Sea Perch comes to the Citizen Science Lab Saturdays for an 11-week program that runs from 1 to 3pm on the following dates October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 December 3,10, 17, and January 14.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications. Students will meet at the Citizen Science Lab on Saturdays for 8 weeks to learn how to build their Sea Perch. Weeks 9, 10, and 11 will consist of practice at the YMC Pool at 236 5th Ave. Transportation is not provided to the pool site.

The cost is $450 for the 11-week session. Secure a spot in the program with a $200 deposit, balance due at the first session.  

Tuition include everything needed to build the Seaperch and cost of the pool rental for practice.

SeaPerch Kit – List of Supplies Provided

10 White PVC 1/2″ – 90 Degree Elbow
6 White PVC 1/2″ x 12″ – Straight Pipe
4 White PVC 1/2″ – Tee
1 Mesh – 12″ x 8″ – Black Polyethylene
2 Pool Noodle – 5″ Piece
15 Cable/Zip Ties – 6″ Black
6 Tie Wraps – Motor Mount – 11-1/4″ – Blue

3 12 VDC Motor. 0.7 A – Shaft Diameter “0.091”
3 Film Canister – 35 mm or Plastic Vial – 50 ml
3 Propellers – Plastic 1/8″ Shaft Size
3 Propeller Shaft Threaded Coupler
3 Threaded Insert Tee Nut
3 Nylon-Insert Hex Locknut 4-40 – Stainless Steel
1 50 ft. 350 Mhz Cat 5e Stranded Cable W/RJ-45
1 Velcro Cable Tie

1 SeaSwitch Control Box Kit
1 18 Awg Speaker Wire – 6′
1 Alligator Clips (Set of 2)
1 Black Alligator Clip Insulator
1 Red Alligator Clip Insulator

1 Solder – 60/40 Rosin Core
1 Butyl Rubber Tape – 1.5″ x 3″ (Monkey Dung)
1 Alcohol Wipe
1 Electrical Tape – Black – Roll
1 Wax Bowl Ring
1 Sealed Lead Acid Battery – 12 V, 7 Ah,
1 Sealed Lead Acid Battery Charger – 12 V, 500 mA
1 Battery Charger Cable – SLA Cord

1 Safety Glasses
1 SeaPerch Tote Bag
1 SeaPerch – 8″ Ruler
1 SeaPerch Careers Brochure
2 Disposable Latex Gloves
1 Sharpie Marker – Black or Red
1 SeaPerch Pen
1 SeaPerch Tote Bag

Sign up deadline is September 23, 2016.

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