This week, I came back from Spring Break to find that there were issues with the water quality monitoring system that I developed for the SenPi project. Whenever the water quality sensor was removed from the water at any point during its operation, it would go haywire and the program would stop working until the Raspberry Pi was rebooted. After spending a few hours attempting to fix the problem, it looks like this is an issue with the sensor's native software. Back when I was
This week I will be working with Garrett Sauls again on how to use Adobe Premiere Pro. My goal is to help him better understand how the software works and its different applications. This is my last semester, and I want to leave the LASR team on a good note.
0225-0301 Weekly Report Blog This week I have been finalizing the eBoards of the sailbot for the meeting Friday. To get ready for the meeting, I was trying to figure out how to screen project to present my eBoards. However, the tablets and the TV did not have the needed hardware and software. After the meeting on Friday, I learned that I need to at more attributes specific to the step in the instructions. I was the VO/PNF for Garret’s project collecting footage of a lacrosse
Hello everyone, for this blog post I have been on spring break relaxing (working on school and work related assignments)and reflecting on all that has happened in the lab and all of the breakthroughs that have been made,and progress that we have made in organizing and "finding" the lab. When I return from spring break I will be flying even more Drone Deploy missions with Mr. Nicholas Kiraly. I look forward to any opportunity to get out and fly. Until Next week! Nathaniel D
During our meeting with Dr. Vaughan, senior scientist at MOTE Marine Lab, mentioned the XPRIZE competition that he competed for and is now a judge of. Two of the XPRIZE competitions are on coral reef restoration and coral reef survival. Both competitions tie into what the lab wants to accomplish with the LASR Bonefish and Get a Grip project. These competitions are sponsored by Wendy Schmidt, who is the president of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. I have been researching their da
Last week I worked with Garrett to edit his 3 min video on sports tracking and we made significant progress. It took us about 2 days to edit the video because we wanted to make sure we covered everything about sports tracking within the time restraints. We managed to get it down to 3 min and we met the deadline for Friday, March 15, 2019.
Last week I had a meeting with Duane Herr, the Athletic Director here at Anne Arundel Community College. The objective of the meeting was to brief him on the tools I have been working with here in the lab. I was informing him on the goals and objectives of the sports science and player analysis program I have begun working on. We concluded the meeting feeling eager and optimistic about developing and implementing a sports science and player analysis program here at the schoo
This week we ran through some more Matlab examples and also code from the Matlab forums to learn how to export the value of a jpg image to a .txt file. Below is code which both extracts the pixel values in rgb triads from a jpg image and places it in a .txt file, and then re-imports the data. %https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/52567-how-to-export-the-pixel-value-of-an-jpg-image-to-a-txt-file
img = imread('ShorelineDJI_0040.JPG');
fid = fopen('deleteMeShorelin
Hello everyone, In this week's blog post I had the opportunity to finally get out of the lab and strech my wings and fly a few missions to help me "get back on the saddle". These missions involved aerial mapping around the AACC campus using Drone Deploy. Throughout these missions I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Nicholas Kiraly. Who, walked me through the process of using the DroneDeploy software, and helped me raise my PQ (pilot Qualifications) so I can fly solo. Until N
This week Michael and I took the Bonefish to the Magothy River Marina. We collected video footage of aquatic vegetation, and tested the maximum distance the ROV can travel tethered. The footage collected is for Eli and the AI project identifying different vegetation of the Chesapeake Bay. In the Lab, I have been working on an outline and the description files for sailing eBoards. The eBoards will be on the basics of sailing including points of sail, steering, wind, buoyancy,