Pictures from camp, and first dives in Bonney

December 6, 2008

Dec 4 – 8

Some pictures from camp.

Breakfast. Peter, Bob and Kristof. Chris is seen from the window inside the tent. The red tent is our living room and the blue on is our kitchen.
Breakfast. Peter, Bob and Kristof. Chris is seen in the window of the red tent. The red tent is our living room and the blue one is our kitchen.
View from camp.

View from camp.

 
Another view from camp.

Another view from camp.

Blood Falls.

Blood Falls.

Myself walking to work from campsite to Bot-House.

Myself walking from campsite to Bot-House. Photo thanks to Kristof.

Ice on Lake Bonney.

Ice on Lake Bonney. Photo thanks to Kristof.

 

Dec 4

The robot went for its first dive in Bonney. Peter also went for his first dive in Bonney to clear out the ice protrusions on the inner circumference of the melt-hole to make it clear for the robot.

Bob working in the Bot-House.

Bob working in the Bot-House.

Bill and Vickie.

Bill and Vickie.

Working on the robot.

Working on the robot.

Peter preparing for is dive. John is explaining somehting to him.

Peter preparing for his dive. John is explaining something to him.

Peter getting out after his dive.

Peter getting out after his dive.

Robot getting into the melthole.

Robot getting into the melthole.

Robot in the melthole. Vickie is in the harness to unhook the robot from the gantry.

Robot in the melthole. Vickie is in the harness to unhook the robot from the gantry.

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Putting together the robot

December 6, 2008

Dec 3

We had removed some of the the hardware from the robot because it was sensitive, and also to reduce the weight of the robot for helo-flight. We assembled most of the robot hardware today and organized the bot-house.

Vickie spent the day mounting various sensors on the robot.

Vickie spent the day mounting various sensors on the robot.

Chris, Bart and Bob working on the robot's battery

Chris, Bart and Bob working on the robot's battery

Most of the hardware has been mounted.

Most of the hardware has been mounted.

Dinner.

Dinner.

The sky had turned cloudy by evening. View from camp.

The sky had turned cloudy by evening. View from camp.

Bot-House seen from our camp.

Bot-House seen from our camp.


Bot-House setup at Blood Falls

December 6, 2008

Dec 2

Today was a very productive day. We finished setting up the tent with all the insulating layers. The carpenters and electricians flew in and installed the heating and electricity. We moved most of the robot stuff into the Bot-House. Maciej and Peter also melted the refrozen ice over the melthole.

Mounting the supports for the end wall.

Mounting the supports for the end wall.Action.

The Bot-House.

The Bot-House.

The helicopter with our stuff.

The helicopter with our stuff.

Peter on the frozen melthole.

Peter on the frozen melthole.

Installing the rails for the gantry inside the Bot-House.

Installing the rails for the gantry inside the Bot-House.

Re-melting the melthole with a heating coil.

Re-melting the melthole with a heating coil.

Pool of water from ice that has melted around the heater.

Pool of water from ice that has melted around the heater.

Peter setting up the ENDURANCE poster.

Peter setting up the ENDURANCE poster.