Landstown High School - Deep Sea Tactics


Team Name: Deep Sea Tactics

Organization: Landsdown High School

Competition Class: RANGER

Regional: Mid-Atlantic

Team Video

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Special Information:

Thanks to Landstown High school for teaching us and allowing us to work in their building after hours. Thank you also for the funding to help kick our project off!!

Special thank you to Spatial Integrated Systems for sponsoring us and making us better than ever before!!! we couldnt have done it without them.

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?

We were brainstorming a name and this got blurted out by Cole and we all fell in love with it, once we saw it on a log we were sold!

What word/phrase is most often heard when your team is working on your ROV?

"Here goes Nothing"

Which job or thing your team has to do is the hardest? Why?

The hardest thing was definitely developing the servers on the onboard computers and streaming sonar data back to the control station.

What is your team's go-to snack food(s)?

Cookies and Pizza- all depends on the mood of the day.

What was the most celebrated/happiest/best/epic moment of success making your ROV?

The first full test when everything was operational and all systems were working fully.

What was your most memorable challenge/complete fail in building your ROV? 

We had a persistent leak issue during many of our tests, we tried over and over again to seal it, but nothing worked. We ordered a new flange from Blue Robotics and luckily that finally 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?

We would like to see more military style objectives being put into the competition. Environmental issues and resolutions are great, but defense based robotics is a whole different story.

What innovation do you think would completely change how ROVs solve problems in the future?

Having the ability to wireless stream data at a high bandwidth would definitely make things easier. That would be super cool if we were able to control it quickly and at a good distance. There are some solutions to that, but they are very expensive and are still in the development phase.

If you could swap ROVs with any team – past or present – what team would it be?

MIT...... Definitely MIT

If your team had/has one, what is your team’s “theme song”?

"Level of Concern" by Twenty One Pilots: