TEAM MINION NEWSROOM

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12/10/18

On the third day of competition, qualification rounds began. We qualified in 2 tasks!


12/9/2018

The second day of competition was a practice day for all teams. We got on the water and recorded a lot of data on the course.


12/8/2018

Today was the first day of competition! Today’s focus was getting the boat unpacked and assembled.


11/7/2018

This was the first test where our submarine, Anchor, went for a ride on Minon. Everything went well, but we didn’t have electronics quite worked out, so we weren’t able to do a deployment.


10/27/2018

Nate was able to get some good close-ups today!


10/19/2018

Testing is starting to go smoothly, and becoming a regular part of life, instead of a special occasion. Marco and Tim did some controls testing today, and the following day, we focused on testing our mission planner to complete some tasks.


10/11/2018

Our photographer, Nate, gets the best photos of Minion when he’s on the chase-boat. Here’s some nice glamour shots of the boat during the transit from the boat ramp to our test site.


9/15/2018

First in-river test of our 2018 submarine, named Anchor! We can’t see much with it, but that’s more the fault of the Halifax River than the sub’s camera.


9/1/2018

Our new testing location is the same as our testing location from 2016, but with hurricane damage from Irma, we have to put in at a marina a mile upriver. We don’t mind so much, but the boat ramps are a bit steep.


8/18/2018

A pleasant day on the water! Just trying some controls tuning, and collecting some perception logs.


8/4/2018

This is the first time our new thrusters from Copenhagen Subsea have been spun-up. Preliminary results: We’re excited to fight the currents at Sand Island.


6/1/2018

Our generous sponsor, Pelican, paid us a visit, and we were more than happy to talk about the innovative ways we’ve been using their products.


3/1/2018

While appearing at a community outreach event in New Smyrna Beach, we thought it would be a good idea to get some controls testing in! You can’t tell in the pictures, but we really had to fight with the wind that day.


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