REVEAL: EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
This challenge was set by MIT professor, Allan Adams. His challenge was to design a camera that can take photographs of an extreme environment. The students have to come up with their design, price it and then present it to Principal Kirkham to see whether he will fund their project.
This project was of particular interest to me as I used to have to explore underwater cave systems during my time as a marine biologist, and I have always liked the idea of using robotics to explore these environments and minimize risks to the explorers.
Some examples of their projects included a camera to explore the deep ocean, a swamp terrain, the Taal volcano, and even a plan for building an earthquake detector for our school!
- Mr. McGuinness