MVHS Make Notes



Posted: January 29, 2015

Discussed the design of the course and topics to be explored.  Check out the course outline for the details...Also began our first design challenge - a zipline.  Be ready to build tomorrow!
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We discussed a possible Skype with David Lang next Friday and checked out the new 2.7 OpenROV that was released.  Also checked out the video on the Seattle Storm Drains.We have 3 Makey Makey's on the way to the school and we hope to be working with this technology soon.  We checked out their website and looked at the ideas posted in their gallery.BLOG ASSIGNMENT: each of the 5 questions and post your entry to the blog...deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 9
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Posted: October 31, 2014

Many thanks to fellow ROV user David Murphy for taking the time to Skype with us this morning!  Very informative and a great opportunity for students to ask questions.  I have attached the topics discussed so we can reference this document next week when working on our ROV.  Excited to try to fix some of issues and follow-up with a dive!
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New batteries are shorter than the ones designed for the 2.6 ROV.  Our first stage of development will be to upgrade the battery tube connectors.  Here is the link to the steps involved... 

Posted: October 1, 2014

Last day of working on the promotional video in class.  Make sure you save it to My Documents on your H:drive in the Computer Science folder.  EACH student must give a Blog post by first of class Monday...give a description of the video, come up with a title for the video and include a 10 second clip of the video in the post.We are now on Twitter...follow us @MVHS_ROV (5 TechPoints for following and giving the first tweet a retweet).Pass in TechPoint inventories so I can sign off on what is completed!

Posted: September 30, 2014

Reminder on how to find the shortcut to the folder with documents, pictures and videos needed for the promotional video...Computer --> Shared Data --> Applications --> Shortcuts --> 0811Classes --> Computer Science 110 --> AssignmentsNOTE:  Make sure that you save the project folder to your account (my documents --> computer science 110).Now bring in the content and edit to make the promotional video.  See previous post for details on what should be included and what needs to be done.  Pitch the video in the sense of 'why wouldn't you join the MVHS Fly Fishing Club when you can do stuff like this!'New Deadline is Monday...since we had some tech issues.

Posted: September 22, 2014

We will need to become familar with video editing as we begin to use our ROV.  This week (Tuesday and Thursday classes) we will be doing an assignment using Windows Live Movie Maker and footage taken over the weekend by the MVHS Fly Fishing Club.  You will have access to pictures/videos taken by the GoPro, Sony and iPhone devices.  I also included documents given to the club members and a couple logos.  TASK:  Create a 1 - 2 minute promotional video that highlights the Fly Fishing Club's trip on Cains River.  This can be done individually or in pairs.  The video needs to include:  a title page with logo(s), text, pictures and edited video clips from the given files.  If you feel that more video/pictures are needed, feel free to include as well.  When completed, save the video to a folder called 'MVHS Underwater Robots Project' on your h drive.  WEEKLY UPDATE:  Each student must post a blog entry that promotes their video and includes a link to a 10 second trailer from the completed video within the blog entry.  DUE:  Video and blog post due Monday, October 6 first of class! (since we had some tech difficulties)  

Posted: September 18, 2014

Today we discussed the conclusions from the dive on Tuesday.  We went to the OpenROV website and signed up for following our expedition.  Lastly, we went to blog to get the scavenger hunt...which gets you comfortable with the websites we will be using with the project (projects homepage, project blog, OpenROV blog, OpenExplorer, Google Drive).BLOG ENTRY #1 is due Monday beginning of class!
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Posted: September 16, 2014

This file has the topics that were discussed with the project to date...includes links to websites and videos.  TechPoint Challenge...Construct a Tether Management System (interested - see article for how to guide and discuss a plan with Mr. Hallihan) 
We are looking for possible dive sites...using videos/pictures/google maps etc. document a possible dive site and upload your submission onto the Blog.  If you want to do some underwater pics...see Mr. Hallihan to sign out a GoPro or the Sony underwater camera.  Be descriptive and explain what we could discover!