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Underwater ROV Elective

This term we offered students in grade 6 and 7 an Underwater ROV elective. In this elective students design, build and test an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, or ROV. ROVs are used for a variety of reasons, including marine biology research, military applications, underwater archeological exploration and more.

Students used PVC pipe, wires, 12 volt DC motors, batteries and other supplies to construct their ROV. Propellers were designed in Google Sketch Up and printed on our MakerBot 3D printer. In the end we found a propeller design online and printed several to provide students the best chance for success on testing day in the Mount Royal University pool.

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Garry McKinnon said...

The designing and testing of the Remotely Operated Vehicles highlights the efficacy of hands-on learning. The students demonstrated creativity and innovativeness as they designed their vehicles and used the 3-D printer to produce some of the parts. The video clip demonstrates how excited the students were to be testing their creations at the Mount Royal University pool.

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