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MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL

Underwater Robotics Team 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL Underwater Robotics Team 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Boss Ladies, Inc. Chief

The Boss Ladies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer Victoria Armstrong Chief Financial Officer- Tyheirra Jones Chief Analytic Officer- Tedecia Robinson Researcher, Accountant & Engineer- Jewel Bradshaw Accountant- Cymera Kearse Electrician- Briana N. Stuckey Engineer- Immanuel Muhammad

Advisors

Dr. Baxter, Ms. Green, Mr. Jones, Ms. Williams

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Table of Contents

Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………Page 3

Photographs………………………………………………………………………………

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Company Profile…………………………………………………………………………

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Expense Sheet……………………………………………………………………………

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Design Rationale…………………………………………………………………………

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Challenges…………………………………………………………………………………Page 9

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………

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References………………………………………………………………………………

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Abstract

Exxon Valdez, 1989 took place on March 24, 1989 in Prince William Sound, Alaska. About eleven million gallons of oil was spilled into the ocean in Prince William Sound after the ship Exxon Valdez collided into Bligh Reef. The Exxon Valdez accident was the blame for the death of 2,800 sea otters, 250,000 birds, and 900 bald eagles. The damages from the oil spill equated to over $380 million dollars and required for Congress to convene to set news laws involving environmental damages.

Boss Ladies, Inc. was contacted by Alyeska, the company who represented Exxon Valdez, and asked to build a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that would find $100 million worth of diamonds that fell off of the ship during the crash. In order to accomplish this task we have installed the following items on claws, lights and a camera. We have installed claws to pick-up the diamonds that fell into the ocean as well as lights and a camera to help us find every single missing diamond. Boss Ladies, Inc. specializes in assisting companies who need help completing difficult tasks.

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Photographs

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 2. Front view of ROV.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 3. Side angle of the base of our ROV.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 4. Electric box.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 5. Base of our ROV with the floatation foam.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 6. Side angle of ROV with motors.

4 Photographs Figure 1. Side angle of ROV with team member. Figure 2. Front view of

Figure 7. Side motor.

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Company Profile

Boss Ladies Inc. is a successful company that specializes in fixing hazards by use of

remotely operated vehicles (ROV).

The company was founded by three membersVictoria

Armstrong, Jewel Bradshaw, and Tyheirra Jones. These three ladies came together with the

same passionassisting with natural disasters. All three of them have different unique talents

and with their talents they created the company Boss Ladies Inc. on July 6, 2012.

Eventually,

their company expanded to include four additional members. Every employee has a different and important job, which makes them all valuable commodities. The company is currently

located in Chicago, Illinois.

Victoria Armstrong

Victoria Armstrong was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. She is currently attending Delaware Valley Charter High School. Victoria is the Chief Executive Officer of Boss Ladies, Inc. Her job is to check on everything going on in the company. She also helps with building the prototypes for ROVs, soldering wires, writing abstracts for technical papers, and cutting pipes. Victoria says she works for Boss Ladies, Inc. because of the good pay and the positive environment.

Tyheirra Jones

Tyherria Jones was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Tyherria is going to attend Martin Luther King High School for the next four years. Her goal for high school is to graduate with knowledge about business.

Tyheirra is the as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Boss Ladies, Inc. Her responsibilities at Boss Ladies, Inc. include taking care of the finances and making all of the financial decisions for the company. Tyherria recently saved the company from bankruptcy by completing a mission in Tokyo back in June.

Tyherria’s goal is for Boss Ladies, Inc. to develop into one of the wealthiest and well- known companies in the United States. Tyherria Jones works for Boss Ladies, Inc. because she believes the company has a great potential and needs her in order to develop into a financially sound business.

Tedecia Robinson

Tedecia Robinson was born in Jamaica but now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2012, she will be attending Randolph High School. At Boss Ladies, Inc. Tedecia’s job title Chief Analytic Officer (CAO). As the CAO, Tedecia is responsible for proving data to help design ROVs. Her goal for Boss Ladies, Inc. is for the company to build the best ROVs. She works for Boss Ladies, Inc. because it is a good company to work for and she can help find lost diamonds.

Jewel Bradshaw

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Jewel functions as the researcher, accountant and engineer. She was born on June 6, 1998. She currently lives in Chicago and will soon be attending Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Bradshaw is very intelligent and works to the very best of her abilities. Ms. Bradshaw has recently developed a way to have ROVs to work in many terrains including water, land, and space.

Ms. Bradshaw has stated that she wants Boss Ladies, Inc. to become the number one ROV makers for hazardous incidents. She states, “working for the Boss Ladies, Inc. is a high achievement. Most people do not have the opportunity to save the environment and everything that is in it. I am glad I have an awesome team to work with.”

Cymera Kearse

Cymera Kearse was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she currently still lives. As a little girl she attended various schools. In September, she will be attending Motivation High School.

At Boss Ladies, Inc. Cymera serves as the accountant. She is responsible for keeping track of how much the company spends and makes during the year. Cymera works directly with the CFO, Tyhierra. Cymera desires to help make the company successful and enjoys working at Boss Ladies, Inc. because it helps the environment.

Briana Stuckey

Briana Nicole Stuckey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will be attending Parkway Northwest in September of 2012. At Boss Ladies, Inc. Briana operates as the electrician. Briana strops wires and solders them with the correct parts in order to get electrical items working. She also arranges the wires by connecting them to the switches. Briana has to make sure all electrical currents are arranged correctly.

Briana enjoys soldering the wires, stripping the wires and cutting the PVC pipes. She really likes working with her hands, which she gets to do daily. Briana hopes that her team will be successful in picking up the missing diamonds that feel off of the ship Exxon Valdez.

Immanuel Muhammad

Immanuel Muhammad was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and still resides there. As a little boy he attended Francis D. Pastorius School and will attend The Promise Academy @ Martin Luther King High School in the fall of 2012.

At Boss Ladies, Inc., he served as an engineer and helped with the overall design for the ROV. When asked why he decided to work for Boss Ladies INC. Immanuel replied, “I work for this company because there isn’t enough male representation in this company so I have the privilege of being the only male working with the Boss Ladies.”

Expense Sheet

Item

Origin

Quantity

Cost

Total Cost

Camera

Donated

1

$

109.00

$

109.00

7

Motors

Purchased

 
  • 3 $

$

30.00

 

90.00

Carabineer

Purchased

 
  • 4 $

$

15.39

 

61.56

Wire hanger

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

6.97

 

6.97

PVC pipe

Purchased

 
  • 7 $

$

1.00

 

7.00

PVC Joints

Purchased

15

$

1.79

$

26.85

14 Gauge wire

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

6.28

 

6.28

Chicken wire

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

15.53

 

15.53

Switches & eletrical connecter

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

36.99

 

36.99

Blige pump

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

79.95

 

79.95

Plastic crate

Purchased

 

$

30.00

$

30.00

Vinyl tubing

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

9.00

 

9.00

Flex tubing

Purchased

 
  • 2 $

$

15.00

 

30.00

Pyle 7" TFT display

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

199.99

 

199.99

Aluminum attache case

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

199.00

 

199.00

Plexiglass sheet

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

8.82

 

52.92

Black & decker electromate

Used

 
  • 1 $

$

169.00

 

169.00

Strainer

Purchased

 
  • 1 $

$

6.98

 

6.98

 

Total Cost 709.12

Design Rationale

ROVs are being used more frequently in our daily lives. Today ROVs are used when there is a situation in which humans are unable to physically help. For example, cleaning up the oil spill that spilled after Exxon Valdez crashed into Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It was because of the incident that occurred in Prince William Sound that Boss Ladies, Inc. was hired by Alyeska. Alyeska hired Boos Ladies, Inc. to find $100 million dollars worth of diamonds that fell off Exxon Valdez when it collided into Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. We knew there would be six main components that were needed to complete the task at hand. The six main parts needed for the underwater ROV included: the frame, claws, motors, electric box, floaters and contaminated unit.

ROV Frames

The foundation of the ROV was made with PVC pipes and shaped into a rectangular form. The reason Boss Ladies, Inc. opted for a rectangular shape was stability. Holding the PVC pipes together are PVC joint connectors. There are a total of six PVC connectors holding the frame together. Boss Ladies, Inc. chose a rectangular design so it would be both neutrally buoyant and hold all of the diamonds placed onto it.

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Claw and Scooper

The claw was one the most important components in ROV design. On our ROV there will be two claws. The claws were places on the ROV so that we could pick up the diamonds

that have fallen off of the ship. To save time we connected a scooper to the second claw. By having the scooper connected to the claw we can immediately deposit any diamonds we find. We will also use the scooper to scoop the ground for the diamonds then using the electric box we can cause for the scooper to shake to see if the scooper has any diamonds.

Motors

The motors allow for the ROV to move, if the motors were not there then the ROV could not move. On our frame there are three motors attached. There is a motor the far left side, the far right side and on the second layer of the frame in the middle. The main reason for this set-up was to ensure balance.

Floaters

We have attached floaters to the ROV to help the frame from sinking. The floaters were wrapped around the left and the right sides of the ROV. When building we had to make sure we put an equal amount of flex tubing to maintain balance.

Electric box

The electric box is known as the control panel. The control panel helps control the motors which help the ROV move. The electric box is another important part of the ROV without the electric box it would be impossible for the ROV to move. The only problem with the electric box is that it is not waterproof.

Containment unit

Boss Ladies, Inc. developed a containment unit for the ROV to hold the diamonds. A traditional net might cause for the diamonds to fall if they were placed on the net. The way that our containment unit works is first the claw and the scooper will scout for the diamonds. When the ROV finds diamonds these jewels will be placed into the containment unit. The containment unit has a lid so that the diamonds do not fall out. The ROV claw will open and close the lid.

The design created by Boss Ladies, Inc. will be successful. We made sure we had everything that will be needed to reach our goal. Nothing will be added that is not needed or that is going to make this mission not a success. Boss Ladies, Inc. will achieve the goal of collecting all of the diamonds that have fallen off of Exxon Valdez.

Density Summary

 

Density Summary

 
   

Volume

 

Item

Mass (g)

(cm3)

Density(g/cm3)

PVC

587.35

302

1.94

Foam

0

0

0

PVC Corner

126.6

90

1.4

PVC T-Junctions

212.6

160

1.32

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Motors

567

402

1.32

Electrical Cables

0

0

0

Totals

1487.75

972

1.53

Challenges

There were many personal and functional issues that came up amongst our group. The first personal issue faced by Boss Ladies, Inc. was communication. Some members in Boss Ladies, Inc. on many occasions felt that their voice was not being heard. Frustration also arose when members did not understand what each was communicating. Throughout the building process we learned we are a group and as a group we should start listening to each other and care about each other’s feelings. We needed to recognize that everyone’s opinion was important.

The second personal issue faced was cooperation. At times members would begin slacking and not fulfilling their role. We learned that if we do not work together, we will not have success and, Boss Ladies, Inc. will fail as a group. All members need to participate in the creation of building the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

A functional issue Boss Ladies, Inc. was faced with was time. There were a lot of tasks that needed to be completed by July 26, 2012. Our company should have made a schedule to make sure that we finish tasks on specific dates.

In future, if we implement some of the lessons learned our outcome will be better. We learned from this experience that if we do not effectively communicate, cooperate with each other and manage our time our company might fail. Overall, there is no team without any challenges; however, any group can overcome difficult tasks if they work together with each other.

Conclusion

Boss Ladies Inc. has achieved many things on our journey to construct the best remotely operated vehicle. During the STE2AM summer academy we have had the opportunity to build an excellent ROV built by our engineering team, create a beautiful tri-fold board designed by our research team, and most important developed life-long friendships. Without the hard-work by every team member, we would not have been able to make a ROV to recover the missing diamonds from the ship Exxon Valdez. It was terrible how 53,094,510 gallons or 1,264,155 barrels was spilled over approximately 1300 miles and killed 250000 seabirds, 2800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, up to 22 killer whales and billions of salmon and herring eggs (Oceana, 2012, para. 3-8).

Team members on Boss Ladies, Inc. agree that we would recommend this program to everyone who wants to have some backgrounds knowledge in engineering ROVs. In addition, to anyone who has an open-mind and who is willing to develop life-long friendships.

References

Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Exxon valdez. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/learning/exxon.htm

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Oceana. (2012). Exxon valdez oil spill facts. Retrieved from http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop- ocean-pollution/oil-pollution/learn-act/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-facts Teachers Domain. (2012). Exxon valdez. Retrieved from

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/ess05.sci.ess.waycyc.exxon/

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