Info Meeting Tonight

Welcome Class of 2017! We will be having our information session tonight in the ILC Multimedia room at 7 pm. If you’re a first year or even a fourth year, come on down and find out about the ways you can get involved with MAST! See you all tonight!

Update

Due to mechanical setbacks, the team has decided that GaelForce XL will not be launching for MicroTransat 2013. As a team, we believe this is the best decision so we can create the strongest boat possible. We would have loved to set sail in August, but we are entering a …

Current Projects

We hope everyone’s summer is going well. We are all still busy,each working on various aspects of the boat. Kevin has been setting up the back end of satellite transmission software. This is the computer code that takes in the frequent updates from the sailboat, and unscrambles the information and …

Test Results and Setbacks

Sorry for not updating in a while, our server was down for a few days. Our test last week was informative, if not as successful as we might have hoped. We learned that our software was not properly taking in the wind sensor’s data, and so the basic autonomous program …

Status update

After getting the boat out to the Kingston Marina on Friday we suffered a setback in the robot’s program. On review, a few mistakes in the code were found and corrected, and since then we have been working on the initial autonomous code. One of the difficulties that we have …

Thank You Sponsors!

We’d just like to take a second to say thank you to our newest sponsors, Scrivens Insurance, for supporting us in our bid to become the first team to send an unmanned sailboat across the Atlantic! As always, thank you to ALL of our sponsors, without you we couldn’t possibly …

Testing Day 2

Hey Folks, we’re taking our boat out into the lake again today. We’re hoping to have it sail cardinal directions on command; this involves the compass sensor and making sure it was programmed correctly. We are also going to evaluate the weather station, and how it logs its data. That’s …

The Sensor Situation

Hi everyone, since our last test we have been working on connecting our “weather station” sensor to our ship-board computer.  It is an impressive piece of technology that can tell us: Wind speed and direction Magnetic compass heading Temperature and humidity Location and velocity with GPS Barometric pressure The pitch …

Testing – Summer 2013

  Our first test with GaelForce XL was a great success. We sailed under remote control out of Kingston Marina on Thursday. The wind was quite light, but good for a first sail. The boys all got a bit sun-burnt their first day on the water! We will have to …

First Meeting 2012

Welcome Class of 2016! A lot of you expressed interest in MAST at EngDay, it was great getting to talk to you all. If you are still interested and want to get some more information, come on out to Room 111 in the ILC on Wednesday Septemeber 12th, at 7 …