Epsom College are competing in The Microtransat challenge and are trying to build a robot boat that can sail from England to America autonomously. It has been attempted approximately 25 times by Universities, Businesses and Individuals; however, it has never been completed.
RockBLOCK is being used to send back telemetry data from anywhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Every hour it provides Latitude, Longitude, Battery Voltages, Temperatures inside the electronics bays and sends a 'Mayday' if water is detected in the hull. Each update is forwarded to a PHP script that easily stores the information in a SQL database, updates Twitter (@Epsom_Transat) and places a marker on a rolling map on their website.
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