img 4576 Maker Faire New York: MATE Underwater Robots
img 4579 Maker Faire New York: MATE Underwater Robots

In the West Courtyard, look for the large swimming pool surrounded by swarms of kids — that’s where you’ll find the PVC submersible robots of the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE), an organization funded by the National Science Foundation that puts on a competition of student-built underwater ROVs. They have simpler robots in the pool that kids can drive around, along with a more robust robot (bottom photo) on display.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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