Scuba Toys has been invited to assist the Office of Naval Research with their SeaPerch Program once again! On Saturday, April 2, volunteers from the Scuba Toys staff and community will be at the PISD Loos Natatorium in Addison (3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX 75001). Swing by and join the fun!
SeaPerch is a nationwide, innovative underwater robotics program that equips middle and high school teachers and students with resources to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students build ROVs from a kit that includes inexpensive, easily accessible parts.
The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science and mathematics while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum (STEM). Students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork and technical applications.
Once students build their ROVs, they participate in local competitions. They can advance to regional and then a national competition, to be held at Louisiana State University, May 20-21, 2016.
Students compete to see how accurately they can maneuver their ROVs through an underwater obstacle course, as well as speed challenges.
Students operate their ROVs from the pool sidelines. Occasionally, as with all experimental craft, sometimes the ROVs crash, get entangled, stop working, etc. Scuba Toys volunteers will be in the pool, ready to assist any ROV in trouble!
Other Scuba Toys volunteers will man a dry post — they will set up a table and provide information and education about the fantastic sport of diving for the participants and spectators.
Come see what these amazing young people can do with a few pieces of PVC pipe, some wire and batteries!
Being a “Scuba Toyer” is a special opportunity and only the best in the business can cut it as a Scuba Toys employee. The Scuba Toys team is dedicated to sharing its passion for diving with the North Texas community.
Scuba Toys supports and participates in a number of community events throughout the year, with a particular focus on veterans. Scuba Toys also provides gear and resources for police and fire department safety divers throughout the region.
Team members frequently volunteer their time and expertise to educating youth, injured veterans, and many others about the recreational and rehabilitative opportunities scuba diving has to offer.
Check back often and we’ll let you know when we’re out in the community, sharing our passion for diving!
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