beach testing 8/7/2009

August 3, 2009 - 11:06 am 3 Comments

We are headed to the beach for a day of testing this friday (8/7/2009).  We will be meeting up at the shop around 12pm, and plan to be at Dockweiler State beach around 1pm. To get there, simply take the 105 west all the way till the end. We will be in the payed parking area. However, you can park on the street for free and walk down.

google map:,-118.434595&sll=33.934014,-118.433883&sspn=0.01264,0.021265&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&ll=33.925842,-118.408756&spn=0.110959,0.185051&z=13

map of testing location:

beach testing

3 Responses to “beach testing 8/7/2009”

  1. Paul Ventimiglia Says:

    Wish I could check it out. What are the big changes since the last test a couple weeks ago?

    Building away over here, making parts. Will be putting pics up of the progress during this week.

  2. dgudea Says:

    wish you could check it out too! you will definitly see it in action in october though :)

    No real big changes from last time, our vehicle is pretty much complete..

    new stuff this time around:
    2 more sensors to detect level of collected regolith
    new algorithm for determining level of collected regolith
    added teflon cloth in mechanism that dumps to prevent regolith loss
    tweaked auto depth cutting algorithm
    GUI enhancements

  3. Paul Ventimiglia Says:

    So how did the testing go? Hoping for more pics and video!