Testing testing testing and then more testing
Testing our submarine continuously is essential if we ever hope to have succesful runs and ultimately have a shot at winning the AUV competition. With that in mind, every test in the competition bassin is regarded as important as the final run and conducted accordingly.
More and more, our competitors grasp the crucial importance of these tests and want to put their submarine in the water. Since there is a limited amount of time slots for these tests, we are getting less time to test the tasks and missions. We have to make each and every second count.
Yesterday, we presented our project to the judges. We were very well prepared and gave two outstanding presentations that won us second place in static judging.
The First Qualifying Run
Our first qualifying run was scheduled at 3 PM yesterday. No communication with the submarine was allowed, so we attached the wireless module to the lid.
We decided to use a conservative approach of hitting the buoy and going to the recovery zone to secure our place in the finals. We succeeded on our second try.