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Mantis Flight at Albany High

December 9 2014
I'm flying Mantis in the AHS pool for anyone that wants to come see as a (belated) part of CS Ed Week!

December 9 2014


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Mission Underway

The flight is definitely postponed due to a lack of response from the pool people. Grr.Oh well. C'est la vie.

Hope things are going well over the holidays! Sorry to hear the pool isn't responsive. Maybe there's a place nearby you can fly it in the bay? Exploring underwater pilings is always pretty eye opening! let me know if i can help!

Here we go! I have Mantis in the pelican case at school, the logistics of her and stairs are hilarious, and she's all ready to go for a 9:45 flight!


Excellent! I'm sure the students will really enjoy this! I'll enjoy seeing your post later too.

Nice case, I love it. What kind of Pelican case is that? Did you use custom foam inside?

Change of plans!!

Life and logistics got confused and crazy, so the flight is moved to Wednesday, Dec 17.

Go Kira! Excited to tune in.

Mantis is up and running, totally ready to go for Thursday! I'm having some technical difficulties getting the pictures from my phone to my laptop, but I'll keep trying, and get them up ASAP!

Hello people! Mantis's batteries are charging right now, and then we'll do some function tests in my bathtub! There will be video, and what's a youtube video without a cat?

The actual expedition is still on for Thursday, as far as I know! Stay tuned for updates!

Fantastic, I can't wait to see the video of Mantis! I hope you don't plan on putting he cat in the pool too. ;)

I'm dying to know @kirap12797 did Mantis boot right back up?

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I helped build Mantis at GURC, and I wanted to show her off and spread the word about OpenROV. I talked to my Computer Science teacher at Albany High School, and we got permission to use the pool. It's fairly straightforward- I'm just gonna fly her and talk about my experience at GURC.


Awesome! go Kira!

Hey Kira, you are welcome to stop by sometime and check on Mantis' systems and take her to the high school. Looking forward to see what you get up to with the robot!