The local Port Townsend School District has embarked upon a curriculum of place-based education. Since we're surrounded by water, a maritime theme is central to this district-wide curriculum. The class I helped with developed some floating ROVs guided by GPS for taking photos of the bay bottom in shallow water. In this video, the Maritime Discovery Initiative is presented and includes footage taken in my class. The students first learned Spin programming using the ActivityBot. Those skills then transferred to programming the Activity Boards in the ROVs. I recommend watching the whole video, but you can skip to the robotics stuff at 4:08.
As Phil says, he helped with the floating ROVs guided by GPS for taking photos of the bay bottom in shallow water. Another example too of wonderful Parallax products at use in schools teaching a new generation about robotics and robotic exploration! Great work PhiPi and Parallax!
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