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by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: OFF TO TACOMA
Replies: 0
Views: 194

OFF TO TACOMA

Hi All: I will no longer be answering questions / posts on this forum board. I am headed off to Tacoma. You can ask questions and check out the props after the Opening Ceremonies. I will have some props on hand and will be there to answer all your questions. See you in Tacoma / Federal Way! Good luc...
by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: EXPLORER Task 2: Earthquakes UPDATE!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 103

EXPLORER Task 2: Earthquakes UPDATE!!!

Hi All: Due to unforeseen issues, EXPLORER Task 2 has some updates. See: EXPLORER Task 2 Updated Information on the EXPLORER Competition page: https://www.marinetech.org/explorer_2018/ or https://www.marinetech.org/files/marine/files/ROV%20Competition/2018%20competition/Missions/TASK%202%20Updated%2...
by Matthew Gardner
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Ranger bonus point question
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Ranger bonus point question

No. You must have full (perfect) points to get a time bonus.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: [Task 2]Power the OBS
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: [Task 2]Power the OBS

I don't know if your wireless charger is compatible with the wireless charger system specified in the MATE documents. We will have an EXPLORER OBS test rig in the practice area. Teams will be able to connect to it to verify their WiFi connection, and for that to happen, it will need to be powered. M...
by Matthew Gardner
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: [Task1] Trigger of Compressor
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: [Task1] Trigger of Compressor

You are allowed to switch the compressor on from the surface. Or more likely switch the air flow from a compressor on and off from the surface. Having the end of your cable (which is on the ROV) under the lift bag, then turning on the compressor on the surface ... that plan is suitable. Good luck. M...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Complete change of gripper
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Complete change of gripper

Yes, you may change your gripper. If you are using anything other than a manual pump, your company will need to have passed the fluid power quiz. You do not need to update your technical report - the one you turned in on May 24th is the one that will be evaluated. You should talk about the gripper i...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Ranger - "Highest Flow" tidal determination
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Ranger - "Highest Flow" tidal determination

Companies will get a laminated sheet with 4 tides over one day when they come to the station. They will need to use the average of those tides to determine the overall highest current location ... or optimum location. For the calculation, you would use the maximum flow rate. That will be the value o...
by Matthew Gardner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Task 3- Turbine question
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Task 3- Turbine question

The turbine will have four rotors, as per the mission photos document.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: [Explorer] Pneumatic Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: [Explorer] Pneumatic Inquiry

You are welcome.

Matthew Gardner
MATE Center
by Matthew Gardner
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: 2017-2018 Jet City (FORUM CLOSED)
Topic: Ranger - Reaching Tool
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Ranger - Reaching Tool

No, a reaching tool is not allowed. You have the length of your tether managers arm. To address safety concerns, you can have your tether manager on their knees, or on their belly, to keep from falling into the pool. One team had a second member secure the person (grab and hold the person) leaning o...