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openrov-picMiramichi Valley High School in has been selected by a group called Brilliant Labs to do a technology project for the Fall of 2014. Brilliant Labs is a group that enables teachers to undertake creative, innovative and entrepreneurial projects in the classroom. Last Spring, we applied for a project grant and in June we were approved. As a result, the ‘Underwater Robots on the Miramichi’ project will allow students an opportunity to explore our river with OpenROV robots…one of which is fully assembled while the other will be built by the students. The project will be done in Computer Science 110, where Mr. Ashley Hallihan and Mrs. Kathy MacDonald will be co-teaching these students through their learning experience. Some of these students may also be involved with Mr. Hallihan’s Environmental Science 120 course, where the devices will be used to further explore the Miramichi River. We are fortunate at our school to have a pool to use as a test environment and our school is on the banks of the river too!

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Splash Slash revolution

So, unfortunately, I was sick on the week of the project and had to do one on my own. This is Splash Splash Revolution: I want to pass edition!

Thinks needed

  • Something to hold water
  • The makey makey kit
  • Anti-static wrist strap
  • computer
  • tinfoil
  • water

This video is what inspired me to do this

Some of the supplys.

Some of the supplys.

The makey makey

The makey makey

connecting to the water

connecting to the water

I used an electrostatic wrist strap so i wouldn't have to hold a connector

I used an electrostatic wrist strap so i wouldn’t have to hold a connector

I used a game a found online  called Flash Flash revolution (I assume its flash based)

I used a game a found online called Flash Flash revolution (I assume its flash based)

Had to use a regular gator clip

Had to use a regular gator clip

Me trying it out for the first time ...

Me trying it out for the first time …

 

.. and instantly failing

.. and instantly failing

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The video

A little something i noticed

A little something I noticed

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