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April 22, 2017
  Hundreds of prospective students visited the University of California Merced to check out the campus and all the programs that are offered. Many students were very interested in learning more about the Engineering Service Learning program, and more specifically the Unmanned Arial Vehicles...
April 11, 2017
  The platform team has received the SD memory cards that are required for the survey2 cameras. This is important because it means that they can begin taking test images, and the imaging team can test their codes to make sure that it is functioning properly. This meaning that their code is...
March 8, 2017
    UAV members attended the CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair on Wednesday, March 8th during UC Merced's Research Week. The AgTech Fair celebrated the significant and innovative work being conducted at the university, including the...
March 7, 2017
  The UAV platform team visited MESA Lab to conduct a field test of the IRIS+ drone. An attempt  to pilot the drone was made to ensure flight. After a trial run, slight errors within the flight balance  due to wing motors were ...
December 13, 2016
On Wednesday Nov. 9th, Victoria and Arnold conducted a flight mission at the Vernal Pool Reserve.  Arnold manned the ground control station while Victoria was the remote pilot. The goal of this mission was to collect images.  The imaging team will use the...
March 18, 2016
October 23, 2015
Every new UAV team needs people to be trained to manually fly the UAV drone. The UAV is supposed to be autonomous. However that does not mean it doesn't need someone who knows how to drive it. One example is in emergency situtations. So team members Alexander Li, Austin Stratton, and Duncan...
October 23, 2015
It's important for an Engineer Service Learning team to show their teacher, advisors, and especially their community partner what the team is doing for their project. Since these important figures aren't in the room all the time while the team is working, the team needs to show their...
October 23, 2015
October 17th UC Merced had its annual Preview Day for potential students and their families to help give them an idea about what UC Merced has to offer. Tours were offered for families to show them around the dormitories and school campus. Many clubs, sororities, and fraternities tabled around...
October 9, 2015
To start off the Fall 2015 semester, the platform sub-team decided to build on past semester's progress and modify the camera to be Infrared or IR capable. To obtain an IR filter the team decided to modify the currently owned camera for both financial and practical reasons. An IR camera is...

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