Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Video Conference with Paul Fucile Part #2

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our technical team met up again with Paul Fucile via video conference. Despite the technical difficulties that held us up for the greater part of an hour, this continuation of our conference with Mr. Fucile proved useful to us. This week, Mr. Fucile went over with us some basics of computer programming that tie into the construction of the future circuitry of our device. The intention of going over this information was to basically work out the problem of creating a circuit usable for our purposes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2013 in Review

2013 has come to a close and in the new year we are going forward with our weekly meetings, fundraising events, and meetings with others helping us on our way to EurekaFest this summer. This is a good opportunity for us to look at 2013 in review.
Over the summer of 2013, our newly formed team came together to find an area of need in the world around us and formulate an idea we could present to the Lemelson MIT program. Based on our location, it was appropriate to look towards our hydroelectric power-producing lake for inspiration. Thus, the idea of a generator that convets wave motion into electricity was born.
In a series of meetings over the summer we finalized a grant proposal to send over to the LMIT program, and hallelujah! our proposal was approved and we were granted the money needed to make our invention become a reality. Since then, we have brainstormed, gone through trials, and experienced failure as well as success week after week. We have built a "wave tank" in which our technical team will be placing a small-scale model of the invention and demonstrating the function of the electric wave energy generator. This tank to date is still in the works, and the technical team is continuing to ready it for use. The circuit continues to be improved upon to maximize function and efficiency.
Today, we are just under five months away from unveiling our final product to the Lemelson MIT program and the fourteen other schools from all over the country coming together in Cambridge this June. Until then, we have plans to grow interest in our effort, fundraise, and each and improve upon our final product.The best is yet to come!

Video Conference between the Technical Team and Paul Fucile, Senior Engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

January 16, 2014
Our technical team sat in a video conference with Paul Fucile, the senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic in Massachusetts. In this conference the team and Mr. Fucile went over some basics of curcuitry and discussed the role of impedence in the electronic aspect of our invention. Mr. Fucile also gave us some helpful suggestions as to the structure of the dock fixture and the means of mounting it to a dock. Next Thursday, January 23, we will be meeting again with Mr. Fucile via video conference.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

We're Back!

I hope you had an enjoyable holiday season! After a nice holiday break a a great deal of school cancellations and delays due to frigid temperatures and snow and snow and more snow, we're back working full speed ahead! Be expecting more regular updates from our Facebook, Twitter, and blog! Our wave tank is almost ready to go and we're discussing ways we can make our invention work as efficiently as possible.
We are planning lots of exciting things, so get ready!