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Project Update: AquaBitsTwo

Project Update: AquaBitsTwo

After the lessons learned building and launching AquaBitsOne, I’ve begun to scope out ideas for the next version, hereby named AquaBitsTwo.  Rather than custom build something out of foam or wood, I ended up deciding to just try out a body board.  Found this at Leslie’s Pool Supply:  a Big Lizard 24/26 Inch Small.   It was only nine dollars. Size comparison photo shows it’s a near identical replacement. Except that it will lack one critical flaw of the previous…

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Lessons on the First Open Water Test

Lessons on the First Open Water Test

Just returned from Lake Berryessa for my first ever autonomous boat test on open water.  Some notes so I don’t forget the lessons learned. I managed to get three test runs in for trimming and adjusting the turn rates.  Unfortunately,  it turned out the boat leaks and that was all I could do.  I did test it in a tub and in a creek, but I should have let it soak for a long time to determine if any issues…

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Lessons Learned Making My First Boat

Lessons Learned Making My First Boat

Just got the boat on the water for the first time and I wanted to jot down my thoughts while they’re still fresh.  This was the first time I’ve ever made a boat, or an RC model of any kind.   When I realized I could make them from Dollar Store foam and hot glue I was very impressed and happy to do so since I could get on the water for free, essentially.  As the build progressed though, I started…

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New Project Announcement: AquaBitsOne

New Project Announcement: AquaBitsOne

We here at remotebits.com(aka, me), are excited to announce our next phase in rover robotics: AquaBitsOne.  This will be a prototype vessel that shifts us from terrestrial exploration to aquatic.   Over the years I have begun to fine tune my own personal development methodology, which involves setting up one big annual goal divided up in to steps that I map out as monthly goals.   You could say it is Agile Methodology applied on a personal level.  One Epic of…

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