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Day 3 – July 12 – Everyone Together at Last

Posted by admin on July 12, 2011

So while the breakfast club (driving team) was having fun finding out just how much calories their bodies could take at the IHOP, Veselin, Kris and I awoke to the wee hours of daylight and took to the skies for San Diego. The flights were fine despite Kris complaining about the emergency exit seats that wouldn’t recline.

I’d like to mention that here at ARVP, we are always planning for the future, and although we have a new platform, we constantly search for inspirations for our new platform designs. As we came closer to landing at YVR, a heavenly light shone through the clouds and onto the Science World Store in the Airport and onto what is to become, our successor to SubmURSA.

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A heavenly light drawing us to nirvana and inspiration

A heavenly light drawing us to nirvana and inspiration

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We were left speechless...Truly, the work of the gods.

We were left speechless...Truly, the work of the gods.

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Finally in San Diego, we met up with the rest of the gang and headed off to the orientation for the RoboSub event.  We also got to briefly meet some other teams; some, like the UVic team were close to home while others, like Reykjavik University were not exactly close to home.  After about an hour, the orientation ended and  we split off into two groups.  Meaghan would lead Lee, Kris, Veselin to gather supplies while Chris, Mike, Aassem and I would attend to SubmURSA’s to perform some more tests.  Since we were not yet allowed to use the hotel pool, we would use the next best thing, the bathtub!  After careful work in sealing the electronics hull and placing it underwater for a few minutes, we were pleasantly surprised to find that there were no leaks!  Yay!

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Chris at age 6, when rubber duckys were not good enough toys to play with during bathtime

Chris at age 6, when rubber duckys were not good enough toys to play with during bathtime

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Success!!!

Success!!!

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So that’s it for now.  We’ve got further testing to do tomorrow at the TRANSDEC early morning.  Hopefully things will go well tomorrow.  In the meantime, work work work!

 

~Allen

 

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