This past week was packed full of testing. We did preliminary communications testing to find data rates at long range and also thrust testing with a cleated track module. More to come next week! We completed our drag testing in the Student Activities and Recreation Center (SARC) with solid results. Use of the rowing tanks enabled us to hold a scale model of the vehicle in the water and calculate the drag forces on it. We did this for different speeds and different positions of the flippers. On of the really cool results from this testing was the verification that small vehicles like our rover experience hull speed effects.Take a look!
The team would like to welcome Bren-Tronics, Vicor, and Electro-Mechanical Technology to the project! If you like what you see, come meet us at the NorthEast Robotics Colloquium this Saturday, or like us on facebook.