Mintlaw Academy - Mintlaw Tech


Team Name: Mintlaw Tech

Organization: Mintlaw Academy

Competition Class: RANGER

Regional: Scotland

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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?

Based in the Central Buchan in the North of Scotland, Mintlaw Technology is the Faculty based in Mintlaw Academy, the names encompasses all things Technology delivered as part of our Secondary school curriculum.

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

"Has it leaked?"

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

Waterproofing connectors

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


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

The shock when we realised we had Qualified for the 2016 world finals in Houston. reat opportunity for a once in a lifetime visit to the NBL.

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

In 2016 regional, 3 motor mounts failed, and thrusters fixed with cable ties..... we still won!

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?

Decommissioning of an oil and gas installation followed by the installation of a wind and tidal powered generators.

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

Wireless technology

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

Our Friends from Seattle Amno and Co their ROV ain’t 2013 was an amazing machine and really attractive.

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

"Caledonia" as performed by Dougie MacLean: