The SeaHornet is a mechanical engineering student design project at Sacramento State University (CSUS) by Jacob McGrew, Benjamin Shell, and Derek Hartl. The SeaHornet is a small ROV (approximately 12" wide x 10" high x 19" long) that is controlled from a Windows laptop. The project began in August 2006 and was officially completed in May 2007.
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Jacob has exceptional leadership skills necessary to keep our team organized and to integrate all the research from each team member. He also comes from a computer science background and is proficient in Solidworks computer modeling.
Ben comes from a computer science background and has the necessary programming skills to build the computer based control system and interface the electronic components. He also has a lot of practical experience machining, welding, and building mechanical devices. Ben is also the seahornet.org developer and primary maintainer. In addition to being a full-time student Ben does freelance web development.
Derek is experienced with Solidworks, engineering analysis, and he is also very creative. Derek often comes up with unique solutions to problems, and lots of new ideas.