North Broward Preparatory School - ROVeagles

VITAL STATISTICS:

Team Name: ROVeagles

Organization: North Broward Preparatory School

Competition Class: RANGER

Regional: Florida

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?

HydroBots

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

"Can you pass me that?”

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

Building. Building the bot is the hardest thing that our team has to do because we try to make everything so precise and we don't stop until we think it is perfect. That being said, all jobs have substantial degrees of difficulty and we all work together to ensure that all standards are met.

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

Bagels and eggs made by Henry

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

When we completed the circuit board perfectly without ruining any components, we had a little celebration. It was a pretty happy moment that we all shared.

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

When we built the base of the robot for the first time, we built it too small. Therefore, no part of the robot fit with the other parts.

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?

Water volleyball game to a certain number of points. It would be fun to design a robot that can swim but also hit a volleyball with precision.

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

Advancements in AI and detection software. This will dramatically increase the ability of ROVs to not only see their environment, but know what to do in a more fluid-like fashion.

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

We like the designs of our other teams' ROVs and therefore we wouldn't mind swapping with them. However, we like ours the best.

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

The theme song from The Office: