Maritime Gloucester wants kids in grades 6-8 to build their own submersible robot! Project Sea Perch is a course in ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) design and construction for middle school students. During the program students will have the opportunity to construct their own underwater robots, test them, and use them in scientific explorations of Gloucester Harbor. Students will keep their ROV’s at the close of the course.
About Sea Perch
The SeaPerch ROV is a basic underwater robot constructed with a PVC frame and three 12 volt thrusters, which is operated by a control box with forward, reverse and toggle switches. The unit is tethered to the controller by a 50 foot cable. Through the building process students will receive a solid introduction to the concepts and skills used in the field of robotics as well the design and construction of electrical and propulsion systems for use in an underwater environment. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) & managed by The AUVSI Foundation.