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Sat, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM PDT
Join us in Newport, May 20th, 2017 to learn to build a SeaGlider!
This workshop will teach middle, high school, and post-secondary educators how to build a small-scale underwater glider. Use this engineering activity to teach your students the application of multiple science and engineering concepts.
An underwater glider is a non-tethered, autonomous robot that has no propeller and uses very little energy. It moves by changing its buoyancy, often by taking in or expelling water. This change in buoyancy causes the glider to rise and sink in the water. As the glider travels up and down, its wings generate lift, which propels the glider forward.
You will first learn about basic electronics and then progress to circuit board soldering and programming with Arduino Pro Mini microcontrollers. You'll build servo-driven buoyancy engines with large, 100cc syringes and moveable mass to manage buoyancy and pitch. A critical final step is to ballast gliders for proper underwater flight.
You'll take home $300 in kits to use with your students. Lunch will be provided.
Free for Oregon Coast STEM Hub Educators, as well as travel support if traveling more than 90 miles.
$100 materials fee for NON-Coast STEM Hub educators.
Register by May 10th, 2017.