I am putting together my request for DonorsChoose additional funds. Do other teachers have suggestions? David and Eric?
Here are the items that I think might be most immediately helpful to us:
A Pelican case for the ROV and a smaller one for the Topside box
1050 for topside box.. $26.50
OpenROV IMU depth module $80
A GoPro camera (smallest one - or should we spend more?)
GoPro Hero3: White Edition (New Housing) $199.99
Chrome book, ethernet connector, hard case
HP Chromebook 14" with Intel Processor, 4GB Memory, 16GB SSD an…$349.00 (Walmart 4GB)
other stuff about $40
This adds up to $885.44.
I wonder if a chrome book is the right choice for a laptop because it depends on WI-FI, right? This would not always be available in the field, but one could still use the chrome book to view the cockpit locally during a dive, correct? The GoPro video would be stored on the scandisk, right, for retrieval after the dive?
I have an ancient Aspire One with an ethernet port that could be used. It has an 8.9" screen.
If the chrome book is not a good choice, and the Acer would work, I could request funds for the 4 or so awesome 9th grade builders to come with us to the Catalina Marine Institute in early April.
Thanks for any help you can provide. Many many thanks to David and Eric who have spent their afternoons with me and my students working on our ROV.