June 29, 2011
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What does it take to make a remotely-operated vehicle work underwater? Nearly 30 teens used their spring breaks to find out in the After School Matters Aquabotics program — run in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the Department of Math and Science at Columbia College Chicago! Teens in the four-day program learned basic electricity concepts, soldered electrical circuits, and tested the properties of buoyancy. Next, they put their knowledge to work by building remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) to work underwater and testing their ROVs in the Jones College Prep swimming pool on Saturday, April 23.
CONGRATS to these teen engineers on building successful underwater ROVs during their spring breaks!
WATCH this video of the teen-made ROVs underwater: