teams to the regional and national Seaperch competitions. This year, we will continue our volunteering efforts to include a MATE competition team.
Our biweekly Seminar Series aims to serve as an introduction to topics that cover all aspects of engineering. We also collaborate and feature other engineering based student organizations to broaden our subject range. Seminars are open to any student and are made available online via YouTube so that anyone may view them afterwards.
Our club teams up with FAU's Human Powered Submarine Club to host local Seaperch tournaments that allow many schools, who ordinarily could not afford to bring a team to competition, to give students the opportunity to show off their skills. This year our tournament was a National Qualifier with over 30 teams attending!
We send our members out into our local community to aid students through the process of designing, manufacturing, and implementing of seaperch kits, MATE projects, and other projects teachers come up with from their scools.
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