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Introducing Avalon's ROV

Posted by khaled63 Jul 15, 2018
Testing and development Throughout the project we have experimented with a variety of designs and prototypes to arrive at the ideal design for the missions that we have. A good example of this is the actuator that we have designed to balance a platform by rotating a PVC pipe connector. The initial design can be seen below. While this design was able to accomplish the task, it was not efficient because it tended to slip (you can see it in action in the video below). To fix this problem, we desig ...
The team has been hard at work during April with the focus on preparing the robot for testing very soon. We made some great progress on the electrical system and the manipulators.   Electrical Updates Having received the PCBs and the electronic components from Farnell, earlier in April, the electrical team started assembling the custom boards.   The first of these boards is the Communication Board, which is responsible for all interfacing between the Microcontroller and the Surface Com ...
We are a team of multidisciplinary engineering students from the University of Sheffield, participating in the MATE ROV Competition. This is a competition to design and build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out missions based on real-life problems. Each year, there is a new theme, which the missions are based on. For example, in 2016 the missions were based on the use of ROVs on other planets and moons, such Jupiter’s Moon Europa, and the competition took place in NA ...