This workshop will cover everything in workshop Level A above but will have one day devoted to controlling ROVs using the Arduino microcontroller. Participants are required to have experience working with Arduino. If you are not proficient with Arduino, we recommend that you take the Diving into Underwater Sensors and Arduino online course. This course will give participants the needed background and experience with Arduino to successful participate in this workshop. Additional workshop topics will include remote control using Bluetooth and Relays for the control of actuators.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Educators who have experience with Arduino and building ROVs or faculty who have a background teaching robotics, electronics, and Arduino. All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year.
COST: A $1000 materials fee will be charged. The MATE Center will provide lunch and snacks. Transportation to the workshop is the responsibility of the participant. The MATE Center has set aside a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for participants who are not in the Monterey area. Plan on spending $800 for the 7 nights for a shared room. A limited number of travel stipends will be available, up to $800 per person depending upon the distance traveled and if you teach at a Title 1 school. To ensure participant success, there is a $1000 materials fee. For this fee, participants return to their school or organization with a Barracuda ROV Kit and an underwater video system.
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