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 …

Welcome Aboard New Recruits!

With the Fall 2012 semester fast approaching, MAST is excited to have the whole team back together and is looking forward to welcoming our new members. As always, everyone is welcome to join. First years, come check us out outside Grant Hall at EngDay on Sunday, September 9th at 4 …

4m Launched

  Time to break out the bubbly! Our 4m boat was out on her maiden voyage August 18, 2012. Currently unnamed, she is our first candidate for the MicroTransat Challenge, and will be our main focus for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year. Thank you to everyone for your hard work …

Summer 2012 Outlook

The current semester is now coming to a close and just about all of the team members are currently working hard studying for exams. We have made some significant progress over  this last year! We have focused on planning for the future, and have decided to focus on finishing our …

New Website

We have updated the website! We are still in the process of transferring all of the information from the old site, so a few important pages are still missing. New pictures have been added to the photo gallery so you can check out what what it was like at Sailbot …