All of the white structures you see are syntactic foam. This strong flotation material is comprised of millions of hollow glass beads. It can resist being crushed by deep water pressure down to 9kft or 5kpsi. This amazing substance weighs half as much as water. - Bob Zook Discovering Skinnybot with Scientist Bob Zook by Jeffrey Donenfeld 2015-01-02 All of the white structures you see are syntactic foam. This strong flotation material is comprised of millions of hollow glass beads. It can resist being crushed by deep water pressure down to 9kft or 5kpsi. This amazing substance weighs half as much as water. – Bob Zook The front end of SCINI Deep. showing the blue camera hosing, the sapphire pressure window and one of our LED lights. The top rails have been removed to facilitate access. The button I am waring is a Christmas greeting (Noel) – Bob Zook Demonstrating one of our sensor boards in the camera module. This board provides us with 3 axis acceleration, 3 axis gyro, 3D magnetic compass (mostly useless in Antarctica), temperature and barometric pressure. The information that is most usefull for us is the ability to measure the Tilt of the vehicle and to be able to watch the internal pressure of the camera bottle. This pressure sensor allows us to test the bottle and confirm that we have closed its seal successfully. We have yet to experence a flooded bottle on this project. – Bob Zook This is the inside of our main electronics bottle. housed in this dry space is our power supply, thruster motor controllers, our main surface communications devices and several micro controllers that maintain order and control over these items. – Bob Zook The inside of one of our camera bottles. There are a total of 12 circuit boards arranged on a complex aluminum try system. This tray design has been optimized to dissipate heat while while providing the necessary mounting space for all of the components. – Bob Zook
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