9/17: Initial maneuverability testing in the tank by trying to pick up rings.

9/17: Initial maneuverability testing in the tank by trying to pick up rings.

12/17: LabVIEW program. Nearly finished with adding in all necessary blocks for the final functionality of the submersible. Using a closed control system, the robot will descend to a given depth, stabilize, and measure both temperature and pressure along the way. 

12/17: LabVIEW program. Nearly finished with adding in all necessary blocks for the final functionality of the submersible. Using a closed control system, the robot will descend to a given depth, stabilize, and measure both temperature and pressure along the way. 

12/17: Taking lake measurements using thermistor and ROV. Task for next semester: add more sensors and autonomy. 

12/17: Taking lake measurements using thermistor and ROV. Task for next semester: add more sensors and autonomy. 

11/17: Sensor testing. Using the HMC tank and varying water temperatures, the operation ability of the pressure and temperature sensors were verified. 

11/17: Sensor testing. Using the HMC tank and varying water temperatures, the operation ability of the pressure and temperature sensors were verified. 

11/17: Continued verification of circuit & connection to oscilloscope and power supply. Goal for next time: wire organization. 

11/17: Continued verification of circuit & connection to oscilloscope and power supply. Goal for next time: wire organization. 

10/17: Beginnings of soldering of circuit for temperature and pressure gauges. Preparing tests to calibrate and check functionality of pressure sensor. 

10/17: Beginnings of soldering of circuit for temperature and pressure gauges. Preparing tests to calibrate and check functionality of pressure sensor. 

11/17: Taking a quick break to experiment with stepper motors and Arduinos on the side. More of this next semester. 

11/17: Taking a quick break to experiment with stepper motors and Arduinos on the side. More of this next semester.