The Honeywell Home Town Solutions National Underwater Robotics Challeng is here. Watch 9 teams compete with their ROVs on this live feed.

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I’m watching it. looks interesting.

I’m still trying to figure out what exactly is going on.

I haven’t quite figured that out yet. I would be better if I knew what they were tring to acomplish.

anyone else notice that the team that is going right now is using a vex controller for their robot?

I was watching for a while… but got bored. I couldn’t understand much of what was going on. It was interesting, nontheless.

For those you who got board watching something when you have no idea what is going on, here is a post with links to more info.

It would be alot more interesting if there was an actual goal presented.
Right now it’s nothing more than just a robot demo.

Helps if you get the whole web page, with the frame that has links to the mission descriptions, etc.

Our team is due to run their mission at midnight AZ time (same zone as the west coast)

Our team is also using a vex controller. The vex electronics works nice for stuff like this…you can plug Victors and Spikes into it (after making or buying the correct cables) and program it with easyC or MPlab or just use the canned program.

Well GOOD luck tonight!


we’re up now…fingers are crossed…

For all of you FIRSTers that have been begging for a water game, this is it! This being the first year of the event, the level of competition was a little more disapointing than I would have liked to have seen, but I’m sure it will improve in the future. I challenge every FIRST team that has ever suggested a water game to take part in NURC next year. (hey, it’s not expensive. We only spent 400 bucks…)

Our mission was fairly successful! We managed to pull in the highest (award eligible) mission score of 55 points. We were hoping for a higher score, but we were having dificulties with the tether snagging and insufficient lighting. This was our rookie year with a submersible robot, and so we had quite a bit to learn. We are already thinking of many improvements for next year.