Brighton Venturers Holloway Bend Reef Project Unboxing Aug 2021

Brighton Venturers Holloway Bend Reef Project Unboxing Aug 2021

hi everyone um as part of the reef project i’ve received two parcels today and i thought we’d unbox them and see what we’ve got inside we’ll start with the box and then get onto the package let’s open her up see what we’ve got whoa looks like we’ve got some good stuff in here let’s just tip it out and see what’s here okay so all this stuff’s come from heltek in china um this is all for our reef monitoring project we have some prototyping boards enough for them for a bunch of people to do some work with those we have oh we have some turtle boards i’ll open them first and look what they are so these are all radio transmitter boards so they’re like arduinos but they have a radio transmitter on them as well so it looks a bit like an arduino board except we can put these antennas on them and whenever you’re doing stuff with these boards they always should have an antenna on them because they can kill the circuitry otherwise so there’s room for two aaa batteries here and on the other side and we have a number of pins that we can connect other sensors and things up to uh and a programming port and a couple switches okay so that’s pretty cool um we have some of these cube cells which are very similar to the other boards except they have a lcd display on them which is pretty cool and an led here and they have a little wire here we go which is basically an antenna so these are little antennas and they connect onto this little socket down here so we’ve got a few of those and then we’ve also got some lora boards so these boards actually have laura which is long range wireless wi-fi and bluetooth on them rosella boards this one just has laura and this one just has laura as well although this board the turtle board i believe or the other one i thought one of them had a gps on it as well i’m not sure about that so these little these boards also have an lcd display they have a little wi-fi aerial just here should i just make out that little aerial there and a connector there and a power connector here so they’re pretty cute little boards and an lcd display on them so the other thing we have here is we have some bigger antennas so these are much larger antennas but they also plug onto the boards so in theory we can get quite a distance with those these will range about a kilometer to maybe five kilometers if we’re lucky so they talk back to a base station which is or a gateway it’s called which we have one here of there are actually gateways around replace as well so in this box we have a gateway so this is our little laura gateway which is upside down and this has wi-fi lower connection network and power so this box we have our laura one and i don’t know if we can use that one as a wi-fi antenna or not but we might be able to we’ll have to see if we start playing around with it so we have one of those to connect to so the idea is that these will transmit from here to this and back and we can actually set up a number of different sensors on this um through these pins that we can talk to um sensors and relay boards and things like that so we’ll give all that a go as we get on with this the other thing we have here we have some additional aerials and some power connectors and some more aerials and adapters because we want to put some of these underwater on the reef so we can measure what’s happening under the reef uh we also have in this little package looks of it i believe actually open it we have hopefully some little solar panels which in theory should be able to power these little boards but we don’t know about those we’ll see how we go with whether we can do that or not we’ll have to play around with that so we have a bunch of these as you can see so we will get these out to venturers to have a play with um we’ll get all the programming tools up and running and see what what how we go with that i’ll have a quick play with this in the next few days and see what i can set up and then we’ll get everyone else to have a go so that’s what’s in that package if i push all that aside let’s have a look what’s in the other package all right all right in this other package what we got here okay very interesting [Applause] oh check these out so in this one we have some rov motors so we’re going to build another rov we’ve got the one that’s got the bilge pumps on it and we’re going to build another one with these motors i believe in here we have the motor controller yes lovely these look pretty good actually um so we’ve got three of these motors to start with and we’ll have to play with these as well and see how we can go with setting up another rov with these in theory we can actually control these with these little boards here but we’ll also get an arduino or a raspberry pi to see if we can hook them up to that okay these two look pretty good so we’ll have a play with them in the near future okay that’s all for now [Music]
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Brighton Venturers Holloway Bend Reef Project Unboxing Aug 2021

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