Title

Underwater Camera

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about the negative effects of ocean pollution. Currently, the only long term imaging system used to track the Pacific ocean “Garbage Patches” are satellites. If a camera is created that can follow the current path of the “garbage patch”, more will be known about what is happening with ocean pollutants. The camera will send a picture to an attached device (phone, tablet or computer) every minute. These photos will show what is under the surface. Much like an iceberg, what’s under the surface is much larger than what’s above it. Marine biologist could use the data gathered to further experiment on ways to reduce ocean pollutants. The plan is to be able to supply constant power to a GoPro Hero 5. The camera will be powered via solar panel or Thermo Electric Generator. If the camera is powered via solar, the panel will have to be created to withstand the salt water of the ocean. If powered via TEG, a heated side will be necessary. Both forms of power have many pro’s and con’s.

Location

Founders Hall 222 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 10:15 AM

Underwater Camera

Founders Hall 222 B

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about the negative effects of ocean pollution. Currently, the only long term imaging system used to track the Pacific ocean “Garbage Patches” are satellites. If a camera is created that can follow the current path of the “garbage patch”, more will be known about what is happening with ocean pollutants. The camera will send a picture to an attached device (phone, tablet or computer) every minute. These photos will show what is under the surface. Much like an iceberg, what’s under the surface is much larger than what’s above it. Marine biologist could use the data gathered to further experiment on ways to reduce ocean pollutants. The plan is to be able to supply constant power to a GoPro Hero 5. The camera will be powered via solar panel or Thermo Electric Generator. If the camera is powered via solar, the panel will have to be created to withstand the salt water of the ocean. If powered via TEG, a heated side will be necessary. Both forms of power have many pro’s and con’s.