SubjuGator 8 is coming!

As preparation for this year’s competition continues, the new parts of the SubjuGator are coming together. Today here is a picture of the power merge board with a comment from our Electrical Lead, Matthew Griessler: “The submarine is powered by three battery modules, each battery module is composed of two six cell Li-Po batteries in series providing 44.4V to the submarine. The power merge board provides hot swapping capability for these battery modules. It allows us to turn on and of
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Fall 2014 Recruitment

Today we had our Fall 2014 recruitment meeting. After our Spring 2014 room left us with only standing room, we upgraded to an auditorium to accommodate the people that showed up. This year we hope to draw in people that will keep the SubjuGator project a strong tradition in the Machine Intelligence Lab as our older members graduate.      
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Clean up clean up

Today we spent the day cleaning up the lab for the first time since the 2014 AUVSI/ONR RoboSub Competition. We also implemented a new organization scheme that will allow to us to find needed components quicker in the future.    
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SubjuGator takes second place

SubjuGator took home second place at the 2014 AUSVI/ONR 17th Robosub Competition and are ready to start working on the 2015 competition. Thank you to all of our 2014 sponsors for supporting us and allowing us to go further than we could go on our own!
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Mission testing continues

SubjuGator’s testing for the 2014 RoboSub continues. With 36 days left until the competition, we have begun fine tuning Alien Brunch, Landing Site, and Maneuvering. We will soon be posting a new photo gallery and videos of our summer 2014 testing.
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Man and machine

We have started to working on the 2014 RoboSub challenges. Today we successfully completed the maneuvering task and where able to identify the pegs of the reroute power task.
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First pool day of 2014

Saturday was our first day back in the pool. We had a great day. The day was mostly spent training new team members how to operate the vehicle.
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2014 Course Construction

Today, we started building the 2014 course for our testing this March. Well, we attempted to start building competition elements. Thanks for giving us an excuse to play with K’nex.
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Another great recruitment turnout

Once again our Spring recruitment meeting ran out of seating. We are glad to see so much interest in the projects of the Machine Intelligence Lab.
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Standing room only

Today we had our fall recruiting meeting. Three projects from the Machine Intelligence Lab, including SubjuGator, were being showcased. There was a great turn out with standing room only and a line outside the door. Next time we will need to request a bigger room.
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