La compañía de ingeniería robótica ( Honeybee Robotics ) situada a unas pocas manzanas de las Torres Gemelas decidió realizar un pequeño homenaje en Marte, a los fallecidos durante los ataques del 11 de septiembre. Honeybee Robotics creo algunos de los instrumentos para los vehículos de exploración Spirit y Opportunity. En cada Rover pusieron un trozo de metal de las ruinas del Globe Trade Center de el tamaño de una tarjeta de crédito y con la bandera americana. Un pedazo de Nueva York en Marte.
The Planetary Deep Drill is not an ordinary drill like you may possibly have in your residence for hanging pictures or constructing Ikea furniture. To help in arguably 1 of the most significant searches in human history, the Planetary Deep Drill consists of a microscope, camera, and LED and UV lights. The UV light will enable identify microbes and minerals that fluoresce, not as opposed to a black light used to identify organics at a crime scene.
The final day then… These final days are usually filled with mixed feelings, even in a short campaign like this year’s. You’ve been working really tough and get all absorbed in your personal little planet and then all of a sudden it’s completed, you need to have to pack up and get back to reality. Fortunately, we did not have a too sudden transition, but did get to go out in the field soon after we packed VAPoR and MeSH back in their crates once more.
Here’s what I found. There have been 2 key trends in student robotics supplies to be seen this year: a) general robotics kits that for want of a far better descriptor either could, or are especially designed and created, to be alternatives to the perennial favored in student robotics components, the LEGO Mindstorms loved ones of materials (covered completely in my book Acquiring Startedwith LEGO Robotics and other posts in this weblog)… and b) robotics materials for extremely young students.
The initial two days for us are setup and test days and on day 3 the genuine exciting starts. So, currently we spent acclimatizing, unpacking our crates, placing our stuff with each other, and scratching our heads about to random factors that all of a sudden refuse to function. A single of the challenges is most likely a leak.. so a lot more testing tomorrow. The other is that the computer software does not want to speak to the temperature controller. Considering the truth that the notion behind VAPoR is to controlled raise the temperature and measure the released gases, this is an exciting predicament.