Send the Underwater Robotics Team to Nationals

#FF0000 Raised $5,000 towards the $5,000 target.

Updated April 8, 2017

Yahoo! We made it! With the generosity of Olympic Kiwanis, Nor’Wester Rotary, Noon Rotary and the Rotary International Foundation, 1111 Dental, Jeff Wilcox Trucking, members of the Port Angeles Y.cht Club and many friends and family, we were able to raise the money to send the ROV team to Atlanta!

We have our plane tickets, and the team is registered. Nathan will be a first time flier, and Jakobee a second time flier. Rachele, Feiro’s education manager, and Jakobee’s grandmother will be accompanying them on their first trip to the south! More updates and photos as we have them. Thank you!

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Last June underwater robotics club members Jakobee (left) and Nathan (right) won the middle school division of the regional SeaPerch competition in Bremerton. This week we learned that these club members have been invited to participate in the Nationals competition in Atlanta, GA.

Nathan and Jakobee make a great team. Jakobee has a real knack for seeing problems in an out of the box way. Program mentor Rachele recalls a situation where Jakobee needed to compete an underwater challenge in a murky water environment, and realized he could use the visual interruptions in the pattern in the bottom of the pool (the only part that was visible from above) to determine where the challenge elements were. Nathan brings a real aptitude and interest in iterating new and better tools that help them beat the competition. He constructed a mechanical manipulator arm for the Bremerton competition, which he has upgraded to a hydraulic version over the last year.

 

 

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