Atlantis STEAM - Great Whites
Team Name: Great Whites
Organization: Atlantis STEAM
Competition Class: NAVIGATOR
Regional: Pacific Northwest
Last year, we did really well at SCOUT, we won the Overall Safety Award for our regional and Team Spirit. This year, we decided to move up to Navigator.
What were the other options for your team’s name? If there was only ever the one option for your name, what is the origin of your team’s name?
It's been over a year, and we can't remember. We are the Great Whites because we like sharks, they're cool!
What word/phrase is most often heard when your team is working on your ROV?
"Safety First, Fun Second"
Which job or thing your team has to do is the hardest? Why?
Being at home during the pandemic. But also running the wires through the chassis. Piloting is also hard.
What is your team's go-to snack food(s)?
What was the most celebrated/happiest/best/epic moment of success making your ROV?
When the camera worked!!!!!!!
What was your most memorable challenge/complete fail in building your ROV?
When the camera didn't work and we thought everything was messed up. But there was a teeny piece of plastic that had to be removed and then it worked!
What "theme" – the scientific or physical problem to be addressed with an ROV task – would you most like to see included in future competition missions?
Oil spill cleanup and response.
What innovation do you think would completely change how ROVs solve problems in the future?
A tethered camera completely separate from the bot.
If you could swap ROVs with any team – past or present – what team would it be?
Nobody. We love our robot!
If your team had/has one, what is your team’s “theme song”?