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Month: July 2012

July 20, 2012
Day 5 (July 20, 2012)

Here we go again… So, when we left our intrepid travellers, they had just qualified, and were raring to go for their semi-final run at the early-morning hour of *shudder* 7am. After having tested for several hours the previous night, they were confident they could make a run at the gate, with little to no […]

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July 19, 2012
Day 4 (July 19th, 2012)

Another day of insanity, but also in keeping with our two main themes for the year: going in a straight line, and doing it all at the last minute. From the beginning: after another late night before, with everyone falling asleep sitting up while working, I awoke in my bed with my laptop on, still […]

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July 18, 2012
Day 3 (July 18th 2012) #2

Wow! It’s been a whirlwind three days…so much time, and yet it seems, so little has been done…but we’re getting there, slowly. To recap: Monday was the start of our epic journey. The five of us met up at YEG (that’s Edmonton International Airport for those who don’t know) bright and early to make our […]

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July 18, 2012
Day 3 (July 18th 2012)

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"] [/custom_frame_left] Day 3 and the mood is more optimistic, the robot is now buoyant and we have power to the thrusters but recurring issues with the compass have been slowing progress down. The electronics issues and exploding components that have been plauging us are now resolved and the hull is now full of electronics and […]

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July 17, 2012
Day 2 (July 17th 2012)

Day 2 on the road to victory! We are trying hard to get all the stuff together, our motor controllers are still having some problems with the logic, so we are going to bypass the controller logic so that we can run the thrusters and do testing on the other components.  The passive ballast system that we implemented was a […]

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July 16, 2012
Day 1 (July 16th 2012)

 Well it looks like team ARVP has made it to the hotel in San Diego, it was a rough trip, we almost did not make the transfer from the Edmonton Flight to the Calgary flight. On top of it all, we got to the hotel and could not find the robot that we had shipped out earlier in […]

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