This year, Brumby Elementary School students designed a waterproof, remotely operated vehicle capable of navigating an underwater obstacle course. They pitted their aquatic robot against middle school teams at the Lee Middle School West Submersible Show #2 in Albany, Georgia. Brumby was the only elementary school that participated in the state competition.
The Brumby students used a SeaPerch kit to build their robot. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater vehicle. The kit includes low-cost and easily accessible parts, and helps students learn about basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.
Ahead of the competition, the Brumby students practiced navigating their robots through water obstacles in the local YMCA pool.
In this article, read about how Barber Middle School students held their own SeaPerch competition.