Team Vision for Final Demo and Handoff
We planned to
- change all connectors and cables to IP65 rated
- test communications
- align steering on the boat
We accomplished everything that we planned on doing. We
ran into issues with our communication system, which
resulted in inconsistent power to the motor controllers.
Meeting the Customer Requirements
The following table displays which customer
requirements we were able to validate.
Test Results Summary
A quick overview of which engineering requirements we
were able to verify, as evidenced by our test results.
Testing the Full Scale Boat
Test Day 1 - Genesee River
Preparing the boat for the ride to the launch at Black
Matt H. does last minute checks for the motor
controller before the first test of the full system
while Tyle sets up the steering and aligns the motors
with the linear actuator.
Max and Matt H. test the controls of the boat.
Testing the boat in Black Creek before
venturing out onto the Genesee River to see how the
boat would perform against the current of the
Matt H. and Max test the boat in the Genesee River. The
boat was able to successfully move under the power of
the two motors with the river current as well as with
the weight of its two riders.
Chris (SPAAV customer) at the controls of the boat.
The SPAAV team with the customer after a successful
Here is the link to the video we captured at Genesee
Test Day 2 - Irondequoit Bay
A second round of testing was done at
Irondequoit Bay. While Matt H. was at the controls, Max
collected IMU as well as GPS data from the boat via RF
Here is the link to the video we captured at Irondequoit
Risk and Problem Tracking
Current versions of our risk and problem tracking
registers can be found below.
Final Project Documentation
Our Theory of Operation is embedded within the final paper
in the Engineering Model section.
Format of Work Instructions
Functional Demo Materials
Plans for Wrap-up
In terms of our project, we plan on testing it one
more time so we can collect IMU and GPS data. During this
phase, we were not able to collect data due to the
communication issue. This issue has been solved by telling
our Xbees to search for a specific address. We plan on
finishing up our MSD requirements and providing
documentation for our electrical and mechanical systems.