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by Matthew Gardner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [EXPLORER] General question
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: [EXPLORER] General question

MATE will be providing fluid power for all companies at the international competition.

Companies are not allowed to bring their own compressors for pnuematic power.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [EXPLORER] GRID-TASK 1
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: [EXPLORER] GRID-TASK 1

The grid lines are drawn in with a heavy duty sharpie. They are approximately 2 mm thick.

There are going to be small tolerances in the lines.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [EXPLORER] Task 3 Specifications
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: [EXPLORER] Task 3 Specifications

Hi Taylor: 1) From the manual: Successfully marking an object is defined as the proper colored tee placed in the grid square containing the object, and no other colored tee in that square. So, no, there can only be one marker in the square. You will not be docked for having an extra marker in the sq...
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: can we go in between tasks [Ranger]
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: can we go in between tasks [Ranger]

The order you do the tasks is up to you. So, yes, you could measure the crack, then count and name the species under the rock, then identify the metal cannon shells, etc. Obviously there are some things that must be done in order from a logic standpoint. I.e. you cannot measure the pH until you have...
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [Explorer] Micro ROV
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: [Explorer] Micro ROV

No. The manual states that the micro-ROV cannot be used to complete other tasks. Specifically, " Companies will not receive points for completing other tasks if the micro-ROV is in the water and not attached to or docked with the primary ROV ." So you could not use the micro-ROV to return the trash ...
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [SCOUT] Arduino question
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: [SCOUT] Arduino question

Yes, SCOUT class (and NAVIGATOR/RANGER/EXPLORER) can use an Arduino to create a sensor. Such a device would qualify as an independent sensor. The rules for independent sensors are given in the RANGER and EXPLORER manual, but are reproduced here. A SCOUT class (or NAVIGATOR class) sensor should follo...
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: Order of tasks
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Order of tasks

Yes, you only have 15 minutes to complete all three tasks (maybe less time for SCOUT or NAVIGATOR teams). You may get two chances on competition day. Specific information regarding your regional (including time, number of attempts) should be provided on your regional competition website, or by your ...
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [NAVIGATOR] Use of Arduino
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: [NAVIGATOR] Use of Arduino

There are no restrictions on what platform or control system you use (other than safety issues, etc.).

So yes, you could use an Arduino in your NAVIGATOR control box.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: Sourcing 3 inch Corex
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Sourcing 3 inch Corex

In the US, it should be available at most large hardware stores. If you have a Home Depot, Lowes, or other large hardware store nearby, I would recommend visiting to see if they have it. Note that you can practice with solid or perforated - there is little to no difference (at least when used as a t...
by Matthew Gardner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2018-2019 Innovations for Inshore
Topic: [Ranger] Clarification On How To Return Cannon To Surface
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: [Ranger] Clarification On How To Return Cannon To Surface

A surface winch / other powered crane lifting device will not be allowed.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center