ROV Edition

Signup for 2012 ROV Camp is currently Closed


What is an ROV?
ROV stands for Remotely Operated Vehicle.  These robots are used to explore our parts of the ocean unreachable by humans, or to do complete tasks at great depths that would be impossible for a diver.  Robots like these are deployed throughout the world, and were used to do things like explore the Lo’ihi sea mount and help repair the broken oil well in the Gulf Coast.

Class Description:
Students will be introduced to the basics of building an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).  They will learn how do design a robot using PVC, motors and as well as a variety of other items to use as tools.   The students will then put their skills to the test by completing a mission at the end of the week.
Last year, the challenge was to capture buried treasure from a sunken treasure ship!  The students will be given the mission at the beginning of the week and will have to design their ROV with the mission in mind.

This is not like our LEGO NXT camps where the robots are pre-programmed – the students control the ROV’s in real time using a controller.  This is a great class for any student interested in robotics, as it will challenge them and prepare them for middle and high school level ROV competitions.
Who can sign up?
Children ages 8-12

How do I sign my child/children up?
Contact one of the following people, and fill out the signup form which can be downloaded here

Matt Takemoto (Camp coordinator) at (808) 315-6877, mtakemoto@hilovikingrobotics.com
Matt Pearring (Club president) at (808) 964-8688, mpearring@hilovikingrobotics.com
Ryan Nakasato (Club advisor) at (808) 974-4021 x2255, r_nakasato@yahoo.com

How much does it cost?
$175 flat fee.  Price includes a take-home electronics kit that your children will put together in class!

How may I pay for it?
Cash or check, sent to Hilo High School, 556 Waianuenue Ave 96720 Hilo, HI.  Please make checks payable to Hilo High School with the subject/note as “Robotics”

Where is the camp held?
At Hilo High School, 556 Waianuenue Avenue in room C-205