Build Resources

SeaPerch Build Manual
SeaPerch Build Manual
Current & Archived Manuals

Brass Propeller Shaft Issue Help!

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Download Animation

 

SeaPerch Build Tip – Insert Tight Toggle Switch in PCB

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Follow step-by-step instructions to build a SeaPerch ROV.

Download SeaPerch Build Manual (2021)

 

Archived versions of the SeaPerch manual:

Download SeaPerch Build Manual (2016)

Download SeaPerch Build Manual (2012)

Download SeaPerch Build Manual (2011)

Download SeaPerch Build Manual (2010-short version)

Extension Activities & Educational Resources

Electrical System
Electrical System
Lesson

Lesson supporting the electrical system build section of the SeaPerch ROV. Students can learn the basics of electricity, electric charge, electric fields, voltage, electric energy, capacitors, electric current, DC resistors, batteries, and circuit analysis. This resource is a part of the SeaPerch Build lesson series.

 

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Electric Motor Exploration
Electric Motor Exploration
Lesson

Build a simple electric motor and explore electric currents, magnetics and how motors relate to the electromagnetic forces all around us in this fun explorative lesson. This resource is a part of the Engineering & Robotics lesson series.

 

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The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October
Lesson

The Hunt for Red October is an exciting piece of literature that chronicles a real-world submarine tale. Students will use this book to research concepts applicable to their SeaPerch, ROV, prepare a written report in cooperation with other students, and polish their presentation skills. This resource is a part of the Cross-Curricular lesson series.

 

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SeaPerch Concepts

Competition Resources

2021 SeaPerch Season
2021 SeaPerch Season
May be modified for regional events.

Rules

 

May be modified for regional events.

 

Pool Courses: Overview & Rules *

Pool Courses: Competition Classes & Design Rules *

Pool Courses: ROV Compliance Checklist(updated 01/25/2021)

 

*International Challenge classes will include Middle School Stock, High School Stock & Open Class. Other events will be limited to Middle School & High School.

 

Templates & Instructions

 

Engineering Design: Technical Design Report Template & Instructions

International Challenge – Required event

Engineering Design: Fact Sheet Template (PDF)

International Challenge – Required event

Engineering Design: Fact Sheet Template (PPT)

International Challenge – Required event

Team Interview: Instructions & Questions

International Challenge – Required event

Real-World Innovation: Instructions

International Challenge – Optional event

Real-World Innovation: Poster Template (PPT)(Google Slide)

International Challenge – Optional event

Outreach: Instructions & Examples

International Challenge – Special activity

 

Scoring Rubrics

 

Engineering Design: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Required event

Team Interview: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Required event

Obstacle Course Scoresheet

International Challenge – Optional event

(No Obstacle Course)

Mission Course Scoresheet

International Challenge – Optional event

Pool Courses: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Optional event

Real-World Innovation: Scoring Rubric

International Challenge – Optional event

 

 

Build Guides

Full instructions for how to build the 2021 season pool courses. Optional event in the 2021 International SeaPerch Challenge.

 

Mission Course: Mini Pool Course

Mission Course: Marine Debris Objects

updated 01/25/2021

Mission Course: Canisters

 

Virtual Resources

Are you working remotely with your team and looking for resources to help? Here are a few great places to start and include some free educational offers from our amazing partners.

 

VPerch

Design, build, and test your SeaPerch in an online environment.

Autodesk Tinkercad

Design and model your SeaPerch in 3D. Suitable for all ages!

Autodesk Fusion 360

Design and model your SeaPerch in 3D. Ages 13+.

Program & Advocacy Resources