This year's projects
2010 R@FT MATE ROV Competition TeamTop Row:
Nghia Hoang, Robert Decarreau. Bottom Row:
Juan P. Leon, Robert Allen, Jameson L. Tai, Robert Casabona. Not in Photo:
Timothy Cobbs, Stephen Cross, David Cross, David Wurmfield. Photo taken after passing regional competition.
- MATE Competition - R@FT has completed designs for a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) intended to compete in the 2010 International ROV Competition by Marine Advanced Technology Education Center. This year's competition is scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2010 at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. It involves submersing the vehicle, using on-board camera(s) to identify "damage points" on a sunken submarine, unlocking hatches, and sending supplies and air into the vehicle. Information and details regarding the 2010 competition has been released. For more details on this competition, click here.
Last year's projects
VEX Tank on display at Spring 2009 organization fair.
- R@FT Golf Ball Tank - R@FT members built a golf ball tank (see image) using wikipedia:VEX parts. The tank was remote controlled and had an approximately 250 degree lifting arm with a motorized gripper that trapped golf balls and locked in place. The presentation included a similar setup to the 2005 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering's Golf Ball Frenzy Design Project. For more information on the project and see a sample team project's website, click here.
Spring 2009 organization fair.
- R@FT VEX motorized bike concepts - R@FT members built two motorized bikes out of wikipedia:VEX parts, each were remote controlled and were presented at the Spring 2009 organization fair, debuting to students and faculty members along with their family members. They even had a chance to race around an astroturf arena.